MehaffyWeber Sticks One-Two Punch With Multiple Caterpillar Wins

​​Shareholder Brad Howell is pleased to announce two recent successes on behalf of MehaffyWeber client Caterpillar. Texas Federal Court Summary Judgment Affirmed By Fifth Circuit The Fifth Circuit recently affirmed a summary judgment, which was entered in favor of Caterpillar by Judge Marcia Crone in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of…

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MehaffyWeber’s Brad K. Howell Secures Summary Judgment for Caterpillar

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​​Summary judgment was recently entered in favor of Caterpillar in a substantial products liability case pending in the Eastern District of Texas.  Plaintiff, AIG Europe, Ltd. (“AIG Europe”), as subrogee of Baker Hughes Incorporated, sought to recover damages in excess of $15 million in connection with a fire at the St. Lucia Well Site fracking operation in Loving County, Texas. 

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Amazon Products Liability Lawsuits: How Recent Court Rulings Could Impact the E-Commerce Company


​​In today’s fast-paced world, we have become accustomed to having the option to go online, find what we need, and purchase those items within a matter of minutes. Everything from a new phone case to a week’s worth of groceries is just a few clicks away. One of the websites we often turn to for these tasks is e-commerce giant Amazon. While typically consumers feel comfortable making frequent purchases from the site, a recent products liability suit found third-party manufacturers used by Amazon could impact the quality and safety of products sold—but what about the impact on the e-commerce company itself?

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