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Lynne Liberato
+1 713.547.2017


Nina Cortell
+1 214.651.5579


Karen S. Precella
+1 817.347.6620

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Tort and Products Liability Appeals

When the stakes are high, Haynes and Boone’s appellate lawyers have the experience to handle the most significant tort and products liability cases. At the trial level, our lawyers draft winning motions for summary judgment and judgment notwithstanding the verdict, persuade courts to exclude opponents’ expert testimony, and draft jury charges with an eye toward error preservation. On appeal, we have obtained multi-million dollar reversals for our clients, including significant products liability victories in the Texas Supreme Court. For example, in Whirlpool v. Camacho, Haynes and Boone’s appellate lawyers obtained reversal of a $14 million judgment and rendition of a take-nothing judgment in a fire case by showing that the expert’s testimony purportedly linking the fire to a dryer was scientifically unreliable. The Whirlpool case was built upon Haynes and Boone’s earlier victory in Volkswagen of America v. Ramirez, in which our appellate attorneys persuaded the Texas Supreme Court to reverse a nearly $20 million judgment by showing that the plaintiffs’ accident reconstruction expert testimony was unreliable.

We have experience in a broad range of tort actions, including:

  •  negligence;
  • breach of fiduciary duty;
  •  products liability;
  • conspiracy;
  •  medical malpractice;
  • fraud;
  •  wrongful death;
  • class actions; and
  •  defamation;
  • business torts.