SAKG Obtains Summary Judgment in Product Liability Case Against Component Part Manufacturer

In May 2022, SAKG obtained summary judgment and a dismissal with prejudice in a product liability case against its client, a component part manufacturer. The case was pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. SAKG team of Scott Ast and Alex McKenna obtained summary judgment arguing that plaintiff lacked evidence to submit his claim of significant personal injury caused by the alleged malfunction of a consumer appliance to the jury. Plaintiff’s expert engineer failed to offer evidence of a defect in the component, and plaintiff’s reliance on the “Malfunction Doctrine” was misplaced and not recognized under applicable law.