Defense of Explosive Products Liability Case

Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore for the Defense.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division

This product liability case arose when the plaintiffs were injured in an industrial explosion. The plaintiffs and their employer, a hazardous materials removal company, were hired to inspect ducts for possible aluminum dust, which is combustible. Plaintiffs found dust in one duct and attempted to remove the dust using ungrounded vacuuming equipment. They claimed the explosion started in an inert external baghouse, and had two experts who opined the same. The Court excluded their expert opinions as unreliable. The summary judgment for our client was based on the evidence remaining after expert exclusion.

Status of the case:

Summary judgment for our client on all claims.

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