Monthly Archives: December 2015

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It’s the Expertise, Not the Title

In a recent case, an Ohio resident’s house burned down after she parked her vehicle in an attached garage. The plaintiff filed suit against BMW alleging that a design defect in the vehicle caused the fire. In support, the plaintiff proffered the expert testimony of a mechanic who opined that the vehicle’s design allowed for the buildup of heat between its stiffener plate and exhaust system, the subsequent ignition of adjacent leaves and the fire. The plaintiff further supported its position by alleging that the…

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