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Emerging Risks & Specialty Tort Litigation

The attorneys in this practice group focus on litigation arising out of newly developing areas of tort liability and other areas of industry-specific and specialty tort litigation.

Ever watchful of new and evolving areas of tort liability being asserted by the plaintiff’s bar, this practice group handles matters that may not have even existed in prior years. With a broad range of expertise and years of experience in defending businesses and individual against liability and contractually based lawsuits, the attorneys in this practice group apply an innovative approach to defending these claims, applying time-proven defenses with creative and cutting-edge arguments, seeking to eliminate and minimize the scope of legal theories being asserted and damages sought at every stage of the litigation, including by demurrer and motion for summary judgment/adjudication.

By way of example, our attorneys handle matters involving:

  • Advertising Injury Defense
  • Amusement/Attractions
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Climate Change - Tort Related Litigation
  • Credit Crisis-Related Disputes
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Internet & Social Media Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Nanotechnology
  • Recreation
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Subrogation
  • Youth Organizations

Depending on the legal issues, attorneys in this group work collaboratively with attorneys from other practice areas, including our Law & Motion attorneys, calling on the combined resources of the firm to effectively defend suits against our clients. We also serve as Monitoring, Coordinating, National and Local counsel, depending on the needs of the particular client.

For more information about the Emerging Risks & Specialty Tort Litigation Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming LLP, its attorneys and services, please contact:

Guy R. Gruppie, Co-Chair
213-630-1089

Heather L. Mills, Co-Chair
213-630-1079