Jones Day additionally defended General Motors in circumstances related to the Corvair, the car that was the topic of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe At Any Speed. It was alleged that the direct air heater into the automotive brought on carbon monoxide to leak into the interior. The Firm received the first class action case filed towards GM, which was additionally the Firm’s first single product, multi-district litigation. We also tried to the jury the final Corvair case within the federal district court for the Southern District of Ohio. The Firm obtained a verdict for the defense on this severe personal damage action regardless of the antagonistic publicity surrounding this explicit car. The Firm additionally represented Firestone in litigation over a patent on oil-extended synthetic rubber, an important component in tire manufacturing. In this protracted litigation, Firestone was the only company which did not settle with the patent proprietor, however as a substitute, initiated a declaratory judgment action looking for a discovering of patent invalidity and non-infringement.
After a hearing, the district court docket discovered that the banks had no unlawful motivation and were appearing properly in seeking the repayment of their notes. The Firm additionally dealt with a floor breaking case for the Cleveland Trust Company that resulted in the establishment of the primary multi-county bank holding firm in Ohio. Prior to this litigation, an Ohio financial institution was restricted to operating in solely the county by which it was founded. Our client, Cleveland Trust, was the only exception because it … Read More