Our lawyers have litigated and tried product liability claims in state and federal courts for both consumer products (including furniture and motorcycle components) and industrial products (such as multi-cell conduit, asbestos and valves). We understand that these cases require a team approach and we work closely with both in-house counsel as well as outside experts. This is a complex area of the law in all jurisdictions, especially in Louisiana with the interplay between the Louisiana Products Liability Act and Louisiana law of redhibition and sales. Federal maritime law can also complicate the analysis. Not all insurance provides coverage for product defects and we have litigated the coverage issues incidental to product litigation. Clients know that they need a lawyer with experience and a firm with the resources that can handle what is often a voluminous record. MMK has that experience and capacity.
Melchiode Marks King LLC has diverse practice areas focused on the key industries in the Gulf South. Maritime, construction and insurance are our core, but within those broader categories we have developed related practices. For example, our maritime lawyers frequently handle Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims, our construction lawyers litigate architects and engineers professional liability and our insurance experience has evolved into an emphasis on first party property and bad faith litigation. We are dedicated to applying our experience to achieve the best results possible for our clients.