Free CVN Webinar - Watch Jim Butler & Jeb Butler, Brian Panish, Chris Spagnoli & Tab Turner Analyze Landmark $150M Exploding Jeep Gas Tank Verdict w/ Real Trial Video

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 6, 2020 12:54:14 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, CVN Georgia, automotive

Opening Statement of the Week: James Butler in Hatfield v. Ford Motor Co.

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 3, 2014 1:29:00 PM

The Trial: Linda and Steven Hatfield v. Ford Motor Co.

The Attorney: James Butler

A strong opening statement not only convincingly lays out your claims, it highlights weaknesses in your opponent's case. However, doing both without confusing your jury can be difficult, particularly in product liability cases where claims rely on complicated theories. James Butler, in Hatfield v. Ford Motor Co., masterfully contrasts his claims in the roof crush suit with the various theories he expects Ford to raise, bolstering his own case in the process.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, Opening Statement of the Week, Trial Techniques, Linda Hatfield Steven Hatfield v. Ford Motor Co., CVN Georgia