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Manufacturers in Asia face serious legal risks as they pursue business interests in the United States. These risks may include product liability lawsuits, conflicts with business partners, consumer class actions and other unwelcome matters that can cost significant money and harm a company’s reputation.

For more than three decades, Wilson Elser has been defending and advising large and expanding Asian manufacturers and the insurers that protect them. Our dedicated Asia practice includes attorneys who have lived in the region for many years. We understand our clients’ customs and languages, and visit regularly to maintain strong relationships. Our attorneys provide clients with clear recommendations and respond swiftly to questions. Our team members are well known, frequently lecturing and writing about insurance topics in Asia.

Some of our attorneys are engineers, and all understand complex manufacturing issues and the sectors in which our clients compete. We are very familiar with product designs in the marketplace and are attentive to the designs advocated by our clients’ adversaries. With this knowledge we can defend clients more successfully, spot how their current practices may lead to future lawsuits, and provide practical ideas for reducing risks.

Wilson Elser’s Asia team includes Admiralty and Marine attorneys who protect the value of our clients’ investments by defending marine hull, marine cargo, marine recovery, and subrogation claims. The team also includes attorneys with extensive experience in defending household products manufacturers in fire-related claims.

This core team of Asia specialists puts Wilson Elser’s collective legal intelligence and business experience to work for each client’s specific needs. With nearly 800 attorneys in our firm’s 24 offices across the U.S., we are able to defend client interests vigorously, whether they face a product liability suit, commercial litigation or an intellectual property (IP) dispute with a competitor.


 
 
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Punitive Damages Based on Gross Negligence: Massachusetts Bucks the Trend
Christopher P. Flanagan,Christopher J. Seusing, December 16, 2013
In the recent decision in Aleo v. SLB Toys USA, Inc., 466 Mass. 398 (2013), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) found that an $18 million punitive damages award based on gross negligence was not grossly excessive or violative of due process. As one of eight states that permit punitive...

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Supports Forum Selection Clauses in Interstate Contracts
William K. Enger,Tracy J. Luu-Varnes, December 13, 2013
On December 3, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision made an important ruling that supports forum selection clauses in interstate contracts. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, et. al. (12-929,...

A Superstorm Sandy Retrospective: How the Actions of New York Regulators May Shape Responses to Future Natural Disasters
Sandy M. McDermott,Carl J. Pernicone,Frederick J. Pomerantz,Stacey B. Rowland, November 05, 2013
A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they should expect to encounter the next time a federal or state disaster...