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Ellis & Winters Wins Dismissal in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

May 23, 2014 | Greensboro, NC, United States
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Andrew S. Chamberlin

On June 1, 2012, a large fire destroyed a manufacturing plant in Morelia, Mexico. Damages from the fire were estimated to be in the range of 75 million U.S. dollars. Andrew Chamberlin of Ellis & Winters LLP represented a major lighting manufacturer during the investigation of the fire and throughout the ensuring product liability litigation. On May 23, 2014, Judge Joseph N. LaPlante of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire granted the client’s motion to dismiss of forum non conveniens grounds. This successful result follows a similar win in Massachusetts State Superior Court on identical grounds in 2013. In both cases, the lighting manufacturer’s motions were argued by Andrew Chamberlin of Ellis & Winters LLP.