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Paul R Sugarman

Paul Sugarman’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Griffin v. General Motors Corp., 380 Mass. 362 (1980)

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1980
    Outcome:
    The Supreme Judicial Court decided that the experiment performed by SUGARMAN lawyers on behalf of the plaintiff to prove the faulty design could be used against General Motors.
    Description:
    Jury verdict against General Motors affirmed on appeal where an improperly designed car allowed fumes from engine to enter passenger compartment, explode and severely burn the driver.
  • Carey v. General Motors Corp., 37 Mass. 736

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1979
    Outcome:
    SUGARMAN lawyers successfully argued that there were three defects in the car, any one of which was sufficient to cause the crash.
    Description:
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected General Motors’ appeal from a jury verdict awarding damages to two occupants injured by the faulty design of a car in which they were riding.
  • doCanto v. Ametek, Inc., 367 Mass. 776

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1975
    Outcome:
    Case established precedent allowing into evidence safety changes made after the manufacture of the defective machine.
    Description:
    Jury verdict to a SUGARMAN client for injuries caused by a defectively designed laundry machine which injured a worker was affirmed on appeal by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • doCanto v. Ametek, Inc., 367 Mass. 776

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1975
    Outcome:
    Case established precedent allowing into evidence safety changes made after the manufacture of the defective machine.
    Description:
    Jury verdict to a SUGARMAN client for injuries caused by a defectively designed laundry machine which injured a worker was affirmed on appeal by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Diaz v. Eli Lilly & Co. 364 Mass. 153 (1973) and 14 Mass. App Ct. 448

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1982
    Outcome:
    First time in Massachusetts that a husband or wife can have a claim for damages when their spouse is injured.
    Description:
    Landmark case deciding for the first time in Massachusetts that a husband or wife has a claim for damages (loss of consortium) when their spouse is injured by negligence or wrongdoing.