Episode 12

Published on:

24th May 2024

Brad Holmes & Mike Blanton–$56M Product Defect Verdict Against Ford Motor Company

Products cases can be intimidating. There’s a monster defense with an unlimited budget, it’s going to be a cage match until the end, and there are no guarantees of success. So you have to be willing to go the distance. 

In this episode of Colorado Trial Lawyer Connection, host Keith Fuicelli is joined by experienced products liability attorneys Brad Holmes of Bradly J. Holmes, PC and Mike Blanton of Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C.. Brad and Mike recently obtained a verdict of over $56 million ($45M of which in punitive damages) on a product defect case against Ford Motor Company in federal court in Colorado Springs.

Tune in as Brad and Mike discuss making product defect claims against automakers, how to rebut defensive theories, and Ford’s ongoing bad behavior that led to the punitive damages award.

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Episode Snapshot

  • Getting to know Brad Holmes and Mike Blanton
  • Background facts of Brad & Mike’s $56 million products liability verdict
  • Punitive damages in products liability cases
  • Defendant’s ongoing bad behavior leads to large noneconomic and punitive damages
  • Overcoming defense theories in products liability cases
  • Motion practice and jury instructions in products liability cases
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