ThemeVision LLC - Trial Consultants
 
       
 
 
         
     
   

  Appliances & Electronics

   Representative Experience

ThemeVision’s trial consultants have worked with appliance and electronics manufacturers and their counsel in defending product liability claims across the nation.

ThemeVision’s professionals have often consulted on appliance litigation involving fires and explosions, conducting empirical research such as focus groups and mock trials, as well as developing animations, 3-D models, and other demonstrative evidence. Over time, we have developed an understanding of the principles of fire science and electrical engineering that often play a central role in jurors’ determinations of causation.

ThemeVision’s trial consultants and jury consultants also have experience with the types of IP, commercial, and employment disputes that often arise in the context of manufacturing and selling appliances and electronics.

ThemeVision’s trial consultants strive to understand our clients’ businesses and products so that we can provide sophisticated, but practical, litigation consulting solutions.

 
Fire Litigation (Kitchen Appliance)- New Jersey
Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study for the defense in a case involving a residential fire alleged to have been caused by a defective kitchen appliance. A young man and his father were home at the time of the fire. The fire caused catastrophic burn injuries to the young man, who was intoxicated at the time of the fire. The jury research helped the trial team to assess the extent to which they should focus on the young man’s intoxication at trial and also to assess jurors’ perceptions of the father’s separate claims of psychological and emotional distress. A confidential settlement was reached just prior to the scheduled jury trial in Monmouth, County, New Jersey.
Fire Litigation: Wrongful Deaths of Three Children- Alabama
Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study on behalf of the defense in a fire case that was pending in federal court in Mobile. The case involved a house fire that resulted in the deaths of three children. The plaintiffs alleged that a defect in our client’s product had caused the fire. The focus group research helped the trial team to identify themes that were likely to resonate with jurors and to assess the case risks. The focus group research also provided data used in the development of a juror profile and the development of voir dire questions and strategies. Result: The case settled favorably the evening prior to jury selection.
Child Brain Injury Case- Florida
Conducted a ThemeTesting® focus group study on behalf of the defense in a product liability case involving a large appliance. The plaintiffs alleged that our client’s product was defective and caused a two-year-old child to suffer a permanent brain injury. The jury research helped the trial team evaluate how a jury would perceive the critical causation issues in the case, which facilitated a valuation of the case and ultimately contributed to a successful settlement.
Fire & Explosion Case (FEMA Trailer)- Mississippi
Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study on behalf of the defense in a case involving a plaintiff who suffered massive burn injuries and disfigurement as a result of a flash fire in a FEMA trailer. The plaintiffs alleged that our client's product had caused the fire. The jury research helped the trial team evaluate the risks of trial and value the case, ultimately contributing to a successful settlement.
E-Brief Submitted to the Supreme Court of Texas- Texas
Developed e-briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of Texas in a wrongful death case.  The e-briefs included links to all case law and record citations, as well as links to videos, illustrations, and animations.
Mesothelioma Case - California
Conducted a three-panel, ThemeTesting focus group study in Oakland, California. The plaintiff claimed asbestos exposure resulting from repair work performed on appliances manufactured by our client. The ThemeTesting study revealed which defense themes resonated with mock jurors and also revealed specific challenges likely to be encountered in a jury trial. The ThemeTesting study contributed to case valuation and, ultimately, to a strategically favorable settlement for our client. 
Product Liability: Child Injury- New York
Conducted a ThemeTesting® focus group study in a case involving a child who was alleged to have been injured by an allegedly defective laundry appliance.
Wrongful Death Fire Litigation: Two Children- Missouri
Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study in a case involving two children who died in a house fire alleged to have been started by a defective kitchen appliance.
Fire & Explosion Litigation (Kitchen Appliance)- Iowa
Conducted a ThemeTesting focus group study in a case involving a residential fire and explosion alleged to have been caused by a defective kitchen appliance.  The explosion caused catastrophic burn injuries to a middle-aged man.  Result:  A confidential settlement was reached prior to the scheduled jury trial.
Fire & Explosion Case- Texas
Conducted a three-panel jury simulation project in a wrongful death case.  The case was pending in state court in Texas and involved a fatality suffered in a house fire.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant's product had caused the fire.  The study assisted the trial team with identifying risks associated with proceeding to trial.
Fire Litigation: Wrongful Death- Kansas
Analyzed results of a jury simulation study and developed trial themes and strategies in a case involving fatalities suffered in a house fire.
Fire Litigation Involving Multiple Deaths and Catastrophic Injuries to a Child- Alabama
Conducted community attitude surveys, ThemeTesting focus groups, and a mock jury study on behalf of the defense in a case involving multiple fire deaths and a severely disabled child.  The plaintiffs alleged that our client's product had caused the fire.  The empirical research helped the trial team to evaluate the risks of trial and value the case, ultimately contributing to a successful settlement.
   
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Chemicals 16 Chemicals
Energy & Utilities 17 Energy & Utilities
Insurance 18 Insurance
Life Sciences 19 Life Sciences
Manufacturing 32 Manufacturing
Pest Control 20 Pest Control
Software and Technology 21 Software and Technology
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