I'm happy to announce that my book, Product Liability in Michigan, is officially available! The electronic book seller links will be available in the next couple days (Amazon, B&N, and the like), but you can buy directly through the link above starting today.
This book started out as a pile of loose leaf papers in my desk drawer and it has really taken on a life of its own. I never imagined it would grow into the 182 page comprehensive guide that it is today. Practitioners will find not only an exhaustive guide to Michigan product liability, but also extensive discussion of ancillary issues that frequently come up in products cases. The book provides a starting point to practitioners on a number of these issues, irrespective of the type of case. Just a few examples:
- Pleading standards in federal and state cases;
- Procedural issues, including personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, applicable statutes of limitation, and conflicts of law;
- Common discovery issues like protective orders, the scope of discovery, and obtaining discovery out of state; and
- The use of experts and Daubert standards in Michigan and the Sixth Circuit.
The table of contents gives an of what can be found inside. If you have a Michigan products case, a products case that touches Michigan law or Michigan companies, or a Michigan case with complex procedural issues, this book likely can get you off and running.
Much of this work came from my own cases, with the balance coming from my own independent research. It has been enormously enriching for me and I hope that you get as much out of it reading as I did writing. Feel free to get in touch with your questions, comments, or suggestions.
Without further ado, you can buy the book here: