APRIL 26, 2023

GMH Partner Elizabeth (“Liza”) Favaro obtains defense verdict in South Florida product liability case.

A six-person jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently decided that a glass shower door was not defective and did not cause a Home Depot customer’s injury.  Elizabeth (“Liza”) Favaro led the defense of the company responsible for the door’s production in the case, which was filed in Broward County, Florida, and alleged strict product liability and negligence.  It took the jury less than an hour to make its decision.  The plaintiff’s claimed injuries included a hand laceration and permanent nerve damage due to the presence of an alleged sharp condition on the door, but the jury’s decision means that the plaintiff recovered no damages.  A copy of the judgment is available here.

Liza Favaro is a shareholder, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and co-leader of the Business Litigation Practice Group.  With nearly 17 years of courtroom experience, Liza has become a leader in product liability litigation in Michigan and across the country.  For the year 2023, Liza is the featured product liability lawyer for the State of Michigan in “The Products Liability Lawyers” nationwide directory: