Spicer Rudstrom attorneys Christopher M. Myatt and Jacob D. Strawn recently obtained a dismissal of a product liability action for their client. The federal court in Memphis granted their Motion to Dismiss, finding that the applicable statute of limitations had expired. The plaintiffs’ claimed injuries arose out of an event occurring in Mississippi, where a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury actions exists. They chose, however, to file suit in Tennessee, which has a one-year statute of limitations for both personal injury and product liability actions.
In their Motion to Dismiss, Chris and Jake effectively detailed the choice of law analysis necessary to establish that Tennessee procedural law applied and that its one-year statute of limitations barred the plaintiffs’ claims. The court agreed with their analysis and dismissed the complaint with prejudice.
Chris is a partner in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office. His practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of premises liability, business and commercial representation, products liability and insurance coverage.
Jake is an associate in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office, where he focuses on insurance defense, premises liability, products liability and workers’ compensation.