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Seth A.Litman

PartnerSeth.Litman@ThompsonHine.com
Atlanta

O 404.541.2967

Seth A.Litman

Partner

Focus Areas

Product Liability

  • Defended pharmaceutical company against claims including injuries related to contraceptive device.
  • Defended chemical company in claims alleging injuries related to home use chemical product.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in multiple actions alleging injuries arising out of the plaintiffs’ use of statin medications, including cases involving liver transplant and rhabdomyolysis.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in an action arising out of plaintiffs’ decedent’s suicide alleged to be caused by the abuse of ADHD medications.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in more than one hundred national diet medication cases alleging that the medications caused primary pulmonary hypertension and heart valve damage.
  • Defended a major medical device manufacturer in multiple cases that were part of a national product liability litigation alleging hypersensitive allergic reactions resulting from the use of latex gloves.
  • Defended the manufacturer of a tub grinder in a product liability action brought as a result of severe injuries suffered while operating the equipment.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against allegation that its anti-nausea medication caused tardive dyskinesia.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against allegation that its anti-nausea medication caused an alteration in the plaintiff’s psychological state.
  • Defended the manufacturer of gym equipment against allegations of severe injuries caused by a defect in the equipment.
  • Defended the manufacturer of dietary supplements against claims that product caused a stroke.
  • Defended a manufacturer of hospital equipment against claim that product was defective and failed resulting in serious injuries.
  • Successfully managed a team of 30 lawyers, 20 paralegals and 12 nurses in defense of more than 200 diet medication cases filed against a pharmaceutical company in Georgia.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a pharmaceutical company against a plaintiff claiming that the company’s injectable medication used in cataract surgery was defective and caused injury.
  • Defended the manufacturer of an anti-IBS medication against claims that it caused cardiac arrest.
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer against plaintiff’s claims that its contact lenses were defective resulting in injury to plaintiff’s cornea.

Consumer Class Action

  • Defended medical record processing company against consumer class action claims alleging excessive fee changes.
  • Defended medical record processing company in consumer class action claims alleging statutory violations.

Property Damage

  • Defended an insulation installation company against allegations that its failure to warn of fire spread properties of product caused $260 million in additional property damage.

Business Litigation

  • Defended a corporation and its hirees against claims that they violated their agreements not-to-compete, solicit customers, solicit employees and remove confidential information.
  • Prosecuted multiple cases on behalf of employers seeking to enforce non-solicitation and non-compete agreements.
  • Prosecuted a case on behalf of shareholders of a staffing company against a shareholder that failed to abide by terms of shareholders’ agreement.
  • Prosecuted case for misappropriation of trade secrets by a competitor company, including its alteration of marketing materials to misrepresent products and their effectiveness.

Reported Cases

  • R & R Insulation Services, Inc. v. Royal Indemnity, et al. 307 Ga. App. 419 (2010).
  • Abrohams v. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, 282 Ga. App. 176 (2006), cert. denied.
  • Rodriguez v. Nunez, 252 Ga. App. 56 (2001).
  • Dorsey v. Clark Atlanta University, 224 Ga. App. 787 (1997).
  • Dorsey v. International Business Machines, 97 F.3d 1469 (11th Cir., 1996).
  • Co-author (with Douglas Pearson and Leonard Lescosky), “Avoiding the Jungle: Limiting Exposure for Drugs Made in China,” ACC Docket, Association of Corporate Counsel, June 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2016, 2020 to 2022

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Mass Torts Committee
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington & Jefferson College Alumni Executive Council

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Washington and Jefferson College, B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit