Larry W. Davidson

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(1951-2015)
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil Litigation
Products Liability
Premises Liability
Construction Accidents
Insurance Coverage
Automobile Negligence
Dram Shop
Toxic Torts
EDUCATION:
Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1976)
Western Michigan University (B.A., 1973)
BAR ADMISSIONS:
State Bar of Michigan (1976)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1976)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1985)
EMPLOYMENT:
Board of Directors at Harvey Kruse, P.C. (1995-Present)
Shareholder at Harvey Kruse, P.C. (1985-Present)
Associate Attorney at Harvey Kruse, P.C. (1979-1985)
Associate Attorney, Law Offices of H. Wallace Parker (1976- 1979)
General Law Practice located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Martindale-Hubbell, A/V Rating
EXPERIENCE:
Trial attorney, Obtained defense verdicts in numerous products, premises and general liability actions in various courts throughout Michigan.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Wausau Insurance Companies
Nationwide Insurance Company
Scottsdale Insurance Company
Kohler Company
National Machinery Company
Olympia Entertainment, Inc.
FKI Industries, Inc.
MEMBER:
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL & APPELLATE DECISIONS:
White v. Hubbell, Inc. - United States District Court (Bay City) - wrongful death products liability action involving an electrical plug, the 24-year old plaintiff was electrocuted. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Miller v. National Machinery Company - United States District Court (Detroit) - products liability action involving a cold header, the plaintiff suffered a crushed hand. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Crenshaw v. National Machinery Company - United States District Court (Detroit) - products liability action involving a cold header, the plaintiff suffered a crushed hand. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Moritz v. Mattison Machine Works - United States District Court (Detroit) - products liability action involving a grinding machine, the plaintiff suffered a crushed forearm. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Rossi v. Charles A. Strelinger Company - Wayne County Circuit Court - products liability action involving a clamp used to attach a tube to an air compressor, the plaintiff suffered loss of an eye. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Vann v. Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Company - Wayne County Circuit Court - wrongful death products liability action involving a pesticide, seven year old child died as a result of aplastic anemia. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Hillock v. Manitowoc - Chippewa County Circuit Court - wrongful death products liability action involving a mobile crane. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Fraser v. Columbus Conveyor - Wayne County Circuit Court - products liability action involving a coal conveyor, the plaintiff suffered an amputation of his right arm at the shoulder. Jury verdict of no cause for action. Affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Wade v. Danly Corporation - United States District Court (Ann Arbor) - products liability action involving a power press, the plaintiff suffered brain damage when struck by a falling brake cover. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Cameron v. Salem Machine Corporation - Wayne County Circuit Court - products liability action involving a coil slitting line, the plaintiff suffered a brachial plexus injury resulting in permanent paralysis of left arm. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
McGarvie v. National Machinery Company - Macomb County Circuit Court - products liability action involving a cold header, the plaintiff suffered a crushed hand and amputation of one finger. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
Torikian v. FKI Industries, Inc. - Wayne County Circuit Court - products liability action involving a power and free conveyor system, the plaintiff suffered a crushed foot. Jury verdict of no cause for action.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES:
Federal Pre-Emption as a Defense in Pesticide Poisoning Litigation, 56 Defense Counsel Journal 318 (1989), with J.G. Gleeson
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