Product Liability Advocate

Product Liability Advocate

Rosario M. Vignali (NY Metro)

Rosario M. Vignali (NY Metro) Russ Vignali is a tenacious advocate who focuses his litigation practice on the defense of products liability matters and related commercial disputes in New York state and federal courts. He also handles a variety of claims in the general liability area and has experience with related insurance coverage matters. Russ joined Wilson Elser in 1982 out of law school and developed his service approach within a firm culture that values a high level of responsiveness and open communication with clients.

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New York Appellate Courts Now Unified on Hague’s “Send versus Serve” Issue

Posted in General Litigation, Product Liability
New York’s appellate departments are now unified with respect to their interpretation of Article 10(a) of the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Hague Service Convention). The issue of whether Article 10(a) of the Hague Convention permits service of process by mail to a foreign… Continue Reading

How Far Is Too Far? New York Clarifies Potential Warnings Liability for Third-Party Products

Posted in Product Liability
It’s probably common knowledge to even a novice product liability practitioner that a manufacturer can be held liable for a defect in a component part supplied by another company that is integrated into the manufacturer’s end product.  After all, under most commonly held notions of product liability law, the product manufacturer is subject to liability… Continue Reading

Is Our Legal System Ready for the Evolution of 3D Printing Technology?

Posted in Product Liability, Technology and electronic products, Uncategorized
When we wrote back in November 2013 about 3D Printing and Product Liability Law, we predicted that the 3D printing revolution “will challenge our long-held notions of product liability law and the common assumptions made regarding the liability of various entities in the chain of distribution.” Our blog challenged the reader to think about who… Continue Reading

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words: Video Recording an Accident Demonstration

Posted in Product Liability, Technology and electronic products
One of the more frustrating aspects of defending power tool cases occurs during the deposition of the plaintiff – at the point where he attempts to describe in minute detail how his accident happened. Then, at trial, just when you think you have the plaintiff “nailed down” to a specific accident scenario, his testimony seems… Continue Reading

Dramatic, Disruptive and Potentially Defective: 3D Printing and Product Liability Law

Posted in Technology and electronic products
There’s a revolution coming in manufacturing known as “stereotactic lithography.” Besides its certain future impact on manufacturing and supply chain logistics, the 3D printing revolution will challenge our long-held notions of products liability law and the common assumptions made regarding the liability of various entities in the chain of distribution.… Continue Reading