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Claire Parsons focuses her practice on ERISA, professional liability, insurance coverage, and product liability matters. She is responsible for managing cases in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts. Her experience extends to welfare benefit litigation, products liability, legal malpractice, medical practice, premises liability, mortgage fraud actions and insurance coverage disputes. Claire’s appellate experience includes researching and drafting briefs in the Court of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Districts of Texas; petitions for review in the Texas Supreme Court; and briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Hands signing contract_SS_10590013In defending product liability cases, product manufacturers, sellers and distributors often tender a request for defense and indemnity from claims to one of their business partners. Typically, the tender arises from two common scenarios: (1) a product distributor or seller tenders its defense to the product’s manufacturer or (2) a product manufacturer or assembler tenders defense to the manufacturer of a component part used in the final product. Given the fact most of the products sold in the U.S. marketplace are manufactured overseas, the tender of defense is typically made to a foreign entity. This adds an additional layer of complexity to the situation.
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