Skane Mills routinely defends products liability matters presenting theories of strict liability, negligence, express warranty, implied warranty and warranties of fitness for intended purpose and merchantability. Products involved in past and present litigation have included adhesives, floor fill manufacturers, electrical components, appliances, windows, mountain bikes, motocross bikes, alarm devices, construction tools and equipment, skateboards, pogo sticks and exercise equipment.
Skane Mills routinely represents professionals. We specialize in representing lawyers, real estate and insurance brokers and agents, mortgage brokers, actuaries, architects, engineers as well as those who focus in technology and collection services and other related miscellaneous professional specialties.
Skane Mills represents clients who are insured under employment practices liability policies as well as uninsured employers. We represent individuals and companies involving claims of wrongful (or retaliatory) discharge, sexual harassment or discrimination. We advise companies on all human resources areas, including assisting companies in creating and managing employee handbooks. The firm’s approach is to work closely with the clients to quickly identify and value such claims and to resolve or terminate them quickly and economically by settlement, arbitration, motion or, only where necessary, trial.
Skane Mills handles personal injury, property damage, civil rights and employment cases for public entities. These cases range from providing evaluation reports to representing the public entity through trial. We have also handled construction-related cases for public entities where we have been retained to represent the public entity because of indemnification and additional insured obligations stemming from our contractor clients.
Skane Mills has a specific practice in the representation of commercial, individual and public entity landowners. Our attorneys are well-versed in analyzing the issues involved in litigating premises liability cases. We provide a broad range of services including the litigation of construction site accidents and the defense of suits arising out of third party criminal acts perpetrated on the premises. Through the development of close relationships with our clients, we focus on preventing litigation through ongoing legal advice.
Skane Mills has been successfully defending general contractors, subcontractors and construction managers for many years. In particular, we represent all subcontractor trades and are knowledgeable how each trade affects the other in the construction of residential and commercial properties. We have handled cases that involve tract homes, high-end single family homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed used buildings and small and large commercial properties.
TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION
Skane Mills represents motor carriers in the areas of trucking and transportation. We represent a variety of companies including small trucking companies, private fleet operators and shipping companies. We have an understanding of the wide variety of regulations that cover motor carriers at both the state and federal level and handle cases involving death, catastrophic injury including traumatic brain injury, cargo losses, property damage and regulatory compliance in all areas of trucking and transportation.