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Date: 08-17-2021

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Tawndra L. Heath v. Tristar Products, Inc. and Zhongshan Jinguang Household Appliance Manufacture Co., Ltd.

Case Number: 2:17-cv-02869-GMN-BNW

Judge: Gloria M. Navarro

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)

Plaintiff's Attorney:


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Defendant's Attorney: David S. Osterman, Dawn L. Davis, Gregg D Minkin, Michael Lopes, Morgan T Petrelli, Vaughn A Crawford, Alexandria LaVonne Layton,

Description: Las Vegas, Nevada personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on product liability theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of a defective and unreasonably dangerous products manufactured and/or sold by Defendants.

Tristar products makes Emeril Everyday, Flex-Able Hose, Copper Chef, Contour, Clear TV, PowerFit, PowerXL and Genie.

The specifics of the claims made and defenses asserted bare not available.

This case was filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court, A-17-762980-C, Clark county, Nevada and was removed to federal court by the Defendants.

08/15/2021 216 TRIAL BRIEF by Defendants TriStar Products, Inc., Zhongshan Jinguang Household Appliance Manufacture Co., Ltd.. . (Lopes, Michael) (Entered: 08/15/2021)
08/16/2021 217 PROPOSED Jury Instructions by Plaintiff Tawndra L. Heath Plaintiff's Second Supplement to Proposed Jury Instructions. (Cogburn, Jamie) (Entered: 08/16/2021)
08/16/2021 218 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Jury Trial (Day 6) held on 8/16/2021 before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Crtrm Administrator: Aaron Blazevich; Pla Counsel: Peter Wetherall, Jamie Cogburn, and Joseph Troiano; Def Counsel: David Osterman, Michael Lopes, and Dawn Davis; Court Reporter: Samantha McNett & Paige Christian; Time of Hearing: 8:44 a.m. - 5:32 p.m.; Courtroom: 4B;

JURY TRIAL (Day 6). Jury trial continues. Dft Witness:Dr. Robert Giachetti. Exhibits admitted. Defendant rests its case in chief. Jury Trial continued to 8/17/2021 at 9:00 AM in LV Courtroom 4B before Judge Gloria M. Navarro.

(Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ASB) (Entered: 08/16/2021)
08/16/2021 219 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings, 218 Jury Trial Day 6 AM Session held on 08/16/2021, before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Samantha McNett, SNM@nvd.uscourts.gov. Recording start and end times: 8:44 a.m. - 12:29 p.m. Any Redaction Request is due by 9/6/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline is set for 9/16/2021. Release of the Transcript Restriction is set for 11/14/2021. Before release date, the transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the reporter/transcriber. Transcript Order form is available on court website. After that date it may be obtained through the court reporter or PACER. (SNM) (Entered: 08/16/2021)
08/17/2021 220 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Jury Trial (Day 7) held on 8/17/2021 before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Crtrm Administrator: Aaron Blazevich; Pla Counsel: Peter Wetherall, Jamie Cogburn, and Joseph Troiano; Def Counsel: David Osterman, Michael Lopes, and Dawn Davis; Court Reporter: Patty Ganci & Samantha McNett; Time of Hearing: 9:04 a.m. - 2:46 p.m.; Courtroom: 4B;

JURY TRIAL (Day 7). Court reads jury instructions. Plaintiff and Defendants make closing arguments made. Plaintiff makes rebuttal closing arguments. Jury deliberates. Verdict reached. Jury thanked and excused. Deadline to return exhibits set for 10/29/2021.

(Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ASB) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 222 WITNESS LIST. (DRS) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 223 JURY INSTRUCTIONS. (DRS) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 224 EXHIBIT LIST (DRS) (Entered: 08/17/2021)

Outcome: 08/17/2021 225 JURY VERDICT (DRS) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 227 JUDGMENT in favor of TriStar Products, Inc. and Zhongshan Jinguang Household Appliance Manufacture Co., Ltd. against Tawndra L. Heath. Signed by Clerk of Court Debra K. Kempi on 8/17/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRS) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 228 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings, 220 Jury Trial, Jury Verdict held on 08/17/2021, before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Samantha McNett, SNM@nvd.uscourts.gov. Recording start and end times: 2:30 p.m. - 2:46 p.m.. Any Redaction Request is due by 9/7/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline is set for 9/17/2021. Release of the Transcript Restriction is set for 11/15/2021. Before release date, the transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the reporter/transcriber. Transcript Order form is available on court website. After that date it may be obtained through the court reporter or PACER. (SNM) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/17/2021 229 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings, 220 Jury Trial, Day 7, held on 8/17/2021, before Judge Richard F. Boulware, II. Court Reporter: Patricia Ganci, PG@nvd.uscourts.gov. Any Redaction Request is due by 9/7/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline is set for 9/17/2021. Release of the Transcript Restriction is set for 11/15/2021. Before release date, the transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the reporter. Transcript Order form is available on court website. After that date it may be obtained through the court reporter or PACER. (PG) (Entered: 08/17/2021)
08/18/2021 230 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings, 218 Jury Trial, held on 8/16/21, P.M. Session, before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Court Reporter: Paige Christian, Paige_Christian@nvd.uscourts.gov. Any Redaction Request is due by 9/8/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline is set for 9/18/2021. Release of the Transcript Restriction is set for 11/16/2021. Before release date, the transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the reporter/transcriber. Transcript Order form is available on court website. After that date it may be obtained through the court reporter or PACER. (PMC) (Entered: 08/18/2021)

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Comments: Editor's Note: Product liability cases are very expensive try and very difficult to win.



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