Mclaughlin v. Ace Lab
(2nd Dist. Ct., Cherokee County, Texas): This was the first in a line of ground-breaking product liability cases prosecuted by Roberts & Roberts, beginning in the mid-1980s. It arose out of an electrical injury suffered by a young man installing an electric boat hoist. Roberts & Roberts undertook an intensive investigation which eventually uncovered a significant number of similar accidents around the country. The design alternatives, as well as the improved warnings advocated by Roberts & Roberts in the course of prosecuting this case, were eventually adopted by the manufacturer.