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Brian Schneider recently argued for a group of corporate defendants for dismissal of a product liability suit in federal court in Philadelphia. He argued that plaintiff’s case required dismissal under Virginia’s “single disease” rule. On March 17th Judge Robreno of the U.S.D.C. in Philadelphia agreed and dismissed the case with prejudice! Kudos…

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Got an AV rating? Over the past few weeks, Dewayne Lonas was objectively rated by peers and recently received the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale. Congratulations Dewayne.

Eric Reeves and Marty Conn each led panel discussions at the VADA Spring Meeting Product Liability Section Seminar on May 20th. Topics included presentation of technical expert testimony to juries in complex cases, ever changing pleadings standards in Virginia courts and an in depth discussion with 4th Circuit Court judges from around…

Our warmest congratulations to Brian Schneider. Not only has Brian received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (AV), but he and his lovely wife, Liv, welcomed Anderson James Schneider to their family on December 28th.

Congratulations to Eric Reeves. Eric was recently named Chair of the Products Liability & Toxic Tort Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

From September 21-23, 2010, Kenneth J. Moran attended the International Tire and Exhibition Conference (“ITEC”) meeting for tire and rubber manufacturers and their suppliers in Cleveland, Ohio, where Mr. Moran gave an address entitled: “Discovery in the Post-BP Oil Spill Era.” To learn more about 2010 ITEC, visit

Congratulations to MRC shareholder, C. Dewayne Lonas, for achieving a defense verdict on behalf of the firm’s client, CNH America LLC, in a product liability wrongful death action filed by Donald Culkin, Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of John Thomas McCray, Jr. The Loudoun County jury reached its verdict after…