Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Partner Melissa Dorman Wins Defense Verdict For GHX Industrial, LLC

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Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP partner Melissa Dorman successfully defends GHX Industrial, LLC, in four-week trial in Houston, Texas.

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP partner Melissa Dorman won a jury trial for GHX Industrial, LLC, in a warranty case involving an industrial hose rupture resulting in a $14 million loss at a chemical processing plant.

MEMC Pasadena, Inc. sued GHX, claiming an industrial hose ruptured at MEMC’s chemical processing plant because GHX failed to properly apply a sleeve. The incident caused a temporary plant shut down, resulting in $14 million in economic losses. Dorman, assisted by Kerry McGill of Greer & McGill, P.C., argued that the hose rupture was not caused by improper installation, and that GHX did not violate any warranties. Instead, the rupture resulted from MEMC’s failure to monitor hose performance and keeping the hose in service beyond its useful life. After a four-week trial, the jury rendered a defense verdict for GHX, stating that there was no breach of warranty.

“GHX strives to provide outstanding service to its clients and has an extraordinary reputation in the industrial supply market,” said Dorman, a partner in the Dallas office of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP. “I’m honored to represent a company that stands behind the products it sells and the services it provides.”

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP is a Texas-based law firm specializing in civil litigation and trials, with offices in Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston. The firm’s attorneys pride themselves on providing uncompromising excellence to their clients in a variety of areas, including products liability, commercial litigation, class action and multidistrict litigation, intellectual property, personal-injury defense, premises liability, labor and employment, insurance coverage, healthcare, construction, and dealer/franchise litigation. For more information about HDBD, visit http://www.hdbdlaw.com.

SOURCE: Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP
                Cause No.: 2008-48034
                Court: District Court of Harris County, Texas, 295th Judicial District
            Judge: The Honorable Caroline Baker

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