A Successful Trial

Recently, one of our clients successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit alleging faulty workmanship.  The circumstances were such that our client performed an oil change on a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500.  Once the truck was returned to their customer, the vehicle was driven between 1700 and 1800 miles when oil was observed to have been leaking from the truck.  In the process of leaking oil, the engine was damaged and was going to have to be replaced.  Upon investigating, it was determined that the oil filter gasket had torn and allowed oil to leak from the filter.  The company that owned the truck subsequently filed suit against our client and the manufacturer of the oil filter.  During the trial we were able to prove that the damaged gasket was not the result of installation and that the oil filter and gasket were manufactured by the oil filter company named in the lawsuit.  Our client was found to have been completely blameless and the filter manufacturer 100% at fault.

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About rjhillconsulting
R.J. Hill Consulting is a forensic consulting engineering firm that specializes in performing failure investigations for attorneys and insurance companies. Mr. R.J. Hill is a registered professional (mechanical) engineer with over 37 years of experience, 33 years in private practice. Please visit www.rjhill.com to see the kinds of forensic investigations that Mr. Hill performs.

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