• Dispute in which sovereign design immunity was asserted as defense to action against transportation district to recover compensatory damages for catastrophic injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle which crossed into oncoming traffic.

  • A design defect dispute involving defense of sovereign immunity from liability for injuries sustained in a catastrophic head-on collision after median strip berm failed to deflect crossover of opposing traffic.

  • Breach of contact and product liability claims arising from manufacture of trailer built to haul heavy, oversize loads.

  • Fraud, product liability and breach of contract dispute over installation of engine in specialized tractor-trailer.

  • Design defect case involving wind turbine generator arose after changed market and weather conditions reduced energy income. Owners sought damages and rescission.

Product Liability

Representative Cases

Hon. James Lambden

California Court of Appeal, (Ret.)

First District, Division Two

​​Mediator • Arbitrator • Discovery Referee • Appellate Consultant

Justice James Lambden brings to his ADR practice nearly four decades of experience as a trial lawyer, trial court judge and Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal.