Lightfoot Obtains Summary Judgment in Favor of Remanufactured Industrial Products Supplier
February 27, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 28, 2018) — Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys Sandy Hooper and Lane Morrison recently obtained summary judgment for a supplier of remanufactured industrial products in Madison County, Alabama. A local business sued the supplier, alleging they purchased scrap metal that was in fact business equipment that had been stolen from the plaintiff by third parties.
Following discovery, Hooper and Morrison filed a motion for summary judgment noting that the plaintiff failed to prove the required elements of conversion, negligence per se and unjust enrichment. After briefing and oral argument, the court granted the motion and disposed all of the plaintiff’s claims in the supplier’s favor.
Hooper focuses his practice on product liability, premises liability, transportation litigation and business litigation. He has particular expertise in defending heavy truck manufacturers and motor carriers in suits arising from catastrophic accidents.
Morrison’s practice includes commercial litigation and product liability. He has a background in civil engineering, and before joining Lightfoot, he defended architects and engineers in design and construction defect claims across the Southeast.