Daniel Bentz of Marks O’Neill’s Pittsburgh office, recently obtained a defense verdict, on behalf of a specialized seat manufacturer, following an eight day jury trial in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiff, a Class I railroad, filed suit against defendant seat manufacturer for injuries to the railroad’s employees. During trial, plaintiff alleged breach of contract, breach of warranty, and violations of the Locomotive Inspection Act based upon state claims of products liability and negligent design. Following a jury trial and post-trial motions, the Court entered a full and final judgment in favor of defendant, seat manufacturer.