• 05.09.13

    Law Technology News Publishes Article About E-Discovery Written by Brendan M. Kenny

    Law Technology News magazine published an article describing recent amendments to Minnesota’s e-discovery rules written by Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny. Mr. Kenny analyzed how the 2013 amendments reflect a nationwide movement to emphasize disclosure, collaboration, and proportionality in e-discovery. He concluded that the changes should help litigants and courts resolve cases speedily, effectively, and fairly by narrowing the parameters of e-discovery. The article, entitled “Minnesota Amends Civil E-Discovery Rules,” is available here. Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program's National Outreach…
  • 04.24.13

    Emily A. Babcock Honored at ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in Chicago

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Emily A. Babcock is being honored at this year’s American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference held April 24-26 in Chicago. She was selected by ABA leadership as an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the 2012-2013 Bar Year for her work with the ABA Section of Litigation LGBT Litigator Committee. Ms. Babcock has served as publications co-chair for the committee, authoring several articles for the LGBT Litigator newsletter and contributing regularly to its news and updates blog. Emily A. Babcock joined Blackwell Burke P.A. in 2012. She is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell…
  • 04.23.13

    Peter J. Goss Discusses FDA Evidence in Medical Device Product Liability Cases

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Peter J. Goss for two recent articles highlighting the use of FDA evidence in medical device product liability litigation.  The first article discusses Johnson & Johnson’s victory in its second metal-on-metal hip case, after taking an $8.3 million plaintiff’s verdict in the first.  In the second case, unlike the first, the jury was provided evidence that the company had complied with the FDA’s 510(k) pre-market clearance process.  Goss explains that the company’s ability to show that it “played by the rules” likely contributed to the different outcome.  The full article is available to Law360 subscribers here. In the…
  • 04.17.13

    Mike Hatch Receives the Joan and Walter Mondale Award for Public Service

    Former Minnesota Attorney General and Blackwell Burke P.A. Special Counsel Mike Hatch was selected to receive the Joan and Walter Mondale Award for Public Service.  The Minnesota DFL Party will present the award to Mr. Hatch at its second annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner on April 20th.  More details about the award are available on the University of Minnesota Law School website. The award recognizes Mr. Hatch’s lifetime dedication to public service.  He served as Minnesota Attorney General from 1999 to 2007.  From 1983 to 1990, he served as Commerce Commissioner, the primary regulator of the insurance and financial industries in Minnesota.  Mr.…
  • 04.15.13

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Wins Counterclaim for ExxonMobil

    Blackwell Burke has won a $180,000 judgment for client ExxonMobil.   In January of this year, the District of New Jersey granted summary judgment for ExxonMobil in a price discrimination case where the plaintiffs (two service station franchisees) had sought $10 million.  Following that, Blackwell Burke filed a second summary judgment motion proving up ExxonMobil’s counterclaim damages.  On March 27, the Court granted the motion and entered final judgment for ExxonMobil in the amount of $180,000. Partner Benjamin W. Hulse led the defense of ExxonMobil. Mr. Hulse also currently serves as counsel for ExxonMobil in matters brought by former franchisees in…
  • 04.01.13

    Firm Founder Jerry W. Blackwell to Present at DRI Product Liability Conference

    Firm founder and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell will participate in two sessions at the 2013 DRI Product Liability Conference: Make Your Products Practice Bloom.  The DRI conference is being held April 3-5 near Washington, D.C.  Leading regulators, manufacturers, and attorneys will present on minimizing liability before and during product liability litigation. Top national attorneys, including Mr. Blackwell, will demonstrate voir dire, case theme development, and closing arguments. On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Mr. Blackwell will participate in a panel entitled, “Reap What You Sow: Using Technology to Pick the Right Jurors.”  He and his co-panelists will discuss how to analyze…

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