• 02.11.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Product Liability Trials to Watch In 2015

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing product liability trials that court watchers will be following in 2015.  Mr. Kenny identified bellwether trials in pelvic mesh litigation and in tobacco suits spawned by the decertified Engle class. Mr. Kenny explained that pelvic mesh cases involve sympathetic plaintiffs alleging serious injuries affecting the most intimate aspects of their lives. He also noted that the next Engle progeny trial addresses the tobacco defendants’ request that the judge recuse himself from the trial because his wife had died from emphysema after smoking cigarettes manufactured by one…
  • 01.05.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing product liability cases that court watchers will be following in 2015.  Mr. Kenny identified the most recent developments in the Engle personal-injury litigation in Florida, where the Florida Supreme Court is being asked to resolve a split among Florida appellate courts by considering a question that will affect the course of thousands of suits spawned by the decertified Engle class: whether punitive damages on strict liability and negligence claims in their individual suits are barred.  Mr. Kenny explained that Florida appellate courts disagree over whether current…
  • 12.17.14

    Peter J. Goss Applies the ‘Checklist Approach’ to Experts at Minnesota CLE

    On December 16, 2014 Peter Goss served on the faculty of A Checklist Approach to Civil Litigation at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.  The program follows the observation of Atul Gawande, surgeon and author of the best-selling book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, that “checklists seem able to defend anyone, even the experienced, against failure in many more tasks than we realized.”  In his presentation, “Eight Keys to Working with Expert Witnesses,” Goss discussed best practices for selecting and preparing expert witnesses to testify at trial.  A video replay of the program will be shown…
  • 12.09.14

    Brendan M. Kenny Featured in E-Discovery Blog

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny and the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum that he founded were recently profiled in the Shepherd Data Services Blog. The article described Mr. Kenny’s forum as “invaluable to the Minnesota legal community,” a “way to stay educated on the latest trends and information,” and a “great way to network with other professionals connected to eDiscovery.” Mr. Kenny further explained how e-discovery expertise and savvy are essential to his complex litigation practice. The article is available here.  Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh…
  • 11.06.14

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Included and Ranked on U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” List

    Blackwell Burke P.A. has been included on the 2015 U.S News and World Report and Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list with a ranking of “Metropolitan Tier 2 for Products Liability Litigation-Defendant.”  Firms included on the Best Law Firms list are those that are “recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.”  The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.   To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4…
  • 10.29.14

    Peter J. Goss Discusses MDL Court’s Reduction of Punitive Award in Actos Bellwether Trial

    Peter Goss commented for Law360 on the MDL court’s post-trial reduction of a $9 billion punitive jury verdict awarded in the first bellwether case to be tried in the Actos litigation.  Goss noted that the reduced award of $37 million still represented a 25:1 ratio of punitive to compensatory damages, which could be found on appeal to violate the defendants’ substantive due process rights.  Goss further observed that the Court seemed to advocate disgorgement of profits as a consideration for determining the size of a punitive award.  The article is available to Law360 subscribers here.   Mr. Goss focuses his national…

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