• 01.15.13

    Law 360 Quotes Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss on Innovator Liability for Generic Drug Injuries

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Peter J. Goss for an article about a recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that branded pharmaceutical manufacturers could be liable for failure to warn in cases where the patient only took a generic version of the drug.  This is the first decision to address the issue of “innovator liability” for generic drug injuries since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing (2011), which held that failure-to-warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted by the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Goss explained that courts are struggling with the real-world consequences of Mensing, which effectively absolved generic…
  • 12.21.12

    ABA’s LGBT Litigator Publishes Article Written By Blackwell Burke Attorney Emily A. Babcock

    The American Bar Association's LGBT Litigator has published Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Emily A. Babcock's article analyzing November's favorable election results for same-sex marriage.  Her article, entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage: Redefining the Movement,”  parses the voting results from Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state and argues that the change in public acceptance of LGBT marriage rights supports a strategic shift for the marriage equality movement.  Ms. Babcock’s article is available at the American Bar Association's website. Emily A. Babcock joined Blackwell Burke P.A. as an associate in 2012. Ms. Babcock is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, where she…
  • 11.19.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Welcomes Charmaine K. Harris

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Charmaine K. Harris has joined the firm as an associate.  Ms. Harris was previously a senior design engineer in Medtronic, Inc.’s neuromodulation business unit. Her prior career as a medical device engineer gives her a sophisticated understanding of technologically complicated cases. Ms. Harris graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and Brown University, where she received a degree in biomedical engineering.  She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association and Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.  She will focus her practice on firm’s scientifically demanding complex litigation. Blackwell Burke P.A., a…
  • 11.01.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorney Emily A. Babcock Authors Article on Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment for LGBT Litigator

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Emily A. Babcock authored an article for the LGBT Litigator, the American Bar Association’s LGBT section’s national news forum. Ms. Babcock’s article, entitled, “Lawyers United: The Marriage Amendment in Minnesota,” analyzed the role that lawyers played in the debate surrounding Minnesota’s proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one woman and one man. The article also provides historical context and an overview of the attorneys supporting and opposing the marriage amendment. Ms. Babcock’s article is available here. UPDATE: The marriage amendment was defeated by Minnesota voters on November 6, 2012. Emily A. Babcock joined…
  • 10.22.12

    Benchmark Litigation Recommends Blackwell Burke P.A. and Honors Four Firm Attorneys with Star Status

    Benchmark Litigation, an independent guide to leading litigation firms and attorneys nationwide, has included Blackwell Burke P.A. as a recommended firm in its 2013 Minnesota listing.  Recommended firms are those that are consistently acknowledged by clients and competitors during Benchmark Litigation’s six-month research process.  Jerry W. Blackwell, Mike Hatch, and Peter J. Goss were each honored as Minnesota litigation stars.  Litigation star designation is based on competitors and clients recommending these attorneys as “reputable and effective litigators” during Benchmark Litigation’s independent interviews.  Benjamin W. Hulse was named a future Minnesota litigation star.  Future stars are young partners who are predicted…
  • 10.17.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorney Brendan M. Kenny Featured in Minnesota Lawyer

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny and the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum that he founded were recently profiled in Minnesota Lawyer.    The article described Kenny’s e-discovery group as having “big ambitions,”  focusing on making “e-discovery easier, faster and more efficient” during its quarterly meetings of lawyers and IT professionals.  Kenny further explained how e-discovery expertise and savvy is essential to his complex litigation practice.  The article is available here. Mr. Kenny joined Blackwell Burke P.A. as an associate in 2012. Before joining the firm, Mr. Kenny was a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.…

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