Congratulations to PLAC Board Member, Michael Keating, Vice President of Litigation and Arbitration at Emerson who was recently awarded the 2019 Corporate Counsel Award from St. Louis Business Journal for over 30 years of helping guide Emerson’s legal strategy. Read more about this here.
Congratulations to Tom Vanderford and the Hyundai trial team for their defense verdict in Bexar County, TX in their long-running dispute with one of their dealers. The jury deliberated for 4 1/2 hours last Friday after a two-week trial before rendering the defense verdict. PLAC Sustaining Member, David Prichard, of Prichard Young in San Antonio represented Hyundai. Click here for the press release on the trial.
Congratulations to the following PLAC members who were recognized by Benchmark Litigation for being the top women in their field. The extensive research process used in the creation of Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation 2019 involves months of investigation into individual litigators' professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and one-on-one interviews, and has culminated in the selection of the most distinguished women in the world of litigation.
- Lori Cohen - Greenberg Traurig
- Sandra Edwards - Farella, Braun & Martel
- Nancy Erfle - Gordon & Rees
- Martha Gaythwaite - Verrill Dana
- Wendy Lumish - Bowman & Brooke
- Bettina Strauss - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Illinois Federal Judge ruled on August 1st that Riddell Helmets won’t have to face class claims by a group of former football players who accused the company of selling defective helmets. Riddell is represented by PLAC member Paul Cereghini of Bowman & Brooke in Phoenix.
On July 29th, a jury returned a defense verdict for Yamaha in Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida in a design defect case involving personal watercraft. Yamaha was represented by PLAC members Scott Sarason from Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell in Miami and Rick Mueller from Thompson Coburn in St. Louis.
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