Acted as trial counsel in American Steamship Company v. Hallett Dock Company, et al. A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn., awarded our client American Steamship Company $4,682,322.55 for repair damages and lost business income after a 11-day trial. The jury decided that Hallett Dock Company was 100 percent responsible for causing the M/V Walter J. McCarthy Jr., 1,000-foot-long vessel, to partially sink and flood at Hallett’s dock in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
State of Minnesota v. James Anthony Brown: Pro bono appellate Counsel for disabled defendant convicted of driving while impaired while in a motorized wheelchair. Waged a statutory interpretation and constitutional challenge to the statute under which the client was charged. We successfully achieved a reversal of Mr. Brown’s conviction. The published decision was not appealed by the State.
Lunds Food Holdings, Inc. v. PM Beef Holdings, LLC: Achieved confidential recovery for Lund Food Holdings (“Lunds/Byerly's”) in the E. coli O157:H7 contamination litigation after Lunds/Byerly's responded to the 2007 recall of ground beef and hundreds of reports of contamination and illness.
Represent a large national retailer in disputes related construction defects in stores around the country.
Selected Reported Cases**
American Steamship Company and Armstrong Steamship Company v. Hallett Dock Company et al., 862 F. Supp. 2d 919 (D. Minn. 2012).
State of Minnesota v. James Anthony Brown, 801 N.W.2d 186 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011).