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Blackwell Burke P.A. Pulls Three-Peat State Firm of the Year at Benchmark Litigation Award

For the third consecutive year, Blackwell Burke earned Benchmark Litigation’s highest recognition as Minnesota Firm of the Year. Blackwell Burke was selected from a short list of “highly recommended” firms that included Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre Baker Daniels, Maslon LLP, Robins Kaplan, Bowman and Brooke, and Ciresi Conlin among others. These firms are consistently mentioned ...

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As of March 1, 2019 Gaffney Lewis & Edwards Will Become Gaffney Lewis, LLC

COLUMBIA, SC:  Amy Gaffney, Regina Lewis, and Lee Ellen Bagley are excited to notify our NAMWOLF colleagues and friends that as of March 1, Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, South Carolina’s women-owned, ethnically-diverse litigation firm, will become GaffneyLewis, LLC.   Former partner, Susan (Edwards) Strom, has started a boutique, family law practice and will no longer be ...

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Firm Successfully Disqualifies Lawyer For Improper Representation of Client’s Former Head of HR

Scharf Banks Marmor LLC recently won a motion to disqualify plaintiff’s counsel in a federal employment action before Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer in Nawara v. County of Cook, et al., Case No. 17-cv-2393 (N.D. Ill.)  The motion arose from the lawyer’s secret representation of the former Executive Director of Human Resources at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Ashley Larson Prevails on Summary Judgment Regarding Waiver of Liability

Ashley Larson obtained summary judgment in a premises liability matter, in which a plaintiff sought to circumvent a valid waiver of liability when suing a recreational facility for personal injuries. The Plaintiff alleged she utilized “defective equipment” at the recreational facility causing her to sustain “serious injuries necessitating surgery on her back requiring medical, surgical, and ...

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Blackwell Burke P.A. Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

Blackwell Burke P.A., a go-to law firm for high stakes litigation, was honored with the 2018 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the firm’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.  This year, 3M recognized 16 suppliers — among thousands in its global supply base — for world class performance in providing products or ...

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BSP Secures Dismissal of Nationwide Economic-Loss Class Action at Pleadings Stage

On behalf of Ford, BSP attorney Stephanie Douglas secured the dismissal of a 120-count nationwide class action that claimed the lug nuts on millions of putative class vehicles were defective, shutting down the action before discovery.  The plaintiffs alleged that a component of their vehicle required replacement outside of the warranty period, causing economic harm ...

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