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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Edward Fox focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in products liability, unfair competition and finance. Mr. Fox is an experienced trial lawyer and Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who has represented clients in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Minnesota. He serves as national counsel to several major corporations and has successfully represented clients in more than 30 jurisdictions in the United States and European Union. Mr. Fox is a member of the Firm's Management Committee and also serves as the Firm's Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Fox is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a Master of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Unfair Competition
Trade Secrets
Financial Institution Litigation



Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1979
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

College of the Holy Cross

B.A., 1976
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1979

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1979
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1996
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2005

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989



Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Certifications


Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (Specialist since 1991)




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Honors and Awards

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Top Business Litigator, Chambers and Partners (International)

Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2006, and 2008 - 2016

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2007 - 2016

Law & Leading American Attorneys




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Professional Awards and Memberships

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

Master


Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Community Involvement

Chairperson, Clergy Review Board, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, 1998 - 2014

Region Representative and Chairperson, Metropolitan Province Consultation Board

Board of Directors, Public Art St. Paul

President, Holy Cross Club of Minnesota




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Representative Cases

Published Decisions
St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 818 F.3d 785 (8th Cir. Minn. 2016); breach of contract and tortious interference action to enforce Term-of-Years Employment Agreement; affirming jury verdict and judgment of $1.6 Million, including an award of attorneys’ fees of over $650,000.

St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. v. Tormey, 779 F.3d 894 (8th Cir. 2015); following hung jury, affirming district court’s judgment as a matter of law for $650,000, plus attorneys’ fees award of $611,844.50, and also dismissing $30 Million Counterclaim for alleged breach of Independent Sales Representative Agreement.

Lamere v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., 827 N.W.2d 782 (Minn. App. 2013); affirming summary judgment dismissing medical device products liability claim on grounds of federal preemption and granting cross-appeal holding that claim was also barred by the statute of limitations in the Minnesota Wrongful Death Statute.

Hilt v. St. Jude Medical SC, Inc., 687 F.3d 375 (8th Cir. 2012); affirming summary judgment dismissing gender discrimination and federal whistleblower claims.

Fleeger v. Wyeth, 771 N.W.2d 524 (Minn. 2009); certified question determining choice-of-law issues and applicability of Minnesota’s longer six-year statute of limitations to thousands of out-of-state products liability claimants.

Gomez v. St. Jude Med. Diag Div., Inc., 422 F.3d 919, 932 (5th Cir. 2006); decision affirming dismissal of medical device products liability claims on grounds of federal preemption.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Dynamic Air Inc., 702 N.W. 2d 237 (Minn. 2005); opinion holding that the insured of an insolvent insurer remains liable for any amounts beyond the statutory liability limit in the Minnesota Insurance Guaranty Association Act.

United States v. Basin Elec. Power Coop., 248 F.3d 781 (8th Cir. 2001); opinion in successful appeal reversing $45 million judgment in federal false claim action.

Norbeck v. Basin Electric Power Coop., 215 F.3d 848 (8th Cir. 2000); opinion establishing viability of dual motive discharge defense in federal false claim/whistleblower action.

Plainview Milk Products Coop. v. Marron Foods, Inc., 3 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (D. Minn. 1998); opinion establishing principles governing termination of indefinite supply agreements and related arbitration/appraisal issues.

Upsher-Smith Labs. v. Mylan Labs., 944 F. Supp. 1411 (D. Minn. 1996); expansive opinion establishing many principles of requirements contracts between merchants under U.C.C. Article 2 and striking opponent's redundant and groundless expert reports.

Cenex, Inc. v. Arrow Gas Serv., 896 F. Supp. 1574 (D. Wyo. 1995); opinion granting Summary Judgment in Declaratory Judgment action involving corporate acquisition.

NoDak Bancorporation v. Clarke, 998 F.2d 1416 (8th Cir. 1993); opinion dealing with law governing mergers of national banks.

Master Distribs., Inc. v. Pako Corp., 986 F.2d 219 (8th Cir. 1993); first federal appellate court opinion establishing principle of enforceable single color trademarks. Cited as authority in subsequent Supreme Court opinion establishing principle nationwide in Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Prods. Co., 514 U.S. 159 (1995).

Boushel v. Toro Co., 985 F.2d 406 (8th Cir. 1993); opinion establishing comity principles of staying duplicative dealer termination action in deference to prior foreign (Canadian) proceedings.

Dynamic Air Inc. v. Bloch, 502 N.W.2d 796 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993); opinion establishing principle that enforceable noncompetition covenant can be defined in terms of “conflicting product” and “conflicting organization” without express geographic limitations. Also first case to establish that unreported Minnesota Court of Appeals’ decisions have no precedential value pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 480A.08. Noted in 21 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 301 (1995).

CENTROL, Inc. v. Morrow, 489 N.W.2d 890 (S.D. 1992); opinion establishing many principles of South Dakota law concerning noncompetition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and related recovery of compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys' fees.

Toro Co. v. Krouse, Kern & Co., 827 F.2d 155 (7th Cir. 1987); opinion dealing with standards of accounting malpractice.

Lano Equip., Inc. v. Clark Equip. Co., 399 N.W.2d 694 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987); opinion dealing with injunctive relief in dealer terminations.

Hansen v. Am. Nat’l Bank, 396 N.W.2d 642 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986); opinion dealing with fraud and res judicata in international loan work out transaction.

Aries Info. Systems, Inc. v. Pac. Mgmt. Systems Corp., 366 N.W.2d 366 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985); opinion dealing with misappropriation of computer trade secrets and enforcement of confidentiality and noncompetition agreements.

Newmaster v. Mahmood, 361 N.W.2d 130 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985); opinion dealing with many issues in sustaining jury verdict on dram shop claim.

Sperry Corp. v. City of Minneapolis, 680 F.2d 1234 (8th Cir. 1982); opinion dealing with injunctive relief to enforce competitive bidding statutes.

Bor-Son Bldg. Corp. v. Employers Commercial Union Ins. Co. of Am., 323 N.W.2d 58 (Minn. 1982); opinion dealing with construction of commercial comprehensive general liability policy.

Unpublished Decisions
St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., No. 14-3886 (8th Cir. Apr. 12, 2016); affirming summary judgment on liability for breach of contract and tortious interference followed by seven-figure jury verdict for damages, including attorneys’ fees award of $662,018.94.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. Neovasc (US) Inc., et al., No. 62-cv-15-3094 (Ramsey Cnty. Dist. Ct. May 11, 2015); granting Temporary Restraining Order enforcing confidentiality/trade secret protections, settled at mediation, January 2016.

St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 2013 Minn. LEXIS 765 (Minn. Dec. 17, 2013); unfair competition, affirming jury verdict of $1.4 Million, including an attorneys’ fees award of attorneys’ fees of $776,000.

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., No. 62-CV-11-718, 2012
WL 8009745 (Minn. Dist. Ct. July 16, 2012); St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 913 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2013), petition for review denied, 2013 Minn. LEXIS 765 (Minn. Dec. 17, 2013); affirming summary judgment on liability for breach of contract and tortious interference followed by seven-figure jury verdict for damages, including attorneys’ fees award of $776,881.

B-Jays USA, Inc. v. Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc., Civil Action No. 2: 15-cv-02182-SDW-SCM (D.N.J. Oct. 6, 2015); dealer termination matter enforcing Minnesota choice-of-law and forum-selection provision and rejecting claimed applicability of New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.

Zandi v. Wyeth, 2009 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 785 (Minn. App. July 21, 2009), review denied (Minn. Sept. 29, 2009); affirming summary judgment dismissing pharmaceutical products liability claim for failure to establish general causation under Frye-Mack standard.

Rollins v. St. Jude Medical, __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2008 WL 4661622 (W.D. La. Oct. 20, 2008); decision affirming dismissal of medical device products liability claims on grounds of federal preemption.

Pinkston v. Outdoor Equipment Distributors, Inc., 2007 WL 3028330 (W.D.N.C. Oct. 15, 2007); decision dismissing fraud and trademark termination claims in dealer termination case.

U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co. v. Excel Bank Minn., No. A04-726, 2004 WL 2940855 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2004); opinion reversing summary judgment and holding that Bank’s set-off rights are not limited by recent amendments to the mechanic’s lien statute that contractors hold contract payments in trust for protection of owners and subcontractors.

Dynamic Air, Inc. v. Boccard S.A., No. 01-2148, 2003 WL 22097789 (D. Minn. Sept. 4, 2003); summary judgment enforcing right to royalty payments under international licensing agreements with French conglomerate.

Toro Credit Co. v. PowerHouse Equip., Inc., No. 01-2349, 2002 WL 31761560 (D. Minn. Jan. 10, 2003); summary judgment enforcing multi-state financing and Article 9 security agreements against debtors and guarantors awarding a $3.5 million money judgment, including attorney’s fees.

Red Wing Shoe Co. v. B-JAYS USA, Inc., No. 02-257, 2002 WL 724237 (D. Minn. Apr. 19, 2002); opinion denying B-JAYS’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Representative Clients

Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Dynamic Air Inc.

Mission Systems Group d/b/a ATK Mission Research

Nextel Communications

Plainview Milk Products

Red Wing Shoe Co., Inc.

St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Toro

Wyeth, n/k/a Pfizer




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Previous Employment

Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, L.L.P.

Doherty, Rumble & Butler, P.A.

Stolpestad, Brown & Smith, P.A.




Edward F. Fox

Shareholder
Chief Executive Officer

Email: efox@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1607

Fax: 612.746.1207

Edward Fox focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in products liability, unfair competition and finance. Mr. Fox is an experienced trial lawyer and Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who has represented clients in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Minnesota. He serves as national counsel to several major corporations and has successfully represented clients in more than 30 jurisdictions in the United States and European Union. Mr. Fox is a member of the Firm's Management Committee and also serves as the Firm's Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Fox is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a Master of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.


Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Unfair Competition
Trade Secrets
Financial Institution Litigation

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1979
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

College of the Holy Cross

B.A., 1976
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1979

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1979
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1996
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2005

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Certifications


Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (Specialist since 1991)


Honors and Awards


Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Top Business Litigator, Chambers and Partners (International)

Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published in Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2006, and 2008 - 2016

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2007 - 2016

Law & Leading American Attorneys


Professional Awards and Memberships


Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

Master


Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association


Community Involvement


Chairperson, Clergy Review Board, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, 1998 - 2014

Region Representative and Chairperson, Metropolitan Province Consultation Board

Board of Directors, Public Art St. Paul

President, Holy Cross Club of Minnesota


Representative Cases


Published Decisions
St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 818 F.3d 785 (8th Cir. Minn. 2016); breach of contract and tortious interference action to enforce Term-of-Years Employment Agreement; affirming jury verdict and judgment of $1.6 Million, including an award of attorneys’ fees of over $650,000.

St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. v. Tormey, 779 F.3d 894 (8th Cir. 2015); following hung jury, affirming district court’s judgment as a matter of law for $650,000, plus attorneys’ fees award of $611,844.50, and also dismissing $30 Million Counterclaim for alleged breach of Independent Sales Representative Agreement.

Lamere v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., 827 N.W.2d 782 (Minn. App. 2013); affirming summary judgment dismissing medical device products liability claim on grounds of federal preemption and granting cross-appeal holding that claim was also barred by the statute of limitations in the Minnesota Wrongful Death Statute.

Hilt v. St. Jude Medical SC, Inc., 687 F.3d 375 (8th Cir. 2012); affirming summary judgment dismissing gender discrimination and federal whistleblower claims.

Fleeger v. Wyeth, 771 N.W.2d 524 (Minn. 2009); certified question determining choice-of-law issues and applicability of Minnesota’s longer six-year statute of limitations to thousands of out-of-state products liability claimants.

Gomez v. St. Jude Med. Diag Div., Inc., 422 F.3d 919, 932 (5th Cir. 2006); decision affirming dismissal of medical device products liability claims on grounds of federal preemption.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Dynamic Air Inc., 702 N.W. 2d 237 (Minn. 2005); opinion holding that the insured of an insolvent insurer remains liable for any amounts beyond the statutory liability limit in the Minnesota Insurance Guaranty Association Act.

United States v. Basin Elec. Power Coop., 248 F.3d 781 (8th Cir. 2001); opinion in successful appeal reversing $45 million judgment in federal false claim action.

Norbeck v. Basin Electric Power Coop., 215 F.3d 848 (8th Cir. 2000); opinion establishing viability of dual motive discharge defense in federal false claim/whistleblower action.

Plainview Milk Products Coop. v. Marron Foods, Inc., 3 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (D. Minn. 1998); opinion establishing principles governing termination of indefinite supply agreements and related arbitration/appraisal issues.

Upsher-Smith Labs. v. Mylan Labs., 944 F. Supp. 1411 (D. Minn. 1996); expansive opinion establishing many principles of requirements contracts between merchants under U.C.C. Article 2 and striking opponent's redundant and groundless expert reports.

Cenex, Inc. v. Arrow Gas Serv., 896 F. Supp. 1574 (D. Wyo. 1995); opinion granting Summary Judgment in Declaratory Judgment action involving corporate acquisition.

NoDak Bancorporation v. Clarke, 998 F.2d 1416 (8th Cir. 1993); opinion dealing with law governing mergers of national banks.

Master Distribs., Inc. v. Pako Corp., 986 F.2d 219 (8th Cir. 1993); first federal appellate court opinion establishing principle of enforceable single color trademarks. Cited as authority in subsequent Supreme Court opinion establishing principle nationwide in Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Prods. Co., 514 U.S. 159 (1995).

Boushel v. Toro Co., 985 F.2d 406 (8th Cir. 1993); opinion establishing comity principles of staying duplicative dealer termination action in deference to prior foreign (Canadian) proceedings.

Dynamic Air Inc. v. Bloch, 502 N.W.2d 796 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993); opinion establishing principle that enforceable noncompetition covenant can be defined in terms of “conflicting product” and “conflicting organization” without express geographic limitations. Also first case to establish that unreported Minnesota Court of Appeals’ decisions have no precedential value pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 480A.08. Noted in 21 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 301 (1995).

CENTROL, Inc. v. Morrow, 489 N.W.2d 890 (S.D. 1992); opinion establishing many principles of South Dakota law concerning noncompetition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and related recovery of compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys' fees.

Toro Co. v. Krouse, Kern & Co., 827 F.2d 155 (7th Cir. 1987); opinion dealing with standards of accounting malpractice.

Lano Equip., Inc. v. Clark Equip. Co., 399 N.W.2d 694 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987); opinion dealing with injunctive relief in dealer terminations.

Hansen v. Am. Nat’l Bank, 396 N.W.2d 642 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986); opinion dealing with fraud and res judicata in international loan work out transaction.

Aries Info. Systems, Inc. v. Pac. Mgmt. Systems Corp., 366 N.W.2d 366 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985); opinion dealing with misappropriation of computer trade secrets and enforcement of confidentiality and noncompetition agreements.

Newmaster v. Mahmood, 361 N.W.2d 130 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985); opinion dealing with many issues in sustaining jury verdict on dram shop claim.

Sperry Corp. v. City of Minneapolis, 680 F.2d 1234 (8th Cir. 1982); opinion dealing with injunctive relief to enforce competitive bidding statutes.

Bor-Son Bldg. Corp. v. Employers Commercial Union Ins. Co. of Am., 323 N.W.2d 58 (Minn. 1982); opinion dealing with construction of commercial comprehensive general liability policy.

Unpublished Decisions
St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., No. 14-3886 (8th Cir. Apr. 12, 2016); affirming summary judgment on liability for breach of contract and tortious interference followed by seven-figure jury verdict for damages, including attorneys’ fees award of $662,018.94.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. Neovasc (US) Inc., et al., No. 62-cv-15-3094 (Ramsey Cnty. Dist. Ct. May 11, 2015); granting Temporary Restraining Order enforcing confidentiality/trade secret protections, settled at mediation, January 2016.

St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 2013 Minn. LEXIS 765 (Minn. Dec. 17, 2013); unfair competition, affirming jury verdict of $1.4 Million, including an attorneys’ fees award of attorneys’ fees of $776,000.

St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., No. 62-CV-11-718, 2012
WL 8009745 (Minn. Dist. Ct. July 16, 2012); St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 913 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 7, 2013), petition for review denied, 2013 Minn. LEXIS 765 (Minn. Dec. 17, 2013); affirming summary judgment on liability for breach of contract and tortious interference followed by seven-figure jury verdict for damages, including attorneys’ fees award of $776,881.

B-Jays USA, Inc. v. Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc., Civil Action No. 2: 15-cv-02182-SDW-SCM (D.N.J. Oct. 6, 2015); dealer termination matter enforcing Minnesota choice-of-law and forum-selection provision and rejecting claimed applicability of New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.

Zandi v. Wyeth, 2009 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 785 (Minn. App. July 21, 2009), review denied (Minn. Sept. 29, 2009); affirming summary judgment dismissing pharmaceutical products liability claim for failure to establish general causation under Frye-Mack standard.

Rollins v. St. Jude Medical, __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2008 WL 4661622 (W.D. La. Oct. 20, 2008); decision affirming dismissal of medical device products liability claims on grounds of federal preemption.

Pinkston v. Outdoor Equipment Distributors, Inc., 2007 WL 3028330 (W.D.N.C. Oct. 15, 2007); decision dismissing fraud and trademark termination claims in dealer termination case.

U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co. v. Excel Bank Minn., No. A04-726, 2004 WL 2940855 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2004); opinion reversing summary judgment and holding that Bank’s set-off rights are not limited by recent amendments to the mechanic’s lien statute that contractors hold contract payments in trust for protection of owners and subcontractors.

Dynamic Air, Inc. v. Boccard S.A., No. 01-2148, 2003 WL 22097789 (D. Minn. Sept. 4, 2003); summary judgment enforcing right to royalty payments under international licensing agreements with French conglomerate.

Toro Credit Co. v. PowerHouse Equip., Inc., No. 01-2349, 2002 WL 31761560 (D. Minn. Jan. 10, 2003); summary judgment enforcing multi-state financing and Article 9 security agreements against debtors and guarantors awarding a $3.5 million money judgment, including attorney’s fees.

Red Wing Shoe Co. v. B-JAYS USA, Inc., No. 02-257, 2002 WL 724237 (D. Minn. Apr. 19, 2002); opinion denying B-JAYS’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.


Representative Clients


Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Dynamic Air Inc.

Mission Systems Group d/b/a ATK Mission Research

Nextel Communications

Plainview Milk Products

Red Wing Shoe Co., Inc.

St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Toro

Wyeth, n/k/a Pfizer

Previous Employment


Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, L.L.P.

Doherty, Rumble & Butler, P.A.

Stolpestad, Brown & Smith, P.A.