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Ms. Penny Sayler is a product liability, health care, construction, and commercial litigator with an additional focus in appeals and trusts and estates.
As an accomplished litigator, Ms. Penny Sayler has significant district and appellate court experience in multiple jurisdictions. She works across the nation to defend natural and propane gas companies against fire and explosion claims, and to defend health care providers against liability claims. She works in Minnesota on construction, commercial, and trusts and estates disputes. She also handles state and federal appeals. Ms. Penny Sayler regularly presents on discovery, brief writing, and appellate issues.
Ms. Penny Sayler serves as co-chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Products Liability Committee. She is also co-reporter for Eighth Circuit updates for DRI’s Certworthy publication.
Ms. Penny Sayler graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Ms. Penny Sayler served as Justice Christopher J. Dietzen’s law clerk at the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Obtained reversal of judgment as a matter of law and reinstatement of $1.5 million jury verdict; Alby v. BNSF, 918 N.W.2d 562 (Minn. 2018).
Obtained reversal of district court’s denial of attorney fees under Minn. Stat. § 322B.699 as part of appellate team.
Obtained clarity regarding deadline for plaintiffs to submit expert affidavit required under Minn. Stat. § 145.682; Firkus v. Harms, 914 N.W.2d 414 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018).
Obtained affirmation of dismissal of claims against city under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act; Tichich v. City of Bloomington, 835 F.8d 656 (8th Cir. 2016).
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment as part of appellate team based on no duty to warn.
Obtained order from supreme court vacating unfavorable court of appeals and direct court decisions based on settlement between parties.
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