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Ms. Penny Sayler is a product liability and health care litigator with an additional focus in appellate law.
As an accomplished litigator from negotiation to depositions and through trial, Ms. Penny Sayler has significant district and appellate court experience in multiple jurisdictions. She currently works across multiple states to defend natural and propane gas companies against fire and explosion claims, and to defend health care providers against liability claims.
Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Ms. Penny Sayler served as Justice Christopher J. Dietzen's law clerk at the Minnesota Supreme Court. Ms. Penny Sayler excelled at William Mitchell College of Law where she received a number of academic accolades including three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, which honor the highest student in each class, and where she served as Executive Editor for two journals.
Obtained reversal of judgment as a matter of law and reinstatement of $15 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; CorVascular Diagnostics, LLC v. Talcott, 2017 WL 3687504 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 28, 2017).
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; Lindholm v. Carleton Coll., 2016 WL 3461941 (Minn. Ct. App. June 27, 2016).
Obtained order from supreme court vacating unfavorable court of appeals and direct court decisions based on settlement between parties; Larson v. Lakeview Lofts, LLC No. A10-2031, 2011 LEXIS 726 (Minn. Nov. 15, 2011).
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