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Mr. Plunkett concentrates his practice in health care and sexual misconduct defense, bringing more than 28 years of experience to his role as litigator and counsel.
Mr. Plunkett has defended health care and other clients in hundreds of cases involving bodily injury or the death of residents in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. His health care team obtained a defense verdict in 2017 in a significant pressure wound injury case. Mr. Plunkett also represents corporations sued for their employees’ sexual misconduct. Recently, he obtained a favorable resolution of a high-profile case involving former high school students’ sexual abuse claims.
Mr. Plunkett is Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Law Institute, where he oversees national seminars on health care law topics including long-term care, medical liability, and other related topics.
Mr. Plunkett is a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee and Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee.
Does AB, XY, and YZ v. Shattuck-St. Mary's Sch., 101 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. (Callaghan) 783 (D. Minn. Oct. 5, 2016), successful resolution of former students’ suits involving claims of sexual abuse against private boarding school.
Fiers v. La Crosse Cty., 132 F. Supp. 3d 1111 (W.D. Wis. 2015), dismissal granted against claim for alleged violations of a nursing facility patient’s rights under FNHRA.
Knutson v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Soc'y (private arbitration, May 2011), defense award finding no liability for defendants in alleged physical and sexual abuse of nursing home resident.
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, Inc. v. Walk to Emmaus, 801 N.W.2d 193 (Minn. App. June 27, 2011), affirmed, defense verdict at trial involving duty of care claim.
Butts v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Soc’y, 802 N.W.2d 839 (Minn. App. 2011), reversed trial court’s voluntary dismissal and ordered summary judgment for defendants.
Ransom v. Bethany Acad., 2008 WL 3289853 (Minn. App. Aug. 12, 2008), affirmed court’s grant of summary judgment on premises cases involving thrown football.
Fridell v. Commonbond Communities, Inc., 2008 WL 434616 (Minn. App. Feb. 19, 2008), affirmed trial court’s dismissal under medical malpractice statute.
Otto v. Christianson, 2007 WL 2703143 (Minn. App. Sep. 18, 2007), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment regarding co-employee exception to workers’ compensation exclusivity rule.
Smith v. Am. Inv’rs Network, 2006 WL 3490964, (D. Minn. Dec. 4, 2006).
Westchester Fire Ins. Co. v. Cont'l Cas. Co., 2006 WL 786866 (Minn. App. Mar. 28, 2006).
Dunham v. Roer, 708 N.W.2d 552 (Minn. App. 2006), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment regarding numerous personal injury claims.
Doe v. Lutheran High School of Greater Minneapolis, 702 N.W. 2d 322 (Minn. App. 2005), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment regarding MN Human Rights claims.
Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Burbach, 354 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2004), reversed trial court’s grant of summary judgment.
Lo v. Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, No. 2003AP001884 (Wis. App. Feb. 17, 2004); March 26, 2004, affirmed trial court’s grant of summary judgment on slip and fall claim.
Holland v. City of Renville, 2003 WL 21962020 (Minn. App. Aug. 19, 2003), affirmed court’s summary judgment for City in premises case.
Metge v. Central Neighborhood Improvement Ass’n, 649 N.W.2d 488 (Minn. App. 2002), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment for Sabri on defamation and reversed summary judgment for Sabri on tortuous interference claim.
Am. Comp. Ins. Co. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minn., 2001 WL 69480 (Minn. App. Jan. 30, 2001).
Franklin v. Northside Christian Cmty. Servs., 2000 WL 54078 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2000), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment for Our Savior in premises case.
Schulte v. LeClaire, 2000 WL 16302 (Minn. App. Jan. 11, 2000), affirmed trial court’s order enforcing settlement in personal injury case.
Illinois Farmers Ins. Co. v. Eull, 594 N.W.2d 559 (Minn. App. 1999).
Harms v. Tabor, 1999 WL 55497 (Minn. App. Feb. 2, 1999).
Humenansky v. Bd. of Regents of the Univ. of Minn., 958 F. Supp. 439 (D. Minn. 1997).
Howard v. Univ. of Minn., 1996 WL 22324 (Minn. App. Jan. 23, 1996), affirmed trial court’s summary judgment in favor of University.
Neltom, Inc. v. Lamson, 1995 WL 321518 (Minn. App. May 30, 1995).
Yankoupe v. Dolphin Fast Foods, Inc., 1995 WL 520890 (Minn. App. Sep. 5, 1995), reversed on liability issue.
Fraser v. Broos, 1993 WL 328771 (Minn. App. Aug. 31, 1993).
Downtown St. Paul Partners v. Holiday Inns, Inc., 1993 WL 140843 (Minn. App. May 4, 1993).
Khalifa v. State, Dept. of Admin., 1993 WL 140852 (Minn. App. May 4, 1993), affirming trial court’s judgment against Khalifa.
Wheeler v. John Deere Co., 986 F.2d 413 (10th Cir. 1993).
Dornfeld v. Oberg, 491 N.W. 2d 297 (Minn. App. 1992).
Conlin v. City of Eagan, 482 N.W.2d 519 (Minn. App. 1992), affirming trial court's denial of summary judgment.
Stanek v. A.P.I, Inc., 474 N.W.2d 829 (Minn. App. 1991).
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