Items of Interest

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Juanita Jones v BBG Specialty Foods, Inc., d/b/a Taco Bell

August 19, 2022, Scott D. Festin obtained summary judgment for BBG Specialty Foods, Inc., d/b/a Taco Bell (“BBG”). The plaintiff alleged she fell ill within hours of consuming food from BBG’s restaurant, and the food caused her to fall ill. The plaintiff admitted the food tasted, smelled, and appeared normal. She attributed her illness to […]

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Lance G. Cariveau v. Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation

On October 26, 2021, attorney Eric E. Holman obtained summary judgment for DM&E in a grade crossing from the District Court in Dodge County, Minnesota (Court File No. 20-CV-20-447). The case was then appealed, which Mr. Holman briefed and argued in early 2022. On July 25, 2022, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the District […]

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Jordan Nutt v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

On February 28, 2018, attorneys Julius W. Gernes and Eric E. Holman obtained summary judgment for Union Pacific in the grade crossing case of Jordan Nutt, et al v. Union Pacific, et al (St. Croix County, WI, Cir. Ct. No. 2015CV000230.) On February 5, 2019, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Appeal No. 2018AP695) affirmed the […]

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Joseph Sheridan v. Wisconsin Central Ltd.

In November 2021, attorneys Eric E. Holman and Julius W. Gernes obtained a very favorable verdict in an admitted liability train v. train collision case brought by WCL engineer Joseph Sheridan in the Western District of Wisconsin. After a four-day trial that included testimony from a dozen expert witnesses, Sheridan’s counsel asked the jury to […]

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Charles Edward Washington vs. ADT Commercial, LLC, et al.; Pulaski County Circuit Court, State of Arkansas; Case No. 60CV-20-2159

Dan Gendreau and Eric Holman won summary judgment for ADT in a case where plaintiff sustained very serious orthopedic injuries to his lower extremities when an ADT employee struck him with his car in a job-site parking lot, and pinned him between the front of his vehicle and the rear bumper of plaintiff’s pick up […]

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Kimberley Hall vs. Tacala, LLC d/b/a Taco Bell; United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Case No. 1:20-CV-00203

Dan Gendreau and Scott Festin won summary judgment on behalf of Tacala, LLC on the grounds that the plaintiff failed to prove the existence of any defective condition on the premises that may have caused her injury, or that Tacala had actual or constructive notice of such a condition. Plaintiff was standing in line to […]

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