Key Cases

We have tried and won some of the world’s most visible cases. What we’re most proud of though is that we’ve done this work with great integrity and the highest degrees of professionalism. As a result, some of the opponents we’ve beat in the courtroom have gone on to hire us to strengthen their teams down the road.

We enjoy practicing law in many areas including commercial and IP litigation, business disputes, mass tort, water rights, real estate litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

White Bear Lake Restoration Association v. Department of...

On August 30, 2017, the Ramsey County District Court ruled in favor of Plaintiffs White Bear Lake Restoration Association and the Homeowner’s Association, finding that the DNR’s current and...

Hubbard Broadcasting v. DIRECTV

Jan and Heather represented Hubbard in a breach of contract dispute to enforce its direct broadcast satellite rights on DIRECTV. With little more than 24-hour notice, Hubbard sought emergency...

Kraft Foods Group, Inc./Mondelēz International, Inc. v....

From 1998 to 2010, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (now Mondelēz International), distributed Starbucks roasted and ground coffee in grocery and convenience stores across the country Kraft grew the business...

Phillips Beverage Company

In 2009, Phillips Beverage Company faced a $100 million claim for the alleged breach of Belvedere vodka licensing agreements brought by French multinational seller of luxury goods-Moet Hennessy Louis...

TriStrata Technology, Inc. v. Mary Kay Inc.

Mike and Jan were co-lead trial counsel on behalf of TriStrata Technology, Inc. in a patent infringement case relating to alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) anti-aging technology.  TriStrata was awarded $26.4...

Ricoh v. Pitney Bowes Inc.

Mike, Jan and Katie were trial counsel for Pitney Bowes in defending against a patent infringement suit by Ricoh. Ricoh alleged that Pitney Bowes infringed 18 claims from 4 Ricoh patents.  All of...

Pitney Bowes Inc. v. Hewlett Packard

Mike, Jan and Katie were trial counsel for Pitney Bowes in a patent infringement dispute against Hewlett Packard over laser jet printers.  The technology involved using spots of different sizes to...

State of Minnesota & Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota...

Mike and Roberta were co-lead counsel for the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in a groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry.  After four years of...

Honeywell v. Minolta

In February 1992, Mike was lead trial counsel on behalf of Honeywell in the Honeywell v. Minolta autofocus patent litigation. A jury ordered Minolta to pay Honeywell $96,350,000 on February 7,...

Copper-7 litigation

In 1988, Mike and Roberta were lead trial counsel in the Copper-7 litigation, where they represented over 100 women who were injured as a result of the use of the Copper-7 intrauterine device.  Two...

Government of India v. Union Carbide

On December 3, 1984, a methyl-isocyanate gas leak occurred at Union Carbide India Ltd.’s Bhopal pesticide plant killing over 3,000 people and injuring tens of thousands in one of the world’s...

Dalkon Shield Litigation

In the early to mid-1980’s Mike represented hundreds of women who suffered infertility issues as a result of use of the Dalkon Shield. Mike was lead counsel in two bellweather cases that went to...