January 2016. Soule & Stull is sponsor for a fundraiser for the Food Shelf program of the Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis. The event will be held on Leap Year Day – February 29, 2016. DIW provides food, clothing and other services to American Indian individuals and families in need throughout our community. George serves on the DIW Board of Directors. The event will be lively and fun with great, local entertainment, silent auction and food and drink. For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, click here.
Melissa Stull and George Soule author “The Product Liability Landscape For Furniture Users, Manufacturers and Sellers”
January 2016. Melissa Stull and George Soule published an article “The Product Liability Landscape For Furniture Users, Manufacturers and Sellers” in the January 2016 issue of LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, a monthly publication for product liability practitioners. Homes are full of products, i.e., furniture, that have been the subject of litigation, the focus of standards and the target of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigations. This article explains the special challenges manufacturers and sellers face in light of the focus on furniture safety and liability. Read the article here.
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November 2, 2015. Best Lawyers announced this week that Soule & Stull LLC is listed among the best law firms in the United States. The firm was listed in Metropolitan Tier 1 Minneapolis for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. The significance of the listing is explained in the following excerpts from Best Lawyers’ press release: Read More
September 10, 2015. Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson spoke on the importance of showing up and doing a good job in his key note speech at Minnesota Lawyer’s annual luncheon honoring Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes. He also discussed life after the bench. In addition to his role at Soule & Stull, Justice Anderson keeps a busy schedule of teaching, speaking engagements, and traveling. Full Article
George Soule and Melissa Stull author “The Key to Trying a Product Liability Case Effectively: Listening Well”
George Soule and Melissa Stull published an article “The Key to Trying a Product Liability Case Effectively: Listening Well” in the August 2015 on-line issue of LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, a monthly publication for product liability practitioners. In preparing for trial, it is natural to focus on what you will say when you address the judge or jury, and when you question witnesses.
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July 30, 2015. Minnesota State Bar Association President Mike Unger recently appointed Kevin Curry to the MSBA’s newly formed Court Rules & Administration Committee. The committee tracks and reviews proposed court rules changes so the MSBA can provide comments to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Kevin has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice since 2014.
July 23, 2015 – Soule & Stull sponsored a hole and fielded a foursome for the 19th Annual MAIBA Scholarship Golf Tournament at The Meadows at Mystic Lake on July 23. The tournament raises scholarship funds for American Indian law students in Minnesota. Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen Meyer and Capital Safety Corporate Counsel Anton van der Merwe joined George and Melissa. It was a beautiful day on the course with magnificent water features, native prairie grasses and flowers, and animal sculptures. The foursome had great conversations and many good shots, but benefited from the “no score higher than a par” rule. George is former President of MAIBA and now serves as Judge on the White Earth Nation Court of Appeals.
July 2015 – Super Lawyers placed George on its The Top 100 list of Minnesota lawyers and named Melissa a Rising Star in its 2015 rankings. George has received Super Lawyer designation each year since 1998 and Melissa has been a Rising Star for three years.
June 2015. Kevin Curry and George Soule authored an article “See You in
Court Arbitration: The Treatment of Arbitration Agreements in Minnesota Courts” in the May/June 2015 issue of Bench & Bar of Minnesota. The article reviews federal and state statutes, discusses the roles of court and arbitrator in determining whether and how an arbitration will occur, and analyzes recent cases in which a motion to compel arbitration was granted or denied. Kevin and George represent parties in arbitration proceedings and George serves as an arbitrator.
Read the article here: See You in
April 30, 2015. About 100 guests joined Soule & Stull staff to celebrate Spring on April 30. Judges, clients, former colleagues, friends and family enjoyed the warm Spring evening on the firm’s deck. We caught up with each other, made new friends and connections, and talked about the law a little.
Each level of the Minnesota Courts is represented in the above photo:
Associate Justice David Lillehaug, Court of Appeals Judge Francis Connolly,
George, Hennepin County Judges Regina Chu and Susan Burke, and Melissa.