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Judge Natalie Hudson appointed to Minnesota Supreme Court

August 18, 2015. Governor Mark Dayton today announced his appointment of Judge Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Judge Hudson has served on the Minnesota Court of Appeals since 2002. She succeeds Justice Alan Page, who was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1992.

Governor Jesse Ventura appointed Judge Hudson to the Court of Appeals in 2002. George Soule chaired the committee that recommended Judge Hudson as a finalist for appointment to the Court of Appeals. Read More

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.

Read more below and find links to the article… Read More

Kevin Curry named to Court Rules & Administration Committee

k-curry-webJuly 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.

Soule & Stull Sponsors 2015 Minnesota American Indian Bar Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

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.

George Soule and Melissa Stull

George Soule and Melissa Stull

Helen Meyer, George, Melissa, Anton van der Merwe

Helen Meyer, George, Melissa, Anton van der Merwe

June 11, 2015 – The firm sponsored a hole and fielded a foursome in the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament on June 11. One of the firm’s founding partners is a past Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The other founding partner is actually an excellent golfer: Melissa was varsity golfer at Luther College. The Foundation is committed to serving the community, preventing crime, and supporting the Sheriff’s office, especially the volunteer Special Deputies.

Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Tournament on June 11, 2015

Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Tournament on June 11, 2015

Matt Birkenholz, Melissa, George and Sheryl Bjork at the 2015 Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

Matt Birkenholz, Melissa, George and Sheryl Bjork at the 2015 Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

The Soule & Stull Team with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

The Soule & Stull Team with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

 

Super Lawyers put George Soule and Melissa Stull on Minnesota lists of top lawyers

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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.

Kevin Curry and George Soule Author Article about Arbitration in Minnesota

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 Court Arbitration

Soule & Stull Celebrates Spring With Deck Party

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.

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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.

 

Hosts and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening on the deck.

Hosts and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening on the deck.

More deck activities on a beautiful Minnesota evening.

More deck activities on a beautiful Minnesota evening.

Guests enjoyed conversations inside the office too.

Guests enjoyed conversations inside the office too.

Paralegal Beth Kothe, Terri Bowman, George and Richard Bowman.

Paralegal Beth Kothe, Terri Bowman, George and Richard Bowman.

Carly Stephanie, Melissa, Alana Bassin and Molly Given.

Carly Stephanie, Melissa, Alana Bassin and Molly Given.

Melissa, Kofi Robinson and reluctant Asher, George.

Melissa, Kofi Robinson and reluctant Asher, George.

Nathan Marcusen, Melissa and George.  Melissa and Nathan started their legal careers together as law clerks at Bowman and Brooke in 2005.

Nathan Marcusen, Melissa and George. Melissa and Nathan started their legal careers together as law clerks at Bowman and Brooke in 2005.

Soule & Stull Tries Case in Florida

Civil Justice Center, Gainsville, FLMarch 6, 2015 – George and Melissa spent last week in Gainesville, Florida defending Vermeer Manufacturing Company in a lawsuit brought in Alachua County. Nidal Boughannam sued Alachua Farm & Lumber, Vermeer Manufacturing Company, and Vermeer Southeast Sales for injuries he sustained to his foot while standing near a Vermeer stump cutter. Vermeer and Soule & Stull defended the design of the stump cutter, explaining throughout litigation and trial that the stump cutter was well designed and did not cause Mr. Boughannam’s accident. After three days of trial, plaintiffs’ counsel voluntarily dismissed plaintiffs’ claims against Vermeer and its dealer with prejudice.

Soule & Stull is happy to report this trial victory and looks forward to the next opportunity to defend its clients at trial.