January 4, 2016. Melissa Stull joined Judge Edward Wahl and practitioner Daniel McGrath to discuss strategies for responding to a new lawsuit. Discussion topics included the use of checklists in managing the initial phase of litigation and how to address conflicts and obtain waivers, analyze venue and jurisdiction, develop a case strategy and plan that is consistent with your client’s objectives, investigate key facts, and determine whether a litigation hold is needed. The seminar was sponsored by the Civil Litigation and New Lawyers Sections of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Melissa is a member of the Governing Council of the MSBA Civil Litigation Section. For more information, check the MSBA website: http://www.mnbar.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=981#.VoMG4iLnaM8
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 24, 2015. Minnesota Lawyer interviewed George about judicial appointments in the Dayton Administration. George talked about professional diversity in judicial appointments. You can read the full article here.
From 1999 – 2002, George served as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection under Governor Jesse Ventura. From 1991 – 1999, George served as Vice-Chair of the Commission under Governor Arne Carlson.
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
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.
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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.