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Working with startups recently inspired two Husch Blackwell attorneys to develop an innovation solution of their own. In 2018, Husch Blackwell hosted its first firmwide Legal Innovation Challenge. Approximately 20 teams submitted ideas and went through a rigorous selection process. Associates Meghan Brennan and Jake Brown work with a variety of clients, including startups. When they came together for Husch Blackwell’s Legal Innovation Challenge, they found a mutual interest in streamlining the initial intake process…
February 20, 2019 | Editor: Jen Dlugosz | Assistant Editor: Natalie Holden New Developments Missouri’s Game-Changing Opinion on Venue in Multi-Plaintiff Tort Litigation By Dominique Savinelli and Tim Larkin On February 13, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri dealt a significant blow against improper forum shopping by plaintiffs in mass tort litigation. The Johnson & Johnson “talc cases” currently venued in St. Louis city involve many plaintiffs whose claimed injuries arose outside that city, but for strategic…
Yesterday, Beau JacksonRobert Stang and Linda Tiller joined manufacturers, distributors and service providers in Kansas City for a discussion about the impact of tariffs on the business community. This insightful program included economic, industry and legal perspectives on current trade conditions and the various implications of recently-imposed tariffs. Read more on the TMT Industry Insider blog: 2019 Kansas City Manufacturing & Distribution Summit  …
Yesterday, our Beau Jackson, Robert Stang and Linda Tiller joined manufacturers, distributors and service providers in Kansas City for a discussion about the impact of tariffs on the business community. This insightful program included economic, industry and legal perspectives on current trade conditions and the various implications of recently-imposed tariffs. Pictured at right, Beau Jackson closed the event with these key takeaways: The United States is 80% a “consumer” economy – compared to a…
  December 18, 2018 | Editor: Jen Dlugosz | Assistant Editor: Natalie Holden New Developments This will be our final Toxic Tort Monitor for 2018. Thank you for continuing to subscribe to these updates. We wish you all happy holidays. Have a joyful new year! Cook County Jury Returns a Defense Verdict in Mesothelioma Trial By Andrew Hahn On December 14, 2018, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Welco in a mesothelioma…
In today’s trade climate, its imperative to stay abreast of changes that impact business. Keeping current can be a challenge for any company moving goods across borders. Husch Blackwell’s International Trade & Supply Chain team is excited to launch a new resource for original insight. Our new blog provides timely and accurate information, drawing on years of collective legal knowledge at key regulatory agencies so that you understand what changes mean for your business. Our blog addresses…
November 12, 2018 | Editor: Jen Dlugosz | Assistant Editor: Natalie Holden New Developments Federal Court in Washington Holds Risks of Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Were Not Foreseeable Prior to 1955 By Paul Cranley In a recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the court held that the dangers of secondary asbestos exposure were not foreseeable in and before 1955. In particular, the Court held that the evidence presented by the…
September 26, 2018 | Editor: Jen Dlugosz | Assistant Editor: Natalie Holden New Developments Fifth District Finds Personal Jurisdiction Lacking Over Ford in Long-Awaited Jeffs Decision By Andrew Hahn The Fifth District Appellate Court issued its long-awaited decision in Jeffs v. Ford Motor Company recently finding that Ford Motor Company was not “at home” in Illinois and ordering the Madison County trial court to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims against Ford.. [Continue Reading] Missouri’s Recent…
Husch Blackwell’s Jeff Simon, Nathan Oleen and Ed Wilson have been named to the 2018 Kansas City Techweek 100. Techweek is an annual event bringing together entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders in an effort to build a better world through tech entrepreneurship. During Techweek Kansas City, national industry leaders speaking on a variety of subjects including venture capital, virtual reality and augmented reality, IoT/smart cities and crypto currency/blockchain. TechWeek Kansas City also brings together educational…
After President Trump announced steel and aluminum tariffs on several of the country’s allies in March 2018, a number of EU countries, Mexico, and Canada immediately announced retaliatory tariffs against American products. Other trade partners and allies have also made plans to seek remedies through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). With the impending widespread business impact of these retaliatory actions, companies should look closely at their supply…