June 14, 2017
"The next asbestos is asbestos." David Lutz and Whitney Cruz discussed the future of asbestos litigation in an article published in DRI's For The Defense. Asbestos litigation is already a multi-billion dollar industry with mesothelioma diagnoses at its peak. While mesothelioma case filings are predicted to decline in the coming years, plaintiffs lawyers intend to transfer their focus on cases alleging lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. With roughly 200,000 lung cancer diagnoses per year in comparison to 3,000 – 3,500 annual mesothelioma diagnoses, the pool for potential plaintiffs' cases could be considerably larger.
June 19, 2017
Minneapolis Partner Michael Carey collaborated with several experts from Exponent Inc. to author an article for Thompson Reuters Expert Analysis on "Drivers and the Driverless Vehicle Revolution: Understanding the Changing Role of the Driver."
June 9, 2017
In the wake of a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision holding that Michigan healthcare providers lack standing to sue insurers for personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits under Michigan’s No-Fault Act, providers and state courts are simply befuddled.
In Covenant v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Michigan’s high court overruled a series of Michigan Court of Appeals decisions and held that, “the plain language of the no-fault act” does not state “that a healthcare provider possesses a statutory cause of action against a no-fault insurer,” Justice Brian K. Zahra wrote. The impact on Michigan No-Fault claims will be widespread and is favorable for insurers and self-insured companies allowing employees to drive company-owned vehicles.
May 24, 2017
Bowman and Brooke is once again ranked as one of the Top 25 law firms on The American Lawyer's 2017 Diversity Scorecard. On the 2017 scorecard, Bowman and Brooke ranks 25 out of 219 law firms. Overall, 19.8% of our attorneys are minorities and 14.7% of our partners are minorities.
May 9, 2017
Minneapolis Partner Roshan Rajkumar has been honored with the Hennepin County Bar Association's 2017 Diversity Award. Recipients of this award are recognized for their significant contributions and long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion in the local legal profession. He will be presented with the Diversity Award at the Hennepin County Bar Association's Annual Meeting on June 1st.
April 17, 2017
Bowman and Brooke is pleased to announce that Firm Chairman Paul Cereghini and Executive Managing Partner Vincent Galvin, Jr. have been named to the inaugural Hall of Fame list issued by The Legal 500 U.S., which recognizes attorneys who have been named "elite leading lawyers" for six consecutive years. Fewer than 500 partners across the United States were named to this prestigious list.