John Sear, a Partner at our Minneapolis office, was recently quoted in Minnesota Lawyer in the article, "Insurer gets sanction for evidence spoliation." The case involves a fire scene that was cleaned up too quickly, which did not allow testimony to be used. John discusses the difficulty to fashion a remedy in spoliation cases because sanctions can be either too severe or not enough to remedy the prejudice. He states, "It can be difficult to find a remedy that fits."
John has a uniquely diverse product liability defense practice which includes defending a manufacturer of institutional cleaning and sanitizing products in personal injury and property damages cases involving a variety of toxic exposure circumstances, and defending manufacturers of recreational vehicles and their components and systems.