And the Defense Wins - John V. McCoy and Eugene M. LaFlamme successfully defended Dixie Gas Company and its owner in a personal injury action arising out of a propane leak and explosion at Dixie Gas’ bulk propane storage facility in Tennessee. The case, Roach, et. al. v. Dixie Gas, et. al., was filed in Hardeman County, Tennessee. The plaintiffs’ demand at trial was $6,500,000.00. After an eight-day trial, the jury deliberated for only one hour and returned a unanimous verdict on January 28, 2010, finding the plaintiffs’ alleged injuries were not caused by the defendants and that the plaintiffs incurred no damages. Read More.
Matthew R. Rosek successfully defended Suburban Lawns in a personal injury/premise liability action arising out of an injury to the plaintiff at a Pick 'n Save store in Wisconsin. Suburban Lawns was the snow plowing company. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot serviced by Suburban Lawns. The case, Culver v Compass Properties, et al. was filed in Washington County, Wisconsin. The plaintiffs' demand at trial was $342,000 plus. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a verdict finding no negligence on the part of Suburban Lawns.
Matthew R. Rosek successfully defended Dells Boat Tours in a personal injury action arising out of an alleged back injury during a jet boat adventure ride in the Wisconsin Dells. Dells Boat Tours provides thrill rides on the Wisconsin River. The plaintiff alleged that the jet boat went over a wake or other object in the river causing a compression fracture and herniated disc in his back. The case, Alkaraki v. Dells Boat Tours, et al. was tried in Sauk County, Wisconsin. The plaintiff's demand at trial was over $1,000,000.00. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict finding no negligence.
Leaders in the Law - John V. McCoy (2008) has each been recognized as a "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Only 25 attorneys in the state are annually recognized with this award.
Super Lawyers 2011 – Members of the firm have been recognized by their peers and Law & Politics Media, Inc. as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.”
Super Lawyers 2012 - John V. McCoy has been recognized as a 2012 Super Lawyer and Eugene LaFlamme, Matthew Rosek, Michael Aiken and Nicholas Rudman were all recognized as Rising Stars.
Click here for a collection “Legal Brief” columns written by John V. McCoy for LPGas magazine that discuss legal issues associated with the liquid propane gas industry.
Click here for a collection of articles written by Matthew Rosek and other members of the firm for the Wisconsin Builder Magazine that discusses construction law issues in Wisconsin.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Patricia A. Stone: Fundamentals of Litigation Management; February 28, 2013; Peoria, IL
Eugene M. LaFlamme: HPBExpo: How to Control Liability Risks in The HPBA Industry; March 15, 2013; Orlando, FL
Litigation Seminar: "Claims and Litigation in Wisconsin and Beyond"; March 20, 2013; Appleton, WI
Eugene M. LaFlamme: NCHPBA Conference; Peer v. McGas - A DIY Fireplace Installation Case Study; May 6, 2013; Wisconsin Dells, WI