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Must Federal Courts Apply State Punitive Damages Pleading Statutes?
Start Date: 1/29/2021Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 1/29/2021End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description:

Minn. Stat § 549.191 and similar statutes in a number of other states limit how and when claims for punitive damages can be brought.  At one time, cases in the District of Minnesota unanimously held that Minn. Stat § 549.191 applied in federal court.  However, over the past few years multiple cases have held that the statute does not apply.  Josh Turner and Josh Jacobson, who have authored dueling articles discussing this issue, will debate whether  Minn. Stat § 549.191 and similar statutes should apply in federal court. 

Presenter Biographies

Josh Jacobson is a commercial litigator, appellate advocate and civil procedure geek at The Law Office of Josh Jacobson, P.A. is Minneapolis.  Josh is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Appellate Advocacy at Mitchell Hamline and writes a monthly column on federal practice for the “Notes and Trends” section of Bench & Bar of Minnesota

Josh Turner is a litigator at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. His practice includes product liability defense, commercial disputes, and appellate advocacy. Josh previously clerked on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Lavenksi R. Smith and later in the Eastern District of Arkansas for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes. In addition to his litigation practice, Josh teaches Appellate Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

This event is free to attend, and will take place on Zoom. The link will be provided in your confirmation email.

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Contact Information:
Name: Allison Burke
Email: allison.burke@mitchellhamline.edu

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