Patrick S. Nolan, Partner

Published Decisions

  • Toomey v. MillerCoors LLC, 86 F.Supp.3d 202 (E.D.N.Y. 2015)(dismissing plaintiff's personal injury claim after excluding plaintiff's primary liability expert under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals).
  • Hansen v. Texas Roadhouse, Inc., 2013 WI App 2, 345 Wis.2d 669, 827 N.W.2d 99 (striking plaintiff’s award for punitive damages and emotional distress damages as a remedy for a breach of contract claim).
  • Cook v. MillerCoors LLC, 872 F.Supp.2d 1346 (M.D. Fla.2012)(granting motion to dismiss plaintiff’s personal injury claim allegedly arising out of tortfeasor’s consumption of caffeinated alcohol beverage product).
  • Estate of Grochowske v. Romey, 2012 WI App 41, 340 Wis.2d 611, 813 N.W.2d 687 (affirming dismissal of product liability claim against aviation component manufacturer under GARA statute of repose for alleged inadequate instructions in product’s accompanying operator’s manual).
  • Bennett v. MillerCoors LLC, 838 F.Supp.2d 470 (M.D. La. 2011)(granting summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s product defect claim based upon his failure to identify any admissible evidence to support his claims).
  • Haney v. Eaton Electrical, Inc., 528 F.Supp.2d 1262 (N.D. Ala. 2007)(granting summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s product liability claim after excluding plaintiff’s sole liability expert under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals).
  • Johnson v. Manitowoc Boom Trucks, Inc., 484 F.3d 426 (6th Cir. 2007) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s product defect claim after exclusion of plaintiff’s primary liability expert under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals).
  • Cowley v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., 476 F.Supp.2d 1053 (W.D. Wis. 2007) (granting summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s failure to warn claim for pharmaceutical product based upon causation and learned intermediary grounds).
  • Miller Brewing Company v. ACE U.S. Holdings, Inc., 391 F.Supp.2d 735 (E.D. Wis. 2005)(defeating motion to dismiss insurance coverage claim filed by insurers based upon doctrines of abstention and forum non-conveniens).
  • Mikula v. Miller Brewing Co., 2005 WI App 92, 281 Wis.2d 712, 701 N.W. 2d 613 (finding coverage under various additional insured endorsements and indemnity agreements for serious personal injury lawsuit arising out of construction project on client’s premises).
  • Barnes v. Kerr Corp., 418 F.3d 583 (6th Cir. 2005)(affirming summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s toxic tort claim based upon absence of causation and further holding client’s warnings were adequate as a matter of law).
  • Gasper v. Parbs, 2001 WI App 259, 249 Wis.2d 106, 637 N.W.2d 399 (clarifying the required proof for a statutory double damages claim).
  • Sybron Transition Corporation v. Security Insurance of Hartford, 258 F.3d 595 (7th Cir. 2001)(determining proper allocation of insurance coverage under New York law for long tail asbestos exposure claim).
  • Stauss v. Oconomowoc Residential Programs, 2000 WI App. 269, 240 Wis. 2d 265, 621 N.W. 2d 917 (reversing multi-million dollar judgment against client based upon defective verdict question).
  • Steffen v. Luecht, 2000 WI App. 56, 233 Wis. 2d 475, 608 N.W. 2d 713 (affirming dismissal of wrongful death claim based upon public policy grounds).