Thank you to Chambers & Partners for our 2023 rankings, which includes two brand-new nationwide practice group rankings in the ERISA plaintiffs and Product Liability litigation categories. Having our lawyers and practice groups recognized by Chambers reflects how much we care about our clients and how hard we work to achieve successful outcomes for them.
We are grateful to all the clients and counsel (co-counsel as well as referring counsel) who took the time to participate in the process. Your time is valuable and we take that seriously. We appreciate you.
For a detailed overview of this year’s rankings, please visit here.
In a win for injured soldiers, a federal judge on Friday dismissed the bankruptcy of 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies, which was attempting to use its protections to permanently resolve 260,000 lawsuits alleging that 3M military earplugs caused hearing loss for veterans and U.S. service members. This new ruling upends 3M’s litigation strategy to resolve mass tort claims in bankruptcy, which would have circumvented the ability of plaintiffs to have their cases heard by a jury of their peers as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Brian Glasser and Bailey & Glasser, LLP helped get this mass tort bankruptcy dismissed.
“The soldiers who used 3M earplugs deserve to the chance to hold 3M accountable before a jury of their peers,” said founding partner Brian Glasser. “3M and Aearo have no special right to put veterans in a bankruptcy box, and now can face these claims in front of juries around the nation.”
Additional Bailey Glasser lawyers working on this matter include partners Cary Joshi, David Selby, Katherine E. Charonko, and Todd Mathews.
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Partners Katherine E. Charonko and Sharon Iskra spoke at the 65th Annual West Virginia Association for Justice Convention and Seminar on June 1-2nd in Charleston, WV. The WVAJ and its members are committed to protecting access to the West Virginia state and federal courts, the civil justice system, and the 7th Amendment right to a jury trial.
Kate Charonko, the head of our ESI & Technology practice group, was a panelist in the session titled “Electronic Information Technology: E-Discovery Planning, Data Collection, Production, Authentication, and Other Information to Get What You Need & Build Your Case.” Sharon Iskra, who heads Bailey Glasser’s Institutional Abuse & Neglect team was a panelist in the session titled “Human Rights Law: The Hot Topics and Trends You Need to Know.”