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Johnson//Becker News

  • March 8, 2014; Tim Becker and Mike Johnson present at Mass Tort Med School, A Boot Camp for Plaintiff Attorneys; Tim and Mike are presenting on Statins (Lipitor) and Diabetes Drugs (Actos, Byetta, Januvia and Victoza).
  • March 6, 2014; Tim Becker presents at Testosterone Therapy Litigation Seminar; presented on injuries and the state of literature and pharmaceutical bias.
  • February 18, 2014; The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized the cases involving injuries from the use of Lipitor to the District of South Carolina.
  • December 3, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at Minnesota Mass Torts Confernce; presented on building a successful mass tort litigation strategy and practice.
  • October 21, 2013; Judge Anthony Battaglia in the Southern District of California appointed Mike Johnson to the Incretin Mimetics Plaintiffs' Executive Committee of MDL 2452 in re: Incretin Mimetics Products Liability Litigation.
  • October 11, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at Mass Torts Made Perfect; presented on Byetta and Januvia litigation.
  • August 1, 2013; Mike Johnson and Tim Becker were named as SuperLawyers by Minnesota Law and Politics.
  • July 24, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at the HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Incretin Mimetics – Januvia/Byetta; presented theories of liability and potential defenses.
  • July 4, 2013; Mike Johnson is again quoted in New York Times article regarding preemption of generic drug claims and a potential proposed "fix" to the problem for consumers via the FDA regulatory process.
  • July 3, 2013; Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York appointed Mike Johnson to the Mirena Plaintiffs' Steering Committee of MDL 2434: In re Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation.
  • May 29, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at the AAJ Education's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar; presented on a four person panel, Januvia and Byetta: Defendants, Product Overview, and Overview of Type II Diabetes.
  • April 11-12, 2013; Mike Johnson presents Mass Torts Made Perfect: Update on Current Cases: NuvaRing, Mirena, Propecia, Fosamax Femur, and NFL Concussion Cases; presented on Mirena IUD.
  • March 20, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at the AAJ Education's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar; presented on a four person panel, Mirena IUD Analysis: Overview and History of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs).
  • February 12, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at the AAJ Winter Convention: Litigation at Sunrise, presented Mirena IUD cases.
  • February 5, 2013; Mike Johnson presents at the AAJ Education Teleseminar: Handling Mirena IUD Litigaiton, presented product and manufacturing information.
  • November 30, 2012; Mike Johnson presents at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 12th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium: presented Aggregate Settlements (Connecting the Ethical Dots).
  • October 11, 2012; Tim Becker to provide a Propecia Litigation Update at Mass Torts Made Perfect.
  • August 1, 2012; Mike Johnson and Tim Becker were named as SuperLawyers by Minnesota Law and Politics. Stacy Hauer was named a Rising Star SuperLawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics.
  • July 31, 2012; Mike Johnson was awarded the Steven J. Sharpe Public Service Award by the American Association for Justice. The Award is presented annually to an attorney and their client whose case tells the story of American civil justice and helps educate state and national policy makers and the public about the importance of consumers’ rights.
  • June 21, 2012; Judge Gleeson in the Eastern District of New York appointed Tim Becker to the Propecia Executive Committee of MDL 2331: In re Propecia Products Liability Litigation.
  • March 28, 2012; Tim Becker speaks at Harris Martin conference in San Diego on Knee Implant litigation.
  • March 21, 2012; Mike Johnson quoted in New York Times article regarding preemption of generic drug claims.
  • February 13, 2012; Mike Johnson presents at the AAJ Winter Convention: Fighting for Justice in the Courts and Courtroom, presented on a three person panel regarding the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions, opportunities, and setbacks.
  • January 25, 2012; Mike Johnson presents at the HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Transvaginal Mesh and Actos Litigation; presented on Propeicia, Actos, and general preemption issues.
  • January 23, 2012; Mike Johnson presents at the Minnesota State Bar Association, Food, Drug, and Device Law Section: Presentation: Successful Strategies to Win or to Protect the Challenge, presented on pharmaceutical and medical device preemption.
  • December 19, 2011; Stacy Hauer was appointed Interim Lead Counsel in the transvaginal mesh cases consolidated in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • December 8, 2011; Mike Johnson presents at the Louisiana Bar Association Mass Tort Symposium on generic drug litigation following the Mensing decision.
  • November 30, 2011; Mike Johnson Chairs Harris Martin conference in Savannah, Georgia on Actos litigation.
  • November 30, 2011; Tim Becker presenting at Harris Martin seminar in Savannah, Georgia on the Status of the Zimmer knee litigation.