November 2021 E-News
Burg Simpson Fights for Justice Following Sun Beam Product Explosion
Burg Simpson’s founding shareholder Michael Burg has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client citing an incident where her Sunbeam Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker exploded. The product malfunction occurred in June 2019 when the lid suddenly became unattached, and the client was sprayed with the scalding hot contents within the pressure cooker. The explosion caused second-degree and third-degree burns on her face, chest, and arms.
Since 2017, federal safety officials have reported approximately 100 incidents of consumers who suffered from severe burns when using Sunbeam’s Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers. Sunbeam was aware of the problem, and while they responded to many of the complaints, they did nothing to warn consumers.
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Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert, and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach, and abuse, Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades. Under Burg’s leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 70 attorneys across seven states. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.
Burg Simpson Presents at the 2021 Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference
The fall session of the bi-annual Mass Torts Made Perfect conference was recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every year, the forum welcomes experienced trial attorneys from across the country who are looking for the inside scoop on mass tort cases. The event is designed for plaintiff attorneys to connect, network, and learn more about the top mass tort and class action lawsuits. The conference also hosts a series of webinars throughout the year to cover essential topics for attorneys and legal professionals working in the area of plaintiff mass torts and class actions.
Burg Simpson shareholder Seth A. Katz joined the MTMP conference again this year as one of the event’s esteemed speakers. Mr. Katz is a preferred shareholder at Burg Simpson and the practice group leader of the firm’s Mass Tort Department.
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Seth Katz focuses his legal practice primarily on complex and class action litigation and represents aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners. Mr. Katz handles pharmaceutical mass tort litigation on behalf of those injured as a result of their ingestion of prescription medications and the implantation of medical devices. Under his leadership, Burg Simpson’s Mass Tort Department has achieved National Tier 1, the highest-ranking available, by Best Law Firms in America®, and U.S. News and World Report.
Shareholder Peter S. Burg’s Commitment to Positive Change
Peter W. Burg, one of the Burg Simpson’s founding shareholders, was recently featured in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) monthly newsletter for his ongoing support of the organization. The ADL was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias curricula for students, countering cyber-hate, and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.
The ADL Mountain States Region interviewed Peter Burg about his work as a member of the ADL board, his role models, and his advice for others committed to positive change.
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Peter W. Burg is one of America’s leading trial lawyers and one of the country’s foremost legal experts handling claims for persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. Mr. Burg has received national recognition by his peers as a Super Lawyer® and a Best Lawyer in America®.
Law Week Colorado Introduces Trial Lawyer Edison McDaniels
Law Week Colorado’s new 5Q section introduces a way for those in the local legal community to get more acquainted with their colleagues. Readers will discover insights into the profession while learning more about the people behind the practice.
Mr. Edison McDaniels, a trial lawyer with the award-winning Construction Defect Department at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently submitted his thoughts to the publication, and he has been highlighted in Law Week Colorado’s new 5Q section.
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