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Robert Bennett And Ryan Vettleson Settle Police Misconduct Case For 450000

G|B|B|S Partners Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson recently settled a civil rights case where a Brooklyn Center Police Officer pushed down the 60-year old, 100-pound plaintiff (who was on crutches), severely breaking her wrist in several places. The case, entitled Warner v. Valleau, involved an officer who responded to a call from the plaintiff to […]

Gbbs Wins Summary Judgement In Coverage Dispute

G|B|B|S attorneys Tim Schupp, Rob Vaccaro, and Nick Rogers won summary judgment in a coverage dispute involving a real estate closing company and its principal’s claim for insurance proceeds stemming from failures to identify a mortgage in connection with the sale of title insurance policies to a group of homeowners. The court specifically held two […]

Gbbs Settles Local Attorneys Unlawful Arrest Case For 325000

Attorneys Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel, and Jeffrey Storms recently obtained a total settlement in the amount of $325,000 on behalf of a local attorney, who was unlawfully arrested by a Bloomington police officer. The arrest was preceded by a baseless allegation made by a manager at Pawn America that the attorney/plaintiff had sold and was […]

Eight Gbbs Attorneys Recognized As Super Lawyers Rising Stars

G|B|B|S is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected as ”Super Lawyers” for 2011: Robert Bennett, Andrew Birrell, Timothy Schupp, William Tipping, and Eric Newmark. Timothy Schupp was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the third time. The Minnesota Super Lawyers list will be published by Twin Cities Business and Mpls. […]

Ryan Vettleson Andrew Noel And Eric Newark Present Cle On Police Misconduct To Hennepin County Public Defenders

G|B|B|S partners Ryan Vettleson, Andrew Noel, and Eric Newmark presented a CLE to the Hennepin County Public Defenders. The CLE, entitled, “Spotting and Benefitting from Police Misconduct,” was a practical guide for public defenders. As the name implies, the course provided tips for identifying police misconduct, such as looking for the presence of key words […]

Gbbs Partner Ryan Vettleson Settles Police Misconduct Case Against Minneapolis Police Officer For 90000

The case, entitled Graves v. Lanasa, involved a young man who was outside of a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis when the defendant police officer approached him, punched him in the face, and rendered him unconscious with a neck restraint. According to the plaintiff and two witnesses, the plaintiff had done nothing wrong and held his […]

Gbbs Recognized By National Publications As Top Minnesota Law Firm For Defendants And Plaintiffs

G|B|B|S (as Flynn, Gaskins & Bennett) was recently named a Minnesota First Tier Personal Injury Litigation Defense Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in the 2011 – 2012 Edition of Best Law Firms. G|B|B|S was also recently named by Benchmark Plaintiff as one of only six “Highly Recommended” local litigation firms. That publication also […]

Gbbs Partners Robert Bennett And Ryan Vettleson Settle Flash Bang Grenade Police Brutality Case Against Minneapolis For 1 Million Dollars

The case, entitled Russell v. Taylor, involved a botched drug raid in 2010 in which the Minneapolis officer threw a “flash-bang” grenade while executing a warrant. The officers’ request for a “no-knock” warrant was denied, so the officers were required to announce their presence. Nevertheless, the officers improperly broke the door down without announcing their […]

Andrew Birrell And Jeff Storms Obtain Dismissal In Federal Civil Rico Action

Ritchie Capital Mgmt. v. Jeffries, several investment funds, who loaned money to companies owned by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters, brought an action alleging that the chief executive officers of Polaroid Corporation (Mary Jeffries) and Petters Capital, LLC engaged in illegal conduct that deprived the funds of an alleged security interest in Polaroid. Attorneys Birrell and […]

Seven Gbbs Attorneys Recognized As Super Lawyers Rising Stars

GBBS is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected as “Super Lawyers” for 2015:  Steve Gaskins, Robert Bennett, Andrew Birrell and Timothy Schupp.  Additionally, GBBS attorneys Andrew Noel, Ryan Vettleson and Katie Bennett have been listed as “Rising Stars” for 2015. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, selects a list of outstanding […]