Win for J&J in Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial
Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. - Johnson & Johnson, led by Christy Jones of Butler Snow, won the first bellwether case against it in the multidistrict litigation over alleged transvaginal mesh injuries, in a roughly five-day trial that concluded when a West Virginia federal judge granted the defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law. The district judge dismissed the case of a Texas resident who claimed the Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) was defectively designed after failing to prove a defect that caused her alleged injuries.
The trial team included: Christy Jones (Lead counsel), David Thomas (local counsel from Thomas, Combs, and Spann), and Butler Snow attorneys Burt Snell, Chad Hutchinson, Michael Brown, Andy Snowden, and Paul Rosenblatt. We had a tremendous amount of support from our motions team (Donna Jacobs, Susanna Moldoveanu, and Luther Munford) and paralegals (Bonnie Tuten, Diane Wigley, and Brian Brown).
Team Leads Financing for Industry Office Denver
Butler Snow attorneys recently represented Industry Office Denver
, a Colorado-based investment group and its affiliates, in the context of a mixed-use commercial facility in a historically underdeveloped, north Denver neighborhood. The project is an open planned business space that will serve as home to a number of technologically-oriented and service-based companies. The Butler Snow team led the participants in financing, which incorporated a new markets tax credit subsidiary into a complex capital structure including: private equity, private debt and governmentally subsidized debt. Butler Snow was honored to provide legal analysis at critical points in the development timeline, and thus facilitate the redevelopment of an important downtown neighborhood.