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Schuster Wins Largest Injury Settlement In ND

In October, 2011, a tanker truck driver working in the Bakken suffered severe burns over more than 30% of his body when a water tank at a gas processing plant exploded into a massive fireball. The burns left the driver permanently disfigured and totally disabled from future employment. After three years of litigation, as reported … Continued

Successful Trademark Infringement Case

Bob Schuster and Brad Booke, along with Kris Koski of Cheyenne, Wyoming, have just successfully completed their representation of a Jackson, Wyoming restaurant known as “Bon Appe Thai,” in a federal court trademark infringement action against a Salt Lake City company that operated a restaurant using the name “Bon Appe-Thai.” The Jackson restaurant has been in business … Continued

What Do The Redskins Trademark Cancellations Mean?

Brief On June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations owned by Washington D.C.’s National Football League franchise, because they use the word “Redskins.” The Trademark Office action was based on its finding that the word “Redskins” is disparaging to Native Americans — and the federal trademark law, called the … Continued

Website Protected From Copyright Charges

Robert P. Schuster, P.C., successfully defended a health and nutrition website from charges that its content violated copyright and trademark laws. The website—nationally prominent for its discussion of health and nutrition issues—included explanations of what has become known as the biologic theory of ionization (RBTI). That theory was developed in the past century by a … Continued

Smith Families Demand Safety Changes At Encana

The families of Tony and Deaun Smith have written the presidents of Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. and Encana Corporation, asking each of them to institute company safety changes to protect the public from future trucking tragedies such as the collision that killed Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were killed on … Continued

Schuster Obtains Largest WY Wrongful Death Settlement

Robert P. Schuster represented the families of Tony and Deaun Smith who were killed in a totally preventable truck collision in Fremont County, Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were stopped on a highway in their PT Cruiser—having been flagged down at a highway construction project. An Encana Oil & Gas (USA) truck collided into the … Continued

Husband Killed In Gas Rig Explosion

The widow of Kyle L. Rooke filed a wrongful death case over an explosion at a gas drilling outside Pinedale. Mr. Rooke was severely burned and was pronounced dead at the rig site by the EMT’s who responded to the explosion. The suit was filed in the United States District Court in Cheyenne by her … Continued

$5M Discovery Sanction Leveled Against Figaro USA

The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois has sanctioned defendants in a product liability case for egregious and intentional discovery violations. The case—Ainsworth v. Figaro Engineering Company et al—involves the failure of a carbon monoxide sensor which resulted in a young boy being gassed by carbon monoxide. He has been diagnosed with serious brain injury. … Continued

Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Honors Bob Schuster

The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association honored Bob Schuster with its Distinguished Achievement Award in 2012. In presenting the award, the Association President, Rob Shively, said “If you’ve ever worked with him, you know that there is nothing left undone that can be done for his clients. He is utterly committed.” Schuster was only the ninth … Continued

Schuster Participates In White Collar Crime College

Bob Schuster participated in the White Collar Criminal Defense College conducted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Stetson University College of Law in 2013. The College is convened yearly to explore the most recent developments in white collar criminal defense and is held at the campus of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Issues of focus … Continued