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Nilan Johnson Lewis Honored by Twin Cities Business

Nilan Johnson Lewis a “2011 Small Business Success Story,” Says Twin Cities Business Every year, Twin Cities Business recognizes small business success stories in Minnesota. This year, Nilan Johnson Lewis, PA (NJL) has been selected for that honor.  Our firm will be featured for its “accomplishments and milestones” in the January 2012 issue of Twin […] More >

William Hittler Spotlighted in Bar Talk Article on Page Education Foundation

William Hittler, a founding shareholder of Nilan Johnson Lewis and health care practice group attorney, was featured in the December 21st issue of Bar Talk, the award-winning newsletter of the Federal Bar Association’s Minnesota Chapter.  The article, “Lawyers Expand the Diversity Pipeline,” chronicles the history and growth of the Page Education Foundation, established in 1988 […] More >

OSHA Issues New Directive Regarding Investigations of Alleged Workplace Violence

By:  Sheila T. Kerwin and Lisa M. Schmid On September 8, 2011, OSHA issued a compliance directive addressing investigations of alleged incidents of workplace violence. (OSHA Directive Number CPL 02-01-052.)  The directive establishes OSHA’s general enforcement policies and procedures for field officers to utilize when conducting inspections and issuing citations related to workplace violence.  The […] More >

Target Corporation Honors Nilan Johnson Lewis with Outstanding Law Firm Award

At an October 25 reception, Target Corporation recognized Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) and its labor and employment practice group with the Outstanding Law Firm Award, a first-ever accolade given by the Fortune 500 retailer.  Chosen from a host of distinguished outside legal counsel teams who work with Target’s Labor and Employee Relations Team, NJL received […] More >

National Law Journal Conducts Q&A with Sandra Jezierski About Risks Associated with Employee Use of Social Media

Using social media as a forum for posting gossip is not new.  However, a new web service, OfficeLeaks, is now providing a virtual forum for posting workplace gossip.  OfficeLeaks promises its users anonymity, but in a recent Q&A with The National Law Journal, Nilan Johnson Lewis shareholder, Sandra Jezierski, disputes the promise of anonymity and […] More >

PLIVA V. MENSING–Supreme Court Determines Failure to Warn Claims Against Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Preempted Under Ferderal Law

On June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, No. 09-993, 564 U.S. ___ (2011), which effectively eliminates claims against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers for failing to provide adequate warnings required by state law.  In Mensing, the plaintiffs alleged that the manufacturers of generic metoclopramide, a drug used […] More >

Defense Verdict for Johnson & Johnson in Antibiotic Case

The Nilan Johnson Lewis team, led by shareholder Tracy J. Van Steenburgh, helped secure a defense verdict in Minnesota federal court on June 17, 2011, for Defendants Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson in a case involving the companies’ antibiotic Levaquin®.  Plaintiff Calvin Christensen said he ruptured his right Achilles tendon after taking Levaquin […] More >