Bubalo Goode PLC News

Bubalo Goode PLC receives ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers publication.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (November 5, 2014) – Bubalo Goode PLC has received a fifth-consecutive ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication.  This is also the fifth year the publication has announced “Best Law Firms” rankings.  The law firm concentrates on protecting the rights of injured individuals in complex cases involving dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, faulty products, and nursing home neglect.  It has been selected as a Metropolitan Tier 2 ranking in Louisville in the area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs. Read More

Attorney Kate Dunnington of Becker Law Office is admitted to the Bar of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana State Bar Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (November 12, 2014)  – The partners and attorneys of Becker Law Office are pleased to announce that attorney Kate Dunnington has recently passed all requirements for admission to the Bar of the Indiana Supreme Court.  Dunnington has also become a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.  A swearing-in ceremony was held on October 6 for the organization’s newest members.  An Elizabethtown native, Dunnington is a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law and has been an attorney with Becker Law Office since 2013. Read More

mag-coverAttorney Gregory Bubalo Featured in Trial Magazine

Attorney Gregory Bubalo authored a recent article entitled, “Maneuvering in the Preemption Maze” that was featured in the November 2014 Trial Magazine. This article focuses on the trail of problems left for plaintiff attorneys bringing medical device cases after the 2008 Supreme Court decision. It shows the importance of prepping for the defense’s motion to dismiss before you even file the complaint.
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Bubalo/Becker Team Participates in Breast Cancer Walk

Congratulations to the Bubalo/Becker team which participated this past Sunday in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held on the Louisville Waterfront. This marks the fifth year our firm has participated in the Walk and our team is on track to contribute its largest team donation ever!  Read More

Attorney Wins $3 Million Case For Man Struck By A Police Officer

Attorney Chris Goode recently appeared on WLEX-TV (NBC) news to discuss a case he won in 2008 in which a Lexington police officer hit a man on a scooter with his cruiser. Upon investigating, the city claimed the officer was not at fault, but settled quickly for $3 million.  Click to Watch the Video.

Article published by Chris Goode

An article entitled “A Fresh Look at Premises Liability Claims” written by Christopher W. Goode appeared in the March/April issue of the Kentucky Justice Association publication The AdvocateClick here to view a pdf of the article.

Bubalo Goode Names New Partner

Bubalo Goode PLC announced the election of Christopher W. Goode as a partner. He will split his time between the Louisville and Lexington offices where he practices in the areas of personal injury and products liability litigation. Goode currently serves as Chair of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission. He will begin his term as President of the Fayette County Bar Association in May, 2011.

Goode earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from DePaul University. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky and before the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the Southern District of Indiana and the Northern District of Illinois; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Kentucky, Louisville and Fayette County Bar Associations, American Association for Justice (AAJ), Kentucky Justice Association. Goode is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Goode is a Founding Fellow of the Fayette County Bar Foundation and a past President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Fayette County Bar Association. In 2005, Mr. Goode received the Fayette County Outstanding Young Lawyer award.

Along with his wife, Goode is very active in community outreach and service projects. He also plays trumpet with various music groups in Lexington and the surrounding communities.

Bubalo Goode PLC is a law firm concentrating in lawsuits and jury trials to protect individuals and small businesses against insurance companies or large corporations. The firm represents those injured by the side effects of prescription drugs, defects in manufactured products, motor vehicle collisions, breach of contract, consumer and business disputes and other types of damage caused by the wrongs of others. The firm has a national practice with lawyers appearing in many states, and maintains offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Additional information can be found at BubaloLaw.com


Family gets $900,000 settlement in son’s death

By Libby Keeling
June 29, 2005

The family of Johnathon Elder – a 6-year-old boy who died in Evansville after allegedly receiving negligent care at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital – has received a $900,000 settlement, according to his parents’ lawyers.

Family of 6-year-old gets $900K settlement

Attorneys claim ER doctor was negligent

TELL CITY – A Kentucky family, whose 6-year-old son allegedly died from negligent care from an emergency-room physician contracted to work at Perry County Memorial Hospital, will receive $900,000 under terms of a settlement, the family’s attorneys said last week.

Lawyers want Kentucky cases tried in state courts

By Kay Stewart
The Courier-Journal

Lawyers who filed suits against Vioxx- maker Merck in Kentucky said yesterday they will fight to have the cases decided by local juries. One attorney said a New Jersey jury’s verdict in favor of Merck yesterday may have partly reflected the location of the company’s headquarters in the state. “It’s like real estate — location, location, location,” said Al Hollon,a former commonwealth’s attorney in Perry County who has filed 75 suits over Vioxx in Perry and Clay counties. Read the full article here.

$3 Million Jury Verdict on Fen-Phen Case

Oct. 22, 2008 — A New Jersey jury ruled that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which set aside more than $21 billion to resolve lawsuits over the fen-phen diet drug combination, must pay $3 million to a 60 year old woman who contracted a lung-destroying disease from the diet drugs

Jurors in Bergen County Superior Court deliberated about two hours before finding that Wyeth’s Pondimin drug was a cause of Gloria Stribling’s primary pulmonary hypertension. The trial loss was Wyeth’s first in four years in a case involving the often-fatal illness.

Attorney Gregory Bubalo was among the team of attorneys, including James Sill and Bill Medley, litigating this case.

James Sill, one of the Oklahoma City-based lawyers who represented Stribling, said in an interview after the eight-member jury returned its verdict. “The jury has spoken loud and clear that Wyeth ignored warning signs about this drug,”

The ruling comes as Madison, New Jersey-based Wyeth seeks to wrap up more than a decade of litigation over fen-phen, which combined the company’s Pondimin and Redux with the generic phentermine. Users took the drugs to suppress their appetites.

More than 6 million prescriptions were written for the diet combination before Wyeth pulled the drugs off the market in 1997 after researchers linked the treatment to heart damage and PPH.

Wyeth sought to resolve most fen-phen users’ claims through a $3.75 billion national settlement program. The accord didn’t cover people stricken with the fatal lung disease.

Bubalo Goode is one of the very few law firms across the country who actually take PPH cases to trial on behalf of their clients.

Trial Magazine Article

Generic Reglan Manufacturers Can Be Held Liable
In an article published in the June 2010 issue of Trial (see link below for pdf), Greg Bubalo, Steve Rotman and Kim Dougherty discuss the issues involved in obtaining judgment against manufacturers of generic drugs, especially Reglan. You can click here to download a reprint of the Trial Magazine article regarding Reglan in its generic form using this link.