National Law Journal, “Verdict of the Week,” Dec. 5, 2001
A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Second Ed., 2017
“Eat, Drink, but Be Wary: Plaintiffs’ New Attack on Chemicals in the Food Chain,” In-House Defense Quarterly, Defense Research Institute, Winter 2014
“Eat, Drink, but Be Wary: Plaintiffs’ New Attack on Chemicals in the Food Chain,” DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar, February 2014
“Environmental Law, Future Regulatory Policies and Law on Going Green,” The Missouri Bar, September 2009
Speaker, “Medical Monitoring,” Defense Research Institute, 2004
Adam serves as national coordinating counsel for a Fortune 100 client defending public nuisance cases brought by several states and multiple municipalities along the west coast of the United States and elsewhere. These claims arise out of the environmental presence of PCBs in streams, sediments, waste water and MS4 conveyance systems.
Participated in the trial teams that obtained multiple defense verdicts in favor of Monsanto Co. in multi-plaintiff PCB/non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cases tried in state courts in Missouri and Los Angeles in May, 2014, June 2015, September 2015, and March 2016. Developed key scientific and medical defenses for this case and dozens of similar cases pending in multiple jurisdictions.
Obtained a defense verdict for Monsanto Co. in the first-ever PCB personal injury cases to be tried to verdict in Alabama. Verdict followed the Court’s exclusion of dismissed plaintiffs’ key medical causation witness prior to and during trial.
Defended client in federal court in San Jose, Calif., in more than 250 related lawsuits, including putative class action cases, alleging groundwater contamination arising from historical use of perchlorate. A four-week jury trial resulted in a complete defense verdict in selected bellwether cases. All remaining cases resolved favorably for the client.
Defended a cigarette manufacturer against a certified class of West Virginia smokers seeking medical monitoring for lung cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involving the use of low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans and positive electron topography in 2001. The case resulted in a defense verdict and was identified by the National Law Journal as a “verdict of the week.”
Co-tried numerous patent actions on behalf of Monsanto Co. seeking damages for the infringing uses of Monsanto’s biotechnology traits.
Defended client in more than 250 related lawsuits alleging groundwater contamination arising from the historical use of perchlorate
The law firm of Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Adam E. Miller, Capes Sokol Shareholder, has been elected to membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Membership in the IADC, a prestigious professional association established in 1920, is reserved for a… Continue Reading
Adam Miller and Capes Sokol attorneys helped secure the dismissal of claims brought by a school district in Massachusetts seeking to hold Defendants Monsanto Company, Pharmacia Corp., and Solutia, Inc. liable for the presence of PCBs that the Town of Westport claimed required a… Continue Reading
Adam E. Miller’s trial victory for Pharmacia Corporation (formerly Monsanto Company) in Dauber v. Monsanto was named among Courtroom View Network’s 2016 list of Top 10 Defense Verdicts, occupying the number 2 slot. Capes Sokol Shareholder Adam E. Miller represented Monsanto in the trial that… Continue Reading