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Oil Rig Death in Gillette, Wyoming

Jul 2016 15

An oilfield worker was killed on an oil rig near Gillette, Wyoming on July 7, 2016. According to investigators, the derrick on an Anschutz Company well site moved unexpectedly, and struck and killed 25 year-old Joshua Adams. Mr. Adams was working for…

Corporate Coverup of Cancer-causing Chemicals

Jul 2016 07

July 11, 2016 UPDATE: In the punitive damages phase of the trial, the jury awarded an additional $500,000 against DuPont based on its actual malice in continuing to dump chemicals into the Ohio River even after it had become aware of its cancer-causing…

Three Workers Burned and Two Killed in Separate Oilfield Tragedies

Jul 2016 04

Three workers were burned and one was killed when a well site operated by XTO Energy exploded, engulfing the rig and the workers in a devastating fire. The explosion occurred on June 18, 2016 at the XTO well site outside of Watford City, North Dakota.

Trademark Protection for Disparaging Names Still in Question

Jun 2016 29

Federal law places certain limits on the types of words, phrases, or symbols that may be registered as trademarks. This limitation was recently used to cancel the “Redskins" federal trademark registration. The United States Court of Appeals for the…

Bob Schuster Wins Largest Personal Injury Settlement in North Dakota History

Jun 2016 18

After three years of litigation, Bob Schuster settled the case of a Bakken oil field worker injury in North Dakota for $20,000,000, as reported in pleadings filed in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In October, 2011, a tanker truck driver suffered…

Successful Trademark Infringement Case

Jun 2014 30

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…

What Do The Redskins Trademark Cancellations Really Mean?

Jun 2014 23

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.”

Website Protected From Copyright Charges

Apr 2013 26

Robert P. Schuster, P.C., successfully defended a health and nutrition website from charges that its content violated copyright and trademark laws.

Smith Families Demand Safety Changes at Encana

Feb 2013 13

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…

Schuster Obtains Largest Wrongful Death Settlement in Wyoming History

Jan 2013 07

Robert P. Schuster represented the families of Tony and Deaun Smith who were killed in a totally preventable truck collision in Fremont County, Wyoming.