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Tim Hasken focuses his practice on product liability, negligence, and consumer class action defense.  He has defended numerous pharmaceutical manufacturers, motor vehicle companies, and equipment manufacturers in venues across the country.

Mr. Hasken takes an active role in developing case resolution strategy and defense themes. He takes the lead on complex dispositive motion brief writing. He has taken party depositions, defended client depositions, and worked closely with diverse experts to advance defense themes.

Mr. Hasken also has experience handling consumer finance and product liability related appeals.  He has handled appeals in several federal and state appellate courts, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Illinois Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hasken served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court.  He received his law degree from the University of Iowa, graduating with highest distinction and as a member of the Order of the Coif. 

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Truman State University, Greek Life Endowed Scholarship Steering Committee
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Defended pharmaceutical company in consumer fraud class action concerning the sale of talc-based baby powder and obtained dismissal of the Complaint with prejudice.
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in nationwide consumer fraud class actions concerning the design, packaging, marketing, and sale of prescription glaucoma drugs and obtained dismissal of the Complaint with prejudice.
  • Represented professional hockey clubs for discovery purposes in multi-district class action litigation concerning failure to warn of long-term risks of concussions while playing hockey.   
  • Regularly defends rental car company in wrongful death, negligence, and product claims, including obtaining summary judgment in a wrongful death case in California state court.
  • Regularly defends do-it-yourself truck rental company in wrongful death, negligence, and product liability claims.  
  • Obtained reversal of intermediate appellate court ruling holding rental car company had unlimited financial responsibility for judgments entered against drivers of its vehicles under Illinois law because it self-insured its liabilities.    
  • Successfully briefed and argued issue of first impression convincing a majority of a Seventh Circuit panel that a judgment of foreclosure entered pursuant to the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law was not appealable under the final judgment rule or any exception to that rule.

 

Publications

  • "What Are the Effects of Dart Cherokee on Eighth Circuit Removal Practice?," American Bar Association Litigation Section Newsletter, November 30, 2015
  • "A Duty to Kiss and Tell? Examining the Uncomfortable Relationship Between Negligence and the Transmission of HPV," Iowa Law Review, 2010