Casey Beckett is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group, serving clients in complex commercial disputes. He represents clients ranging from small business owners to large corporations throughout all stages of litigation. Casey has experience asserting and defending antitrust, RICO, false-advertising, tortious-interference, fraud, and other types of business-tort claims, including class-action lawsuits as well as in product-liability litigation. Casey also has a broad range of experience representing clients in commercial disputes, including breach-of-contract claims, covenants not to compete, and intellectual property matters. Casey also regularly counsels clients on matters involving antitrust issues. Before joining Maslon, Casey practiced at a large private law firm.

Casey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Carleton College and attended the School for International Training in Bolivia. Casey is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Minnesota, the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits.

Selected Experience

  • Representing closely-held corporation in commercial dispute, asserting fraud and tortious-interference claims, and defending against breach-of-contract and other claims.
  • Asserted breach of contract, breach of loyalty, and other claims on behalf of spinal-implant manufacturer against a competitor and former sales representatives.
  • Defended pelvic-mesh manufacturer in consolidated state-court action, involving thousands of plaintiffs alleging multiple tort theories.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 100 electronics retailer in a class-action lawsuit alleging RICO violations in connection with the marketing of a consumer-electronic product manufactured and sold under the retailer's owned brand. Obtained dismissal and awarded over $50,000 in attorneys' fees for plaintiff's discovery violations.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 100 electronics retailer in a class-action lawsuit alleging false-advertising and breach-of-contract claims based on representations regarding battery life of laptop computers.
  • Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with contract claim brought by client's competitor that arose from competitor's failed launch of a competing credit-card loyalty program.
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 50 Health Insurance Company in an antitrust lawsuit involving alleged price-fixing and fraud related to prescription drug reimbursement under the federal Medicare Part D program. Plaintiff sought damages exceeding $1 billion and permanent injunctive relief. Obtained summary judgment on all claims on
    January 16, 2009.
  • Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with contract claim brought by client's competitor that arose from competitor's failed launch of a competing credit-card loyalty program.

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

Casey represents immigration clients on a pro bono basis and has helped victims of political persecution and human trafficking gain U.S. residency.

Publications

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"Class Certification Conflicts: Comcast v. Behrend," Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Winter 2014 Newsletter
"In re E-Books Antitrust Litigation: Kicking the Tires of a Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracy Theory," ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Spring 2012)

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013-2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2007
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2007
  • W.D. Wisconsin, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit, 2011
  • Eleventh Circuit, 2011
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
Carleton College
B.A., cum laude, 2001
Major: History
Notable

CASEY WAS RECOGNIZED AS A 2016 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION.

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