Carl J. Summers

Carl J. Summers

As a member of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice, C.J.’s practice focuses on insurance bad faith, products liability, federal preemption, and punitive and other non-economic damages, with a particular focus on cases that require the presentation of complex medical or scientific information.  C.J. regularly represents clients in the US Supreme Court, the various US Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts and has argued in the Seventh Circuit, the New York Appellate Division, and several federal and state trial courts.  In addition to his appellate work, C.J. regularly works closely with trial counsel to present and preserve issues for appellate review.

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Mayer Brown Submits Amicus Brief For Chamber Of Commerce, American Tort Reform Association, And American Insurance Association In Eighth Circuit Appeal Involving Proper Application Of Punitive Damages Guideposts

Car insuranceSeemingly minor legal issues sometimes can have a surprisingly significant effect. That is particularly true with the ratio guidepost because the effect of any dispute about the guidepost’s application is literally multiplied. We recently filed an amicus brief on behalf …

Mayer Brown Submits Amicus Brief For Chamber Of Commerce In Tenth Circuit Appeal Involving Excessive Punitive Damages

US-CourtOfAppeals-10thCircuit-SealAlthough the Supreme Court’s modern due process cases have given lower courts a framework for deciding whether an award of punitive damages is excessive, some lower courts have been misapplying the Supreme Court’s guidance, refusing to disturb (or inadequately reducing) …

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