HKM Secures Summary Judgment on Behalf of Its Client

HKM attorneys Casey B. Suszynski and Kyle Koebele recently obtained a favorable ruling on behalf its client, an actuarial firm that values pension assets for divorcing couples. The court granted HKM’s motion for summary judgment, ruling the plaintiff failed to introduce any evidence supporting one of the elements of his claim.

The case involved an individual who alleged the actuary he used to value marital assets during the settlement of a divorce undervalued a retirement pension plan. HKM brought a motion for summary judgment, arguing there was no proof in the record that would establish facts essential to an essential element of the plaintiff’s claim. The court agreed, finding plaintiff and his experts failed to introduce any evidence to support the reasonableness of the manner in which the plaintiff relied on the actuary’s valuation, and granted summary judgment in favor of HKM’s client.

Casey B. SuszynskiCasey B. Suszynski is an attorney in HKM’s Civil Litigation Group, focusing her practice primarily on products liability, insurance law, and civil litigation. She also has experience in business law, malpractice claims, negotiations, property disputes, construction defect cases, and collections. Casey is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court of Minnesota and the U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts.

Kyle KoebeleKyle Koebele is also an attorney in HKM’s Civil Litigation Group.  He focuses his practice on products liability defense, commercial litigation and insurance related litigation.   He is licensed in Wisconsin state courts.