- Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
- Business Litigation
- Consumer Fraud Litigation
- Higher Education
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|University ||University of Illinois, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2001; Order of the Coif|
|Law School||University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2004; University of Illinois Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor|
|Admitted||2004, Illinois; 2008, Missouri; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2009, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2011, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri|
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Health Lawyers Association, Liability & Litigation Practice Group, 2014-2015
•The Missouri Bar
A member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals group, Kyle represents clients in complex individual and class action disputes across the country, focusing heavily on business torts and other commercial issues, consumer fraud claims, securities fraud and related professional negligence claims, and employment cases. In addition to his work for healthcare-industry clients, Kyle devotes a substantial part of his practice to representing private sector colleges in a range of matters, including class action cases and claims brought under the False Claims Act.
Kyle's recent work includes:
•On behalf of a pharmacy benefit management company, he defeated pharmacy's application for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt the pharmacy's termination from the client's network.
Defeated class certification in a consumer fraud case brought against a major post-secondary education provider.
Defense awards in several arbitrations brought against private-sector career college clients.
The Hon. Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004-2005
Defeated compounding pharmacy's request for an injunction seeking to stop client, a pharmacy benefit manager, from terminating the pharmacy from the client's network for various contractual violations.
•Defeated class certification in a consumer fraud case against a national postsecondary education provider. Case was pending in Madison County, Ill., and involved claims under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act and the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act by failing to provide accurate information to prospective students over a seven-year period. Plaintiffs demanded $20 million to settle. State appeals court held that class certification was improper.
•Obtained complete defense award in an arbitration brought against a private-sector college client for claims of fraud and breach of contract. Shortly thereafter, obtained dismissal of a similar claim pending in a different arbitration proceeding on the eve of a scheduled hearing. These outcomes led to favorable settlements of over a dozen additional claims in arbitrations which were set for hearings over the following a six-week period.
•Member of a trial team that defended private sector college against consumer fraud claims in a five-week trial in Clay County, Mo. The plaintiffs, five former students of client's school, sought more than $10 million in damages and $3 million in attorneys' fees. After less than one full day of deliberation, jury returned a complete defense verdict on four plaintiffs and awarded the fifth damages of under $8,000. Trial court denied plaintiffs' counsel's request for fees. Result was affirmed on appeal.
•Lead defense counsel for private sector college in an arbitration involving allegations of disability discrimination and fraud. Claimant sought several million dollars. Arbitrator returned a complete defense award.
•Pro bono counsel for disabled individual and his legal guardians in an effort to obtain assisted-living and therapy benefits under the Medicaid waiver program. After filing administration action and conducting discovery, matter settled with the client receiving the complete requested benefits under the program.
•Representing private sector college in a False Claims Act case pending in federal court in Milwaukee, Wis.
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