Arthur J. Boylan, (Ret.)

Judge Boylan, the son of Irish immigrant parents who came to the United States in the late 1920s, grew up on the West Side of Chicago. He left Chicago to attend St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn.  While attending college, Judge Boylan met his wife, Kate. After graduating in 1971, they married and moved back to Chicago, where he attended the Chicago-Kent College of Law, earning his J.D. in 1976. Returning to Minnesota, Judge Boylan joined the law firm of Hulstrand, Anderson & Larson (now known as Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders, P.L.L.P.), where he practiced for 10 years. In 1986, Judge Boylan was appointed to the Minnesota State Court for the 8th Judicial District, where he served as a district court judge for 10 years before his appointment to the federal bench.

Case List

In my role as one of the Federal Courts' Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutrals, I have settled thousands of cases. Among the most notable are the following:

  • Brady v. The National Football League (Anti-Trust/Labor Lockout)
  • Stockwalk Group v. Deutsche Bank / E*Trade v. Nomura Canada (Securities Law)
  • Guidant/Boston Scientific Implantable Defibrillators Product Liability Litigation (MDL)
  • Rottland v. Pinnacle (Copyright)
  • MN Association of Nurse Anesthetists v. Allina (Whistleblower)
  • Levaquin Pharmaceutical Product Liability Litigation (MDL)
  • Peterson v. Seagate (Class Action Employment)
  • Lockwood Motors v. General Motors ( Class Action Franchise)
  • Zurn Pex Plumbing Product Liability (MDL)
  • Insignia Systems v. News America (Anti-Trust)
  • Minneapolis Firefighters v. Medtronic (Shareholders Class Action/Securities)
  • USA, ex rel., Allen v. Guidant (Whistleblower)
  • Auto-Owners Ins.Co. v. Kottkes' Bus Service (School Bus PI)
  • ADT v. Swenson (Wrongful Death Product Liability)