Charles H. Cassis

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Chuck Cassis is a Partner with Goldberg Simpson. In addition to chairing the firm’s litigation section, Chuck is the firm’s ethics partner and he serves on the firm’s management committee. His practice includes experience as a trial lawyer in both State and Federal Courts in many types of civil litigation, including the defense of premises, transportation, automobile, construction, product, and environmental liability claims. He is also experienced in mediating and negotiating settlements of claims in a variety of different industries. Finally, Chuck handles complex coverage and compliance matters for his various insurance clients, including claims of bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices.

Chuck graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1990.

EDUCATION

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (1990)
Southern Methodist University, B.A. Political Science (1987)

ADMISSIONS

Kentucky (1991)
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky (1991)
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky (1991)
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit (1991)
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit (1991)
U.S. Supreme Court (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (2011)

PRACTICE AREAS

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association, member
Kentucky Bar Association, member
Louisville Bar Association, member
Defense Research Institute, member
Kentucky Defense Counsel, member

University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, Board Chairman
Kentucky Bar Foundation, board member

PUBLISHED

  1. LM Ins. Corp. v. Canal Ins. Co. United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Central Division, at Lexington. June 28, 2012 Slip Copy Currently before the Court is the motion of the Defendant, Canal Insurance Company (“Canal”), to alter or amend the Court’s Opinion & Order of March 22, 2012 pursuant to Rule… …Defendant. Civil Action No. 11–81–KSF. June 28, 2012. Charles H. Cassis Jennifer Kaelin Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY, for Plaintiffs…
  2. RecoverCare, LLC v. Advanced Wound Technologies, USA, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky. March 23, 2012 Slip Copy This case is before the court on three motions: 1) a motion by defendants to dismiss the complaint (DN 1, 11); 2) a motion by the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction (DN 14); and 3) a… …00215. March 23, 2012. Jonathan D. Goldberg Jan M. West Charles H. Cassis , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY, for Plaintiff. John Kendrick Wells…
  3. LM Ins. Corp. v. Canal Ins. Co. United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Central Division, at Lexington. March 22, 2012 Slip Copy The plaintiffs, LM Insurance Company (“LM”) and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (“Liberty Mutual”)(collectively “Liberty Mutual”), filed this action for… …Defendant. Civil Action No. 11–81–KSF. March 22, 2012. Charles H. Cassis Jennifer Kaelin Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY, for Plaintiffs…
  4. Riley v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division. March 02, 2012 855 F.Supp.2d 662 INSURANCE – Removal. Date of commencement of an action was not reset when defendant employer’s insurer was brought into state court suit. …Oakes & Schaaf, PLLC, Paducah, KY, for Plaintiff. Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis Jennifer K. Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Prospect, KY, for Defendant…
  5. Young v. Stock Yard Farm & Dairy Supply Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Bowling Green Division. March 10, 2011 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand (DN 11). Defendants have responded (DN 13; DN 14) and Plaintiffs have replied (DN 15). This motion is now ripe for… …Cook , Cole & Moore, PSC, Bowling Green, KY, Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY, for Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND…
  6. Fulkerson v. Konecranes, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Bowling Green Division. February 14, 2011 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d TORTS – Negligence. Genuine issues of material fact existed as to presence of abrasion and damage to wire rope on the date of an OSHA-level inspection. …Kitchen, PSC, Louisville, KY, for Intervenor Plaintiff. Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY, for Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND…
  7. Thornton v. Carmeuse Lime Sales Corp. Court of Appeals of Kentucky. August 20, 2010 346 S.W.3d 297 LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – Workers’ Compensation. Manufacturer was a contractor, as required to be entitled to exclusive remedy defense provision of Workers’ Compensation Act. …Carmeuse Lime Sales Corporation and Carmeuse Lime and Stone, Inc. Charles H. Cassis Aaron J. Silletto Jennifer Kaelin Luhrs , Louisville, KY, for appellee…
  8. Jones v. Ernspiker Court of Appeals of Kentucky. April 09, 2010 Not Reported in S.W.3d TORTS – Malicious Prosecution. Evidence presented was sufficient to establish probable cause to defeat a juvenile’s claim for malicious prosecution. …Shake , Judge. Bruce A. Brightwell , New Albany, IN, for appellant. Charles H. Cassis Hans M. Pfaffenberger , Prospect, KY, for appellee. Before COMBS , Chief..
  9. Herd v. Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, L.L.C. United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Central Division, at Lexington. November 19, 2009 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the Court upon the motion of the plaintiff, Vickie Herd, personal representative of the Estate of Fate Herd, III, deceased, and the Estate of Fate Herd, III, deceased,… …William Nicholas Wallingford , Wallingford Law, PSC, Lexington, KY, for Plaintiffs. Charles H. Cassis Aaron J. Silletto , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, D. Craig York Emily…
  10. Walker v. Phillip Morris USA Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisville. February 24, 2009 610 F.Supp.2d 785 PRODUCTS LIABILITY – Defects. Cigarettes and upholstered furniture were not unreasonably dangerous due to the risk of fire. …Stephen R. Fine , Manchester, NH, for Plaintiffs. Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis Charles D. Greenwell Jennifer K. Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, LLC, Anne Katherine…
  11. Walker v. Phillip Morris USA Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisiville. August 28, 2008 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court on the plaintiffs’ motion to remand (DN 14). The defendants have responded to the motion (DN 19) and the plaintiffs have replied (DN 21). After review of the… …LLP, Ian T. Ramsey , Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis Jennifer K. Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, PSC, Charles D. Greenwell , Middleton…
  12. In re Air Crash at Lexington, Kentucky, August 27, 2006 United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Central Division, at Lexington. January 03, 2008 556 F.Supp.2d 665 TORTS – Wrongful Death. Surviving spouses of passengers killed in airplane crash could not recover damages for post-death loss of consortium. …Stephen Keller , Schiller, Osbourn, Barnes & Maloney, PLLC, Aaron J. Silletto Charles H. Cassis Hans M. Pfaffenberger Jennifer Kaelin Luhrs , Goldberg & Simpson, P.S.C., Louisville…
  13. Morell v. Star Taxi United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Northern Division, at Covington. October 09, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court on plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment (Doc. 16), and defendant American Service Insurance Company’s cross-motion for summary judgment (Doc. 18). The… …Sutton, Hicks, Lucas, Grayson & Braden, PLC, Edgewood, KY, for Plaintiff. Charles H. Cassis Hans M. Pfaffenberger , Goldberg & Simpson, P.S .C., Louisville, KY, for…
  14. Roby v. Midstates Indus. Group, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisiville. July 06, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court upon the motion of the defendant, Midstates Industrial Group, Inc. (“Midstates”), for partial summary judgment on Count II of Plaintiff’s complaint…. …Mooney Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Mahan, P.S.C. , Louisville, KY, for Plaintiff. Charles H. Cassis Jan M. West Goldberg & Simpson , PSC, Bryan M. Cassis , Louisville…
  15. Windsor Gate Council of Co-Owners, Inc. v. Hills Bldg. & Const. Services No. 1 United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisiville. February 16, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d Windsor Gate is a condominium development of eighteen buildings clad with exterior siding of a manufactured material that residents claim has deteriorated, despite extensive maintenance… …Robert Estes Stopher Robert M. Brooks Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP Charles H. Cassis Goldberg & Simpson , PSC, Louisville, KY, Peter C. Newberry , Berry, KY…
  16. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Harper Industries, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division. February 12, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company’s (“Liberty Mutual”) and Defendant Zurich American Insurance Company’s (“Zurich”) Motion for Partial… …Defendants. No. 5:05-cv-243-R. Feb. 12, 2007. Charles H. Cassis Jan M. West Jennifer Kaelin Luhrs Goldberg & Simpson , PSC, Louisville…
  17. Roby v. Midstates Indus. Group, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisiville. January 24, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court on motion of the plaintiff, Cecil Edger Roby, to exclude the expert testimony of John E. Chilton, CPA-APV, CVA of Chilton & Medley. (DN 54). Midstates… …Cox, Gilman & Mahan, P.S.C. , Louisville, KY, for Plaintiff. Bryan M. Cassis Charles H. Cassis Jan M. West Goldberg & Simpson , Psc, Louisville, KY, for Defendant…
  18. Roby v. Midstates Indus. Group, Inc. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, at Louisiville. January 24, 2007 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court on motion of the plaintiff, Cecil Edger Roby, for amendment of the memorandum opinion and order of the court entered October 23, 2006. Roby seeks summary… …Mooney Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Mahan, P.S.C. , Louisville, KY, for Plaintiff. Charles H. Cassis Jan M. West Goldberg & Simpson , PSC, Bryan M. Cassis , Louisville…
  19. Chandler v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Group United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. January 08, 2007 212 Fed.Appx. 553 INSURANCE – Excess and Umbrella. Court should consider an indemnity agreement in assigning the priority of liability among overlapping insurance policies. …Pipino Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Brindardner , Columbus, OH, for Plaintiffs-Appellants. Charles H. Cassis Goldberg & Simpson , Louisville, KY, for Defendant-Appellee. BEFORE: CLAY and…
  20. Melton v. Physicians in Emergency Medicine, P.S.C. United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky. March 03, 2006 Not Reported in F.Supp.2d This matter is before the court on cross motions by the plaintiff, Larry Melton (“Dr.Melton”), and by the defendant, Physicians in Emergency Medicine, P.S.C. (“PIEM”), for summary judgment…. …Oyler Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC , Louisville, KY, for Defendant. Charles H. Cassis Jan M. West Jonathan D. Goldberg Goldberg & Simpson , PSC, Louisville…
  21. Chandler v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Group United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. January 08, 2007 212 Fed.Appx. 553 INSURANCE – Excess and Umbrella. Court should consider an indemnity agreement in assigning the priority of liability among overlapping insurance policies. …Pipino Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Brindardner , Columbus, OH, for Plaintiffs-Appellants. Charles H. Cassis Goldberg & Simpson , Louisville, KY, for Defendant-Appellee. BEFORE: CLAY and…
  22. Torres v. American Employers Ins. Co. United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. October 07, 2005 151 Fed.Appx. 402 INSURANCE – Bad Faith and Unfair Practices. Kentucky Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act does not apply to conduct by insurers taken after litigation commences. …Elliott, Houlihan, Moore, Mullins & Erdmann , Lexington, KY, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Charles H. Cassis Goldberg & Simpson Robert E. Stopher Robert D. Bobrow Boehl, Stopher…