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Top Defense Verdicts 2017

Staff Report//February 7, 2018//

Top Defense Verdicts 2017

Staff Report//February 7, 2018//

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Rank Case Number V/S Type Total Value V/S Date Type of Action Court Caption Prevailing Attorneys
1 1522-CC00550 DJ $34,600,000 10/10/2017 Motor vehicle collision St. Louis Howard Sanborn and Jonathan Lopez v. Nathan W. Worstell and United Fire & Casualty Co. Howard Sanborn and Jonathan Lopez v. Nathan W. Worstell and United Fire & Casualty Co.
2 15AE-CV02090  DV $10,000,000 7/14/2017  Personal Injury; Wrongful Death Platte County  Christy Shively v. Mark J. Smith

Michael E. McCausland and Clinton S. Turley of McCausland Barrett & Bartalos, Kansas City

 3 10SL-CC02584  DV $7,200,000 3/27/2017 Wrongful Death  St. Louis County Timothy Hill v. SSM Health Care

Tim Gearin, Dave Ott and Nick Cejas of Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis

 4 13BE-CC00024 DV $4,000,000 7/21/2017 Product Liability Benton County  Matthew Golden v. James McNaron, D/B/A Pro-Com Hamp Ford of Ford, Parshall & Baker , Columbia
 5 1216-CV14564  DV $3,716,575 5/16/2017 Product Liability Jackson County Donald Laningham, Ruth Laningham v. Hobart Brothers Co., Lincoln Electric Co.

Kurt L. Rasmussen of Rasmussen Dickey Moore ,
Kansas City

6 10JE-CC00992 DV $3,000,000 9/6/2017 Medical Malpractice Jefferson County Carter Nobles, a Minor, by and through his Next Friend, Latisha Dow v. Mercy Hospital Jefferson, f/k/a Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Luis Mertins, M.D., Excel Care OB-GYN, Inc. Mandy J. Kamykowski, Ryan J. Gavin of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, St. Louis ; Kenneth C. Brostron, Mark Feldhaus of Lashly & Baer, St. Louis
6  10SD-CC00097  DV  $3,000,000  4/6/2017 Wrongful Death Stoddard County  Margie Gordon on behalf of the Estate of Dennis Keith Gordon v. Raymond Ketting, M.D.

Kim R. Luther and Andrew M. Luther Mr. of
Luther & Associates, St. Louis

8 4:16-cv-01403  DJ* $2,700,000  10/6/2017  Insurance  U.S. District Court, EDMO Amica Mutual Insurance Company v. Estate of MR Robert W. Cockerham and Ryan T. Knopf of Cockerham & Associates, St. Louis
9 1516-CV24614  DV  $2,500,000 4/10/2017  Employment  Jackson County  Matthew Taylor, Matthew Young, Scott Simons, Jarrett Lanpher v. The Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, MIssouri, Chief of Police Darryl Forte

Brent N. Coverdale and Lisa M. Bolliger of Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, Kansas City

10  14PO-CC00061 DV  $2,000,000 5/22/2017 Medical Malpractice  Polk County Christie Beckley, Brandon Beckley v. Kevin C. Burlison, MD

Bruce E. Hunt of Brown & James, St. Louis

11 13SL-CC03129  DV  $1,800,000  1/19/2017  Wrongful Death  St. Louis County Antonia Sangster, Erika Sangster, Amanda Sangster v. Supervalu, Inc., Koman Properties, Inc., Mayfair Acquisitions, LLC David P. Bub and Tyler J. Finnegan of Brown & James
12  15AR-CV00541-01  DV  $1,250,000 6/15/2017  Medical Malpractice Lewis County Burnie Schneiderheinze, Mindy Schneiderheinze v. John Bailey, D.O., Mid-America Orthopaedic & Spine Institute

Ryan J. Gavin and Jenifer C. Snow of Kamykowski,
Gavin & Smith, St. Louis

13 4:16-CV-0082 DV  $1,075,000 10/19/2017 Motor Vehicle Collision  U.S. District Court, EDMO Deborah Jennings v. TMC Corporation Ted L. Perryman and Korissa Zickrick of Roberts Perryman, St. Louis
 14  13SL-CC02524  DV $1,000,000 3/22/2017 Medical Malpractice  St. Louis County Sue Biermann, William Biermann, Matt Biermann v. West CountyMedical Specialists, Inc., Matthew J. Orland, M.D.

James P. Reinert and Timothy F. McCurdy of Gonnerman Reinert, Clayton

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