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Top Verdicts & Settlements 2018: Significant wins from beyond Missouri courts
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-02-08
Although our annual Verdicts & Settlements rankings are restricted to cases resolved in Missouri courts, our database contains many significant cases that Missouri attorneys won in other states. Here are some of the cases we highlighted from outside the state: In Repsher v. Air Methods Corporation et al., Gary C. Robb and Anita Porte Robb…
Top Verdicts & Settlements 2018: Defense Wins
Posted by: Staff Report on 2019-02-08
Rank Demand Range Offer Claimed Damages V/S Date Venue Type of Action Caption Defense Attorneys 1 $7,000,000 8/8/18 U.S., Western District of Missouri Business/Commercial Nostrum Laboratories v. Balboa Capital Corp.* Michael J. Abrams and Kate O’Hara Gasper of Lathrop Gage in Kansas City fended off a counterclaim in federal court against a pharmaceutical company…
Record 2018 verdict becomes 2019 appellate fight
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-02-08
In 2018, a St. Louis jury delivered one of the largest verdicts in state history. In 2019, the fight is underway to keep it. The $4.69 billion verdict, rendered on July 12, leads Missouri Lawyers Media’s annual Top Verdicts & Settlements rankings for 2018. Based on reports submitted to the publication and cases reported by…
Top Verdicts & Settlements 2018: Plaintiff Wins
Posted by: Staff Report on 2019-02-04
Rank Type Value Date Venue Type of Action Caption Plaintiffs’ Attorneys 1 V $4,690,000,000 7/12/18 St. Louis City Personal Injury Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson Eric Holland, Patrick Dowd and Seth Crompton of the Holland Law Firm and Thomas Neill of Gray, Ritter & Graham were part of the team that won one of…
Medical-marijuana advocates honored at Missouri Lawyers Awards
Posted by: Staff Report on 2019-02-01
  Missouri Lawyers Media honored attorneys Joseph D. “Chip” Sheppard III, Dan Viets and Michael B. Hill — and their advocacy for the ballot initiative that legalized medical marijuana and now promises to transform the state’s legal landscape — at the 2019 Missouri Lawyers Awards on Jan. 25. Sheppard, Viets and Hill accepted their…
2019 Missouri Lawyers V&S winners announced
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-01-07
New this year: We are considering plaintiffs’ verdicts and plaintiffs’ judgments in separate categories, given the different burdens needed to persuade juries and judges….
Sheppard, Viets and Hill named Lawyers of the Year
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2018-12-17
Joseph D. “Chip” Sheppard III, Dan Viets and Michael B. Hill weren’t content to merely push paper when it came to their advocacy in advancing medical-marijuana reform in Missouri. In addition to drafting the language of Amendment 2, a citizen-led ballot initiative that legalized medical marijuana, the three played key roles in campaign fundraising, volunteer…
Winners reflect Ferguson’s impact
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2018-11-07
Ferguson. In the span of half a year it has gone from the name of a suburb of little renown to a national byword for issues of race and class. It has galvanized debates across the board, from the relationship between police and the communities they patrol to the structure of municipal courts and the…
Court affirms $37.5M verdict, prompting settlement
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2018-08-30
One of the largest Missouri jury verdicts of 2016 settled for $30.5 million following an Aug. 28 ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District….
Unsung Heroes 2018- Firm Administrator
Posted by: Staff Report on 2018-07-16
Firm Administrator/ Senior Paralegal Wendt Law Firm After earning a degree in political science from Seattle University in 1988, Rosalie Borgardts thought she would enjoy working for the government or a law firm. “Working in a law firm seemed like it would be more interesting. It has been,” she said. She received her paralegal…
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