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Dobson wants $570K for representing surgeon

Plaintiffs attorney Jerome Dobson is asking for just shy of $570,000 in fees for his firm’s work on behalf of a famous surgeon who sued Washington University. Dr. Joel Cooper, credited with performing the first successful lung transplant and the ...

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Witness scheduling blamed for mixed verdict

Dr. Joel Cooper is just the kind of plaintiff any lawyer would want on the stand: esteemed, funny, warm, knowledgeable. So his attorney Jerome “Jerry” Dobson had mixed feelings when the St. Louis jury came back with a $525,000 verdict ...

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Wash. U. plans appeal of $525,000 verdict

Washington University plans to appeal a $525,000 verdict issued against it in an age-discrimination claim by a former surgeon and department head. The university’s defense attorney, Joe Conran, of Husch Blackwell Sanders, said he plans on appealing after making post-trial ...

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Doc’s dismissal a product of the bottom line

The bottom line is turning out to be the theme in the “Father of the Lung Transplant’s” age-discrimination case against Washington University. On Friday, Dr. Timothy Eberlein testified in St. Louis Circuit Court that a philosophical difference over the budget ...

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Lung surgeon admits to operational deficits

Dr. Joel Cooper, the famous lung surgeon who is suing Washington University, admitted on cross-examination to making transfers of foundation funds to offset an operational deficit in his division. “My running of the division differed from other division chiefs,” Cooper ...

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Discrimination trial begins against WashU

Opening arguments began Thursday in St. Louis Circuit Court in an age-discrimination case by the “Father of the Lung Transplant” against Washington University. Dr. Joel Cooper, who is credited with successfully performing the first lung transplant, claims the university insisted ...

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Renowned surgeon takes Wash U to court

A world-renowned surgeon’s age discrimination lawsuit against Washington University is set to go to trial Tuesday in St. Louis Circuit Court. Dr. Joel Cooper, who is credited with successfully performing the first lung transplant, claims the university insisted that he ...

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