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Aug 21, 2019

Landmark 401(k) settlement gets final approval from judge

A federal judge has approved a $55 million class-action settlement in a pioneering lawsuit involving fees charged by a St. Louis company’s retirement plan. The law firm of Schlichter Bogard & Denton originally announced the agreement March 28 against ABB Inc., a subsidiary of The ABB Group in Zurich, Switzerland. Judge Nanette K. Laughrey, who […]

Apr 8, 2019

$55 million, 12 years, 2 appeals and a 401(k) plan

After more than 12 years of litigation, a trial marked by tragedy, a sizeable bench judgment and two trips to the federal appeals court, a $55 million settlement is bringing an end to a path-breaking class-action lawsuit involving a St. Louis company’s 401(k) plan.

Jan 15, 2015

Judge approves attorneys’ fee payouts in NuvaRing case

After a special master winnowed down more than $40 million in attorneys’ fee requests to fit an available $11 million pool, a St. Louis firm walked away with the most fees from a settlement over NuvaRing.

Oct 10, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Schlichter 401(k) case

St. Louis’ Schlichter, Bogard & Denton will get to argue one of its national 401(k) excessive-fee cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 26, 2011

Mass class actions are dead — or are they?

Corporate executives across the U.S. may have breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. Supreme Court found for Wal-Mart in a sex discrimination case, but some plaintiffs’ lawyers weren’t convinced it would hurt their clients’ cases. Other attorneys disagreed.

Mar 6, 2011

Attorneys, plaintiffs face threats in Doe Run case

A judge in the long-running, international legal fight between St. Louis-based Doe Run and the residents of Lo Oroya agrees that the plaintiffs and their attorneys are being harassed — but she doesn’t know if anything can be done about it.

Jan 7, 2010

ABB shootings come as trial progresses in federal court

An employee suspected of going on a shooting rampage at the ABB manufacturing plant in North St. Louis on Thursday was part of a class suing the company over pension losses.

Aug 20, 2009

Bryan Cave earns star status on go-to firm list; smaller firms land five spots

Bryan Cave was one of the marquee names in trade magazine Corporate Counsel’s survey of firms that represent Fortune 100 companies, but much smaller firms also made their presence known. With representation of four Fortune 100 companies in torts and negligence lawsuits, Bryan Cave tied with seven other firms for the fourth place spot for […]

Aug 4, 2009

$27M verdict upheld in Survivair case

Use of Fireman's Rule rejected

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has upheld a $27 million verdict against a company for allegedly manufacturing faulty breathing equipment that led to a firefighter's death. This family portrait from before the fatal accident in 2002 features St. Louis City firefighter Derek Martin, his wife Angela and his children Jordan, Denzel and Kayla.

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