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Aug 17, 2023

Nixon joins Simon Law Firm

Jeremiah “Jer” Nixon has joined The Simon Law Firm in St. Louis.

Jun 10, 2020

Jurisdiction found lacking in exploding battery suit

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a Korean battery manufacturer can’t be sued in Missouri without some kind of direct connection to the state.

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Mar 4, 2020

State jurisdiction weighed in suit over exploding battery

The Missouri Supreme Court is wrestling with whether a Korean battery manufacturer with no obvious connection to Missouri can nonetheless be sued in the state. The court heard oral arguments on Feb. 25 in a lawsuit filed against LG Chem, which is based in South Korea. In a lawsuit pending in St. Louis County Circuit […]

Jan 2, 2020

Jury faults elevator gate for man’s head injuries, awards $1.75M

A St. Louis jury won $1.75 million verdict against the manufacturer of a freight elevator gate whose allegedly faulty design led to a man’s head injuries. The jury held the plaintiff, Donald Johndrow, 15 percent liable for his own injuries. Kevin Carnie of The Simon Law Firm, an attorney for Johndrow, said Johndrow was struck […]

Aug 28, 2019

Jury awards $18.25M to girl who visited ER repeatedly before E. coli found

A St. Louis jury awarded more than $18.25 million to a young girl who suffered permanent injuries after she was repeatedly brought to the emergency room but wasn’t admitted. Shortly after the May 22 verdict, the parties reached a confidential settlement that resolved the case. According to the plaintiffs’ attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, […]

Aug 20, 2019

Commercial driver suffered seizure before fatal crash, resulting in $5.9M settlement

A company whose driver had a seizure and killed the occupant of a vehicle stopped at a red light paid a settlement of nearly $5.9 million, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. Johnny M. Simon of The Simon Law Firm said the plaintiffs were able to show the defendant driver had a history of seizures, and […]

Mar 12, 2019

2017 SLU Law graduate wins $5M jury verdict

The Simon Law Firm rarely hires anyone fresh out of law school. It made an exception for Patrick McPhail, who graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2017.

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.

Apr 25, 2011

Class action against Burns & McDonnell settles

A proposed class action lawsuit against Kansas City-based firm Burns & McDonnell has settled for about $1.2 million.

Jan 16, 2011

The Simon Law Firm: Pumped their passion into arbitration

A passion for their clients and the legal minds to back it up drive the lawyers at The Simon Law Firm. That combination translated into a victory for consumers when the Missouri Supreme Court decided in Brewer v. Missouri Title Loans that some arbitration clauses are just too unfair to enforce.

Dec 9, 2009

Class action waivers draw courts’ scorn

Both the Western and Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals have found that class waivers in arbitration agreements to be unconscionable, but it is unclear in what venue these cases will be litigated in. In an opinion issued Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District found that the arbitration agreement between Jeffrey Shaffer and […]

Jun 26, 2009

Drunken driving excursion made Ford case tough

John Simon knew going in that this would be a difficult case to win. A bunch of teenage boys went to a party and had too much to drink. Then they piled into a Ford Explorer and headed out, picking up a friend and driving too fast. On the journey, harsh reality caught up to […]

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