Gary Paul and Larry Smith were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gary has been selected in the areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Larry has been selected in Personal Injury Litigation – Defense and Insurance Law. Larry was the […]
Dan Lohse has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys based upon independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Dan has been selected in the field of medical malpractice defense.
Larry’s client was driving his dump truck westbound on Highway 270 when he started choking on coffee. He blacked out and his truck ran into the concrete median. A large bolt broke off of the truck’s steering box and flew across the median. Plaintiff was traveling eastbound on 270 and the bolt embedded itself into […]
Harper tried a case of admitted liability to a verdict in the Circuit Court of Saint Charles County.The pretrial offer was in the amount of $45,000.00 and plaintiff’s lowest pretrial demand was $350,000.00. The plaintiff’s attorney requested $800,000.00 from the jury. The jury returned a verdict for $42,000.
Harper and Mandel successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment in an Underinsured Motorist Coverage stacking case. In the case, the Plaintiff was involved in an accident with a motorist with liability limits of $25,000. The Plaintiff possessed a policy of insurance which provided underinsured motorist coverage for three vehicles. The Plaintiff argued they were […]
Scott Harper tried a case of admitted liability in a rear end accident. The case was tried in the Circuit Court of Saint Louis County. Harper presented evidence of limited damage to the plaintiff’s vehicle and of plaintiff’s prior injury history. The pretrial demand was $100,000. The pretrial offer was $10,000. The jury returned a […]
Decedent was a 22-year-old girl who presented to the emergency room with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. She was then treated for dehydration. Decedent was thereafter admitted to the hospital under the care of my client. My client treated Decedent for gastroenteritis and dehydration. Her condition initially improved; however, she thereafter started to deteriorate. My […]
Stephen Fields and Andrew Eastman won dismissal of a personal injury case in St. Clair County, Illinois on the basis of a unique Illinois statute of limitations which governs lawsuits against public entities. Plaintiff, whose elderly father had been a passenger in a bus operated by a transportation service, sued the college which administered the […]
Terry Mort obtained a favorable award at trial in a workers compensation case. The employee claimed a back injury from a lifting incident, but did not obtain medical treatment for nearly a year, and had a history of a prior low back surgery. The accident was not in dispute. The case was tried on the […]
Jennifer Dietrich won a motion for summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Franklin County in a case involving uninsured motorist coverage for the death of the insureds’ granddaughter in an automobile accident. The insureds’ daughter brought suit against the insureds’ automobile insurance carrier alleging she and her daughter were entitled to uninsured motorist benefits […]