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Sheena Hamilton presented at Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference

On August 17, 2018, Sheena R. Hamilton presented to the judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and federal practitioners at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.  The national conference included speakers and panelists offering attorneys the opportunity to learn alongside circuit, district, magistrate, and…

Dowd Bennett Obtains Dismissal from Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ordered the dismissal of United States of America ex rel., Chester Saldivar v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. on behalf of Dowd Bennett’s client, Fresenius Medical Care North America. The case dates back to November 2010 when Saldivar filed suit…

Sheena Hamilton Receives Award from the American Bar Association

In August 2016, Sheena R. Hamilton received the American Bar Association Star of the Year Award given for “exemplary performance of duties in service to the public and the ABA.”  Hamilton serves a Fellow for the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and as a member of the…

Sheena Hamilton quoted in New York Times article

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Julia Preston of the New York Times interviewed Dowd Bennett attorney Sheena Hamilton, for an article she was writing on the use of non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements.  The article can be viewed by clicking the link below. New York Times Article…

Judge Rules in Favor of Dowd Bennett Client in Missouri Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

On September 29, 2015, a Laclede County judge ordered the dismissal of a disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former employee under the Missouri Human Rights Act against Dowd Bennett clients Emerson Climate Technologies and Scroll Compressors LLC.  Dowd Bennett attorney John Comerford successfully briefed…

Dowd Bennett Obtains Defense Verdict in Katz v. Anheuser-Busch

A St. Louis City jury found in favor of Anheuser-Busch on Francine Katz’s claims of gender discrimination.  Ms. Katz was the highest ranking female at Anheuser-Busch and claimed gender discrimination in pay from 2002 through 2008.  The trial lasted three weeks and was handled by Dowd Bennett attorneys Jim…

Dowd Bennett LLP Prevails in Federal Jury Trial

On April 7, 2010, Dowd Bennett lawyers Jim Bennett, Erika Anderson, and Jennifer Aspinall obtained a jury verdict for their client in a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.…

Federal Suit Dismissed Against Corporate Officer Represented by Dowd Bennett

On March 24, 2010, a federal lawsuit against a corporate officer represented by Dowd Bennett attorneys Ed Dowd and John Comerford was dismissed upon motion of the defendants. The suit alleged that Dowd Bennett’s client and other defendants breached their fiduciary duties in administering an ERISA plan.…

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