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Jury Sides with Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Employment Discrimination Trial

On November 17, 2015, a St. Louis County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Missouri Baptist Medical Center on a plaintiff’s claim of retaliation in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.  Dowd Bennett attorneys had already obtained summary judgment for Missouri Baptist on the plaintiff’s…

Wells Fargo Ordered to Repay Millions to Dowd Bennett Client

On May 11, 2015, a St. Louis County jury ordered Wells Fargo to repay the Barbara Burton Morriss Revocable trust $45,766,033.81.  Dowd Bennett lawyers acted as lead trial counsel in the case, which generated the largest reported verdict in the history of St. Louis County, $77,866,033.81.  Wells Fargo was…

Dowd Bennett Prevails on a Novel Property Damage Claim for Client

On October 3, 2014, in the matter of Laclede Gas Company v. Park 370 Development, LLC et al., a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Dowd Bennett’s client Laclede Gas Company following a one-week trial.  The jury found Park 370 Development, LLC, a…

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…

Judgment in Favor of Dowd Bennett’s Client Valero Energy

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Circuit Court for Pulaski County, Missouri entered judgment in favor of MRP Properties, Inc., a Valero Company, in the matter of MRP Properties, Inc. v. Gateway Energy LLC.  After a bench trial, the Court awarded the full monetary relief requested in the unlawful…

Dowd Bennett Secures Plaintiff’s Verdict for Premcor Refining Group

On February 14, 2011, a Cook County jury returned a unanimous verdict for Dowd Bennett client Premcor Refining Group, a subsidiary of Valero Energy. In the week-long trial in Chicago, Dowd Bennett lawyers Erika Anderson and Jim Bennett persuaded a jury that trucking company KLLM Transport was responsible for…

Dowd Bennett Obtains $7,626,744 Verdict for Monsanto Company

Dowd Bennett recently represented Monsanto Company at trial in the matter of Monsanto Company v. ConocoPhillips Company, 08SL-CC 02002. The matter involved the breach of a supply agreement and was tried for nine days in St. Louis County Circuit Court. …

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.…

Herschel, et al. v. Nixon, et al.

In June of 2009, John Comerford successfully sued the Governor of the State of Missouri to prevent the termination of three Administrative Law Judges in the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation.…

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