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Dowd Bennett obtains unanimous jury verdict for client

On March 3, 2017, a unanimous jury in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rendered its verdict in favor of a medical device manufacturer represented by Dowd Bennett lawyers Jim Bennett, Megan Heinsz, and Hannah Preston.  The case was tried over four weeks and involved…

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…

Dowd Bennett Case Published on Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg author Steven Raphael, interviewed Jim Bennett about Dowd Bennett’s trial victory on behalf of Barbara Burton Morriss against Wells Fargo in which Ms. Morriss was awarded $77.87 million.  An article discussing Mr. Bennett’s interview and the trial victory was published in Bloomberg Terminal and can be found by…

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…

First Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District of Massachusetts Verdict

After a unanimous jury returned a verdict in favor of Dowd Bennett client Fresenius Medical Care in August of 2012, the government appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The First Circuit heard oral argument and ultimately decided that the District of…

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…

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