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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…

Dowd Bennett trial result named a Top Defense Verdict of 2012

On January 28, 2013 – Missouri Lawyers Weekly named the jury’s decision in Automation Service v. Emerson a top defense verdict of the year.  In this case, Emerson was sued for anti-trust and advertising damages by Automation Service, a competitor.  Automation Service filed 13 counts against Emerson and a…

Williams Case Declared the Most Significant False Claims Act decision of 2012

In an article published in the January 13, 2013 edition of The Government Contractor, the decision of the Sixth Circuit in U.S. ex rel. Williams v. Renal Care Group was identified as the most significant False Claims Act legal decision of 2012.  The Sixth Circuit’s decision was noted for its holding…

Dowd Bennett Obtains Jury Verdict for Emerson

On December 7, 2012, Dowd Bennett lawyers obtained a $5.3M jury verdict for Fisher Controls, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  The verdict on Emerson’s counterclaim followed the earlier dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims for antitrust conspiracy, monopolization,…

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