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Judgment of $23.3 Million with Interest Entered for SP

Federal District Judge Carol E. Jackson signed the order Tuesday for Structural Polymer Group to collect $23,306,462 plus $3,160.74 daily interest since Dec. 7, 2008, after winning a breach of contract verdict against Zoltek. Structural Polymer was represented through the trial and appeal process by Tom Walsh, Jim Bennett, Ed…

Zoltek Inc. et al. v. Structural Polymer Group Ltd.

After successfully removing the lawsuit filed in state court by Zoltek against Dowd Bennett client Structural Polymer Group, Ltd., the firm successfully moved in federal court to dismiss all of Zoltek’s claims.

The Crawford Group, Inc. v. Holekamp

Dowd Bennett lawyers prevailed on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which upheld an arbitration award of $20.7 million to William Holekamp, a former executive of Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Structural Polymer Group Ltd. et al. v. Zoltek Inc. et al.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirms the Dowd Bennett trial victory in Structural Polymer Group v. Zoltek. The appellate court affirmed the $21.1 million verdict and the district court denial of a motion for a new trial brought by Zoltek.

Riverfront Times Names Bennett Best Lawyer of 2008

Jim Bennett has made a name for himself defending some of this town's more notorious folk. In 2004 the attorney asked the Missouri Supreme Court to toss out drunk-driving charges against St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little. (The court refused, but Little was eventually acquitted of the charges…

Comerford Named to Missouri Veterans’ Commission

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt appointed several St. Louis area residents to positions on state boards, commissions and councils, the governor's office announced Monday. John Comerford, of St. Louis, was named to the Missouri Veterans' Commission for a term ending Nov. 2, 2011. Comerford is an attorney at Dowd Bennett LLP…

Taxpayers’ Costs Mount in Fight Over State E-mails

The continuing battle over how Gov. Matt Blunt's office has handled government e-mails is going to be costly for Missouri taxpayers. This week, the governor hired three members of a St. Louis law firm - at $210 to $370 per hour - to defend him against a lawsuit filed by…

Blunt Hires Attorneys, Demands $540,000 to Turn Over E-mail Records

The continuing battle over how Gov. Matt Blunt's office has handled government e-mails is going to be costly for Missouri taxpayers. This week, the governor hired three members of a St. Louis law firm -- at $210 to $370 per hour -- to defend him against a lawsuit filed by…

Metro in Missouri to Pay $6M, Instead of $27M, in Attorneys’ Fees

Metro agreed in a settlement with the fired builders of its light-rail extension to Shrewsbury to pay just $6 million in attorneys' fees. The Cross County Collaborative, which in November won a case filed by the transit agency, had sought $27 million in attorneys' fees. "This is it. They're…

Metro to Pay Firms $6 Million

The Metro transit agency and the MetroLink designers it unsuccessfully blamed for cost overruns and delays on the Shrewsbury extension have reached the end of the line in their long-running legal battle. Metro and the four design and construction management firms declared Tuesday that they had reached a $6 million…

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