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Cole County Judge Considers Keeping ALJs in their Jobs

A Cole County judge said he will decide by Tuesday whether to keep three dismissed administrative law judges on the job. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration dismissed four administrative law judges earlier this month, while the position of a fifth judge who retired will not be filled. The judges are supposed…

Lawsuit Against Missouri Governor’s Administration Alleges ALJ Cuts were Illegal

Three dismissed administrative law judges have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Jay Nixon's administration, arguing that the move was illegal under state statute. The three former judges - Henry Herschel, Matthew Murphy and John A. Tackes - are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court. The…

Olson v. Halvorsen et al.

In November and December of 2008, Jim Bennett and John Comerford successfully represented Viking Global Investors LP, a hedge fund based in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, in a trial before Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Dubinsky et al. v. Mermart, LLC

After successfully removing the lawsuit from Missouri Circuit Court in the City of St. Louis to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Dowd Bennett prevailed on its motion to dismiss a subordinate bondholder action against its client, Mermart LLC.

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…

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