Contos v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

After successfully removing the lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of the State of Missouri against its client, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., to federal court, Dowd Bennett prevailed on its motion to dismiss plaintiff’s petition.

Fired ALJs Can Keep their Jobs, Cole County Judge Says

A Cole County judge said three administrative law judges can't be terminated from their positions for budgetary reasons. Earlier this year, five administrative law judge positions were dismissed from their posts. Four of the judges were let go, and a retiring judge was not replaced. Gov. Jay Nixon said the…

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.

Dowd Bennett Among Small Firms Working for Fortune 100 Clients

Five Missouri firms with fewer than 50 attorneys also got work from the Fortune 100, giving credence to managing partners' assertions that big companies have been willing to look beyond the large national firms to smaller, less expensive firms to save on outside counsel costs.

Cole County Judge Set to Rule on Firings of Administrative Law Judges

The futures of three administrative law judges are in the hands of a Cole County judge. Attorneys presented final arguments on Wednesday in a case deciding whether the three ALJs can stay on job. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration dismissed Henry Herschel, Matthew Murphy and John Tackes earlier this year, citing…

Ginsburg et al. v. InBev et al.

Dowd Bennett prevailed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, which denied a preliminary injunction that sought to stop InBev’s purchase of Anheuser-Busch.

James E. Crowe III Joins Dowd Bennett

St. Louis firm Dowd Bennett announced James E. Crowe III joined the firm in June. Crowe served for the past five years as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Federal Judge Gives Lawsuit Against City of Arnold the Red Light

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the city of Arnold's use of red-light traffic cameras. But opponents of the traffic cameras haven't given up yet. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III, of the Eastern District of Missouri, granted the motion by the city and…

Cole County Circuit Judge Says ALJs to Stay on the Job until Trial

A Cole County circuit judge has issued a preliminary injunction that prevents three administrative law judges from being forced out. Henry Herschel, Matthew Murphy and John Tackes sued in June to prevent Gov. Jay Nixon's administration from dismissing them. While Nixon said they were let go for budgetary reasons, an…

Cole County Judge Halts ALJ Firings for 15 Days

Three administrative law judges contesting their dismissals will get at least a couple more weeks to continue at their posts. Jon Beetem, a Cole County associate circuit judge, issued a temporary restraining order against a bid by the state to lay off three administrative law judges. Without such an order,…

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