Metro Chief Takes Stand

Metro President Larry Salci met the CEO of a worldwide engineering company at a hotel coffee shop in Salt Lake City in 2003 to complain about failures in its work on an eight-mile MetroLink extension. That impromptu meeting, Salci told a jury Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, failed…

Bennett Quoted in Article Regarding Unpublished Court Opinions

He had taken a legal malpractice case to the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District and received an order from a three-judge panel instead of a published opinion. Published opinions appear in caselaw books and on the court's Web site and can be cited; memorandums such as the 10-page…

John Comerford Joins Firm

In August 2007, a new lawyer joined the firm, bringing the total number to six. John Comerford, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Georgetown University Law Center, joins Dowd Bennett. Mr.Comerford previously served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for seven and a half years.

Synergetics, Inc. v. Hurst et al.

In June of 2007, our lawyers conducted a four-day bench trial over a motion to set aside a multi-million judgment and for sanctions.

British Building Material Manuafacturer Wins $36M Verdict in Breach of Contract Case

A British building material manufacturer has won a $36 million verdict in its federal breach of contract case against Zoltek Corporation, a St. Louis-based carbon fiber manufacturer. In its lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Structural Polymer Systems, Ltd. claimed that Zoltek quit supplying its requirements…

Zoltek to Challenge $36M Jury Verdict

A jury in U.S. District Court in St. Louis awarded $36 million Wednesday to Structural Polymer Group Ltd. in a breach of contract suit against Zoltek Cos. Inc. In addition, U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson is considering an order that would require Zoltek to provide carbon fiber to Structural Polymer…

$36 Million Verdict for SP Among Top Missouri Business Verdicts & Settlements

Structural Polymer Systems Ltd. (SP Systems) claimed in its lawsuit that Zoltek, a St. Louis-based carbon fiber manufacturer, quit supplying large filament count carbon fiber in breach of a 10-year supply contract signed in 2000. Zoltek maintained that the contract covered only an earlier version of the product SP…

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