Significant Victories

Victory in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

On November 1, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a class certification order that had been entered in Multi District Litigation proceedings involving a Dowd Bennett manufacturing company client.  The district court had certified a nationwide class of plaintiffs challenging the advertising for…

Summary judgment obtained for major league baseball player

On May 10, 2019, a District Court in the Southern District of Illinois entered an order granting summary judgment and dismissing all claims against a major league baseball player represented by Dowd Bennett in connection with a civil lawsuit filed by a participant in an altercation in a bar…

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Summary Judgment for Dowd Bennett client

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently decided Engelhardt v. Qwest Corporation, affirming the summary judgment awarded to a subsidiary of CenturyLink on claims brought by a former employee.  While employed by Qwest, the plaintiff had participated in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit…

FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Dowd Bennett Clients $4.2M

Dowd Bennett recently secured a trial victory by obtaining an approximately $4.2 million arbitration award from a FINRA Arbitration Panel in Miami, Florida against Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC.  Dowd Bennett’s clients, James Groves, a former Mega Millions lottery winner, and Asante Samuel, a now-retired 13-year NFL veteran, were…

Dowd Bennett continues drive against the NFL, Rams and Stan Kroenke

The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) have secured several significant victories in their April 2017 lawsuit against the NFL, Rams, and NFL teams and owners arising out of the Rams’s 2016 relocation from St. Louis to…

Dowd Bennett wins in the Missouri Supreme Court on The Grain Belt Express Project

On July 17, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Public Service Commission (PSC) erred in their decision denying Grain Belt Express a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN).  The Grain Belt Express is a 780-mile interstate electrical transmission project, which would move clean, low-cost wind power…

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismisses case

On May 11, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed all claims in Kaplan et al. v. Fulton Street Brewery, LLC, a putative class action lawsuit involving a dispute about the flavor of beer produced by a Dowd Bennett client.  The plaintiffs sought to…

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Orders Retrial

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed in part the largest plaintiffs’ win in Missouri in 2015, and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings. The case, Jo Ann Howard and Associates, et al. v. National City Bank,…

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