Jury Verdict Affirmed in Slip-and-Fall Case
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a verdict favorable for our client following a trial in which the jury found the plaintiff 94% at fault for a slip-and-fall following a major winter weather event. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s ruling excluding portions of the plaintiff’s deposition designations, which sought to introduce the cost of the plaintiff’s future medical care and information regarding his future surgeries.
Defense of Convenience Store Client in Personal Injury Case
Represented a convenience store client in a jury trial before the Western District of Missouri in a case involving a slip and fall at a fueling station following a major winter storm. The plaintiff asked the jury for damages related to medical expenses, past pain and suffering, and future pain and suffering. Following a four-day trial, the jury assigned 94% of the fault to the plaintiff and only 6% to the client.
Temporary Restraining Order for Client Involving Noncompete Agreement
Secured a temporary restraining order for a boiler service company. The defendant, a former employee, left the company without notice and went to work for a competing firm. The employee had signed a noncompete, nondisclosure and noninterference agreement with the client, and the court granted our motion prohibiting the defendant from continuing to work for the competing firm and any other business in the state competing with the client. Following the court’s order, the defendant agreed to a permanent consent injunction.
Dismissal of Breach of Contract Claim
Secured dismissal of breach of contract claim seeking over $50,000 in damages. Argued multiple motions to the court and obtained order awarding costs to the client, a manufacturing company.
Represented Broker-Dealers and Registered Representatives in FINRA Arbitration Matters
Represented broker-dealers and their registered representatives in numerous FINRA arbitration matters. Multiple matters tried to award in FINRA arbitration and others resolved via mediation and settlement during course of pre-hearing litigation.
Secured Defense Verdict for Client on Appeal
Secured writ of prohibition for education industry client, making defense verdict final. Investigated and responded to untimely post-verdict attempt to amend pleadings. Prevailed on appeal when post-verdict actions attempted without jurisdiction.