$2.3 Million Judgment for Insurance Client
Secured judgment for insurance client and its insured in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for more than $2.3 million in a case concerning which of two insurers would pay for the settlement of an underlying civil action. Following jury and bench trials in favor of the client, the court awarded nearly all damages sought as well as more than $646,000 in prejudgment interest.
Secured Unconditional Defense Coverage from Insurer for Client
Client company and its executives were sued by a former employee for various claims arising from allegations of sexual harassment. The client’s insurer denied coverage. After prevailing upon the insurer to withdraw its disclaimer, the insurer agreed to provide an unconditional defense and indemnity for the claims against the client.
Summary Judgment on $21+ Million Vexatious Refusal Claim
Secured summary judgment for insurer regarding in a high-stakes insurance coverage/vexatious refusal action arising from a class action. The plaintiff had sought more than $21 million from the insurer client ostensibly for damages incurred litigating and settling an $80+ million consumer class action suit alleging violations of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Assisted Multiple Clients in Missouri Medical Marijuana Application, Licensure Process
Assisted multiple clients in drafting and submitting numerous applications for medical marijuana facility licenses to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Opposition to Temporary Restraining Order for Freight Company
Defended a Canadian freight company against an emergency motion for temporary restraining order (TRO) demanding immediate return of leased trailers. Prepared a response and affidavit under very limited time constraints, and successfully argued in opposition to the motion for TRO. The judge denied the TRO, which would have caused serious harm to our client and its customers if granted.
Successful Licensure for Client in Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry
Assisted our client in preparing detailed applications for licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in an intensely competitive process under Illinois’s 2014 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Over 370 applications were filed in Illinois for just 81 licenses. Our client won a license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Chicago.