April 15, 2021 Update: Dalbey v. Gokhale, M.D.
The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has affirmed the trial court’s decision in Dalbey v. Gokhale, M.D., a case tried in 2019 by Brian Burge and Jana Richards, which resulted in the 3rd largest defense verdict for that year. The case involved allegations against an ER physician concerning a purported failure to …
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April 15, 2021 Dalbey v. Gokhale, M.D., et al.
As part of the continuing effort and commitment of SWRS to effectively serve its clients even during these trying times, a number of attorneys in the firm recently appeared before the appellate courts in both Kansas and Missouri to present oral arguments via a virtual platform. SWRS remains intent on pursuing all avenues to protect …
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February 26, 2021 Court Operations During COVID-19
As most of you know, the number of COVID-19 cases are spiking throughout the United States, including the Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri metropolitan areas. Several courts have recently issued orders suspending jury trials and in-person court operations in light of the spread of COVID-19. Below is a summary of how the courts …
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February 26, 2021 Legal Alert
Legal Alert: Chris Staley and Jeff Baker recently obtained judgment on the pleadings in defending a local property owner in a premises liability case. Staley and Baker successfully argued that the plaintiff had released her claims against the property owner according to a prior settlement agreement.