$80 million settlement

In Elsea v. U.S. Engineering Co., a circuit court judge denied class certification in a lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure during the remodeling of the Jackson County (Mo.) Courthouse. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader argued the appeal at the Missouri Court of Appeals. The appellate court remanded the case, the class was certified, and ultimately the matter resolved for an $80 million settlement.

$38 million verdict

In Maddison Schmidt v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader represented Ms. Schmidt and her family who had received a $38 million jury verdict in a personal injury lawsuit. The company appealed. Our firm successfully protected their verdict before the Missouri Court of Appeals, which affirmed the result at the lower court.

$13 million settlement

In Leonberger v. MUSIC and United Educators, the firm represented a school bus driver whose insurance companies had wrongfully denied him coverage for an accident. We established before the Court of Appeals that one of the insurers was actually an excess carrier even though it claimed it was just a reinsurer that owed no duties to our client.  We also secured the affirmance of the trial court’s decision that the insurance policy covered the bus driver for the accident.  The case resulted in a settlement of $13 million. 

Police officer appeals

In State of Missouri v. Christopher Eric Hunt, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader represented Mr. Hunt, a police officer who was found guilty of assault, burglary and property damage in connection with the pursuit of a methamphetamine dealer. The litigation went all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court, which dismissed two of the charges. Ultimately, Mr. Hunt served no jail time and was reinstated on the police force.