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Search results include verdicts, dismissals, summary judgments, appellate rulings and other successful results achieved on behalf of the clients we serve. The outcomes described are representative examples, not a complete list, of results achieved.  Past results afford no guarantee of future results.

BSCR Obtains Unanimous Jury Verdict for Retail Gas Station Client

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice obtained a defense verdict against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Office of the Attorney General after a two-week jury trial in Jackson County, Missouri at Kansas City.
Related Services: Retail; Toxic/Mass Tort & Environmental
Attorneys: Bryan E. Mouber and Sonia E. Johnson

BSCR Obtains Jury Verdict for Insurance Client in Breach of Contract Action

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice obtained a verdict in favor of client Western Surety Company on a breach of contract action against T&L Zarda, LLC, Tim Zarda and Lisa Zarda. The case arose out of the Zardas’ request that Western Surety Company issue a development bond guaranteeing...
Related Services: Construction; Commercial; and Construction, Fidelity & Surety
Attorneys: James Scott Kreamer and Noemi Donovan

BSCR Wins Supreme Court Dismissal of Missouri Merchandising Practices Act Class Action

In a Missouri Merchandising Practices Act case in which the plaintiff class alleged that our automotive client had engaged in misrepresentation when it described certain vehicles as luxury or premium vehicles (among other similar statements), when...
Related Services: Automotive; Product Liability
Attorneys: John W. Cowden and David M. Eisenberg

Accurate Case Assessment at Mediation and Positive Trial Outcome

BSCR successfully defended a bad faith insurance claim in Missouri state court. Mediated shortly before trial, we evaluated the settlement value of the claim at $225,000 and offered that amount at the mediation. Prior to mediation...
Related Services: Insurance
Attorneys: James R. Jarrow and Martha Charepoo

BSCR scores U.S. Supreme Court win in preemption case

BSCR’s health insurer client was sued in Missouri state court in 2011, by a plaintiff who suffered injuries in a car accident. Plaintiff was a federal government employee, whose insurance program fell under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA), a statute with
Related Services: Healthcare; Insurance
Attorneys: Thomas N. Sterchi and David M. Eisenberg

BSCR Scores Win for Retailer at Trial

BSCR defended a retailer sued by a shopper who was struck by a falling object. Plaintiff claimed a cervical injury that resulted in a cervical fusion. Plaintiff claimed permanent range of motion limitations in her neck due to the fusion.
Related Services: Retail; Personal Injury Defense; and Premises Liability
Attorneys: James R. Jarrow and Melesa N. Johnson

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