More than eight years after the Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City, Missouri was rocked by a gas line explosion that destroyed JJ's Restaurant, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that utility-locating company USIC has no duty to indemnify natural gas company Spire....
Brett Simon represents companies of all sizes and industries in personal injury cases and commercial disputes at all stages of litigation. Whether it’s a pre-suit investigation, a wrongful death claim, a breach of contract, a serious injury, or a consumer protection issue, Brett draws upon his broad base of litigation experience to efficiently reach a favorable resolution. Recognizing that litigation is a team effort, Brett works collaboratively with the other professionals on his team to develop the best strategy available. Brett also takes a pro-active approach to his clients’ goals by using amicus briefs in key appellate cases to encourage changes in precedent or new interpretations of law.
Successfully negotiated a walk-away settlement on behalf of a non-profit organization sued by a vendor
Obtained successful appellate affirmance of defense verdict in medical malpractice case, with the unanimous opinion issued only twelve days after oral argument
Obtained successful appellate affirmance of defense verdict in a breach of warranty case involving issues of first impression related to an insurance company’s subrogation rights
Obtained voluntary dismissal of client after a filing summary judgment motion in a case with multi-million dollar exposure potential.
10.19.20 | Brett Simon joins Baker Sterchi's Kansas City office as an associate attorney, representing companies in personal injury cases and commercial disputes. He has over five years of experience handling pre-suit investigations, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, breach of contract actions, and consumer protection issues.
10.05.21 | More than eight years after the Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City, Missouri was rocked by a gas line explosion that destroyed JJ's Restaurant, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that utility-locating company USIC has no duty to indemnify natural gas company Spire.
10.20.20 | In Orsatti v. Allstate, the Western District of Texas remanded a COVID-19 business interruption coverage case back to state court, finding the lawsuit properly stated a cause of action against the individual claims adjuster. The adjuster, who was alleged to have failed to fully investigate the insured's business interruption claim before issuing a denial, was a citizen of the same state as the insured thereby depriving the federal court of subject matter jurisdiction.
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