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....
John T. Brooks is an Associate in the firm's St. Louis office with a practice focused on the defense of personal injury, premises and product liability matters. Prior to joining Baker Sterchi, John represented governmental entities in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri in 2018 with honors as a member of the Order of Barristers.
Second chaired jury trial in wrongful death case resulting in defense trial verdict on all counts, featured in “Top Wins in 2019” list published annually by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Argued appeal before Missouri Western District Court of Appeals
Obtained summary judgment in case alleging violations of Eighth Amendment rights
Obtained summary judgment in case alleging violations of First Amendment rights
02.15.21 | John Brooks joins Baker Sterchi's St. Louis office as an associate. His practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, premises and product liability matters. Prior to joining Baker Sterchi, he represented governmental entities in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court.
08.10.21 | In Rose v. Verizon Wireless Services, LLC, the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals held that an arbitration provision was not enforceable because the contract at issue was an unenforceable contract of adhesion and did not match the reasonable expectations of the parties.
07.29.21 | The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, recently weighed in on time-limited settlement demands, finding that a counteroffer constitutes rejection and a new offer in the context of settlement demands made pursuant to RSMo Sections 408.040 and 537.058.
04.30.21 | The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District recently reversed a Circuit Court decision that denied a corporate defendant's motion to compel arbitration, finding arbitration clauses are enforceable under Missouri law, even when they are more favorable to one party, provided there is consideration on both sides.
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