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John Cowden, Co-Chair of BSCR, is a locally and nationally recognized litigator and trial lawyer who has obtained successful results in hundreds of cases for his clients. Having defended claims in numerous major jury trials in various states, he has been selected as a “Dean of the Trial Bar” in the Kansas City area.  
 
John has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, for his work in Aviation Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.
 
Although he relishes the challenge and drama of the courtroom, his greatest satisfaction comes from achieving a good outcome for the client at an early stage for a reasonable cost.
 
Examples of cases handled within the last two years include:
  • Jointly defended hospital supply manufacturer in federal court antitrust case resulting in summary judgment in favor of client—affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtained appellate reversal of a jury verdict against an automobile manufacturer in a class action involving alleged product defects.
  • Obtained dismissal of an aircraft parts supplier with no payment in a product liability wrongful death case in Missouri.
  • Obtained dismissal of aircraft engine manufacturer with no payment in a product liability wrongful death case in Missouri.
  • Current defense of aerospace industry manufacturer in wrongful death action in New Jersey.
  • Current defense of claims against major commercial airlines in federal and state court.
  • Current defense of aircraft engine manufacturer in series of wrongful death cases arising from crash in central Kansas.
  • Current representation of international automobile manufacturer and seller in series of consumer fraud actions in Missouri and Kansas.
 

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, JD
  • Missouri State University, BA

Memberships & Activities

  • Former Assistant Attorney General of State of Missouri
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Past President, Chapter of Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Faculty Member
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Ross Roberts Inn of Court, Master
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Former Chair of Product Liability Committee
  • The Missouri Bar
    • Former Vice Chair, Federal Courts Committee and Vice Chair,Torts Committee
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Former Chair of Federal Courts Committee

Publications

  • Contributing author: Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) Consumer Fraud 50 State Survey, Section on Missouri Law.
  • Contributing author: ALFA International Product Liability Law Practice Group Compendium of Product Liability Law Issues, 2004, Section on Missouri Law.
  • "Why General Jurisdiction Requires a More Specific Standard" (International Association of Defense Counsel, Aviation & Space Law Committee Newsletter, May 2002).
  • “The Air Carrier Access Act: A Case Study” (International Association of Defense Counsel, Aviation & Space Law Committee Newsletter).
  • “Protective Orders: Ten Commandments for the Defense.” (International Association of Defense Counsel, Aviation Newsletter).

Presentations

  • IADC Trial Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Ten Commandments on the Use of Protective Orders, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Ethical Considerations in Class Action Settlements, (PLAC) Orlando, Florida.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Defense Perspective, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
  • Federal Preemption (IADC), Greenbrier, West Virginia.
  • Affirmative Defenses in Sports Related Cases (IADC), LaQuinta, California.
  • Affirmative Use of NTSB Reports (IADC Aviation), Monterey, California.
  • Use of Suicide Defense (DRI), San Diego, California.
  • Panel Discussion on the Role of Insurer, Insured and Outside Counsel (DRI), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • E-Discovery, National Electrical Manufacturers Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Trial Counsel Duties in E-Discovery, Palm Desert Springs, California.
  • Lessons Learned in the Courtroom, ALFA Product Liability Seminar, Nashville, TN.
  • ABOTA Master's In Trial Demonstration, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The Trial of a Products Liability Lawsuit, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The Trial of a Products Liability Lawsuit, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • How to Try a Civil Lawsuit, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Proper Use of Jury Instructions (Federal Court Seminar), Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Utilization of Local Rules (Federal Court Seminar), Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Jury Innovations, District Court en banc, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Jury Innovations, District Court en banc, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • The New "But For" Causation Rule in Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The New Comparative Fault Rule in Missouri (Missouri Bar), Springfield, Missouri.
  • Missouri Evidence Restated (Relevancy - 401, 402), Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Missouri Evidence Restated (Relevancy - 401, 402), Columbia, Missouri.
  • The New Federal Local Rules (UMC Law School), Columbia, Missouri.
  • The Economic Impact of Civil Litigation, University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Awards & Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, 2008-present
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 2012-present
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
    • Commercial Litigation (2012-present)
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2013-present)
    • Aviation Law (2014-present)
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2017-present)
    • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2018-present)
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2005-present
    • Top 50 Kansas City Attorney (2005-2009, 2011-2012, 2014)
    • Top 100 Kansas City Attorney (2005-2016)
  • Recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Inaugural "ICON" Award, 2018
  • Recipient of the Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar" Award, 2006 and 2017
  • Recipient of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association "Dean of the Trial Bar" Award, 2010
  • Recipient of the Kansas City Missouri Bar “Congenial Counselor” Award, 2008
  • Order of Barristers Honorary Initiate - University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law, 2006
  • Elected to "An International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers"

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Nineteen Baker Sterchi Attorneys

11.15.19 | Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been named to the 2019 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The named attorneys include...

Baker Sterchi Recognized in 2020 U.S. News Best Law Firms

11.01.19 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice has been recognized with national and metropolitan rankings in U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms 2020. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition) Recognizes Fourteen Baker Sterchi Lawyers

08.20.19 | Fourteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© across numerous practice areas.

BSCR's Thomas Sterchi and John Cowden Recognized as Product Liability Defense Leaders

06.19.19 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Members Thomas Sterchi and John Cowden have been recognized as leaders in defending product liability claims in Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2019. The guide includes a total of 593 practitioners from 32 countries around the globe, each recognized for...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and Attorneys Earn Recognition as Leaders in Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2019

04.30.19 | The 2019 edition of the Chambers Guide to the Top Lawyers and Law Firms in the USA (Chambers USA) recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and attorneys John Cowden and Paul Venker as a leader in general commercial litigation.

Super Lawyers Recognizes Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys

11.15.18 | Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

08.15.18 | Fourteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® across numerous practice areas.

John Cowden Recognized as a 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award Recipient

05.29.18 | Missouri Lawyers Weekly has recognized Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney John Cowden as a 2018 ICON Award recipient. Cowden is one of 25 attorneys from around the state to receive the award, which honors...

Two BSCR Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Defending Product Liability Matters

05.15.18 | The 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys Thomas Sterchi and John Cowden as leaders in defending product liability claims.

Chambers USA Recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and John W. Cowden

05.08.18 | The 2018 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as a leading firm and John Cowden as a leading attorney in the category of General Commercial Litigation – Kansas City & Surrounds.

2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Eight Baker Sterchi Attorneys

11.15.17 | Eight Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication.

John Cowden Named to Kansas City Business Journal "Best of the Bar" List

10.12.17 | the Kansas City Business Journal has named John Cowden to its 2017 "Best of the Bar" list recognizing top attorneys in the area.

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers

08.16.17 | Seven Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers have been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA

06.07.17 | The 2017 edition of Chambers USA has recognized Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and firm attorneys as leaders in the category of Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds.

Eight Baker Sterchi Attorneys Included in 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Publication

11.03.16 | Eight Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys Included in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08.15.16 | Six Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers are included in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice and Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2016

06.03.16 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice has been recognized by Chambers & Partners in Chambers USA 2016 (Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds) for its good reputation in defending insurance, product liability and class action matters, as well as for

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys Selected to the 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List

10.12.15 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC is pleased to announce that seven lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

08.17.15 | Four Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers are recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America...

Seven Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys Selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List

10.09.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC is pleased to announce that seven lawyers have been named to the 2014 Edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. . .

John Cowden Selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 and Kansas City Area Top 50 Lists

10.09.14 | John Cowden has been selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 and Kansas City Area Top 50 Lists. . .

Four Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List

08.18.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

BSCR Attorneys Named to 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List

10.14.13 | John Cowden, David Eisenberg, Scott Kreamer, Patrick Lysaught, Hal Meltzer, Thomas Rice, Shawn Rogers and Thomas Sterchi have been named to the 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List.

John Cowden Named to 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 List

10.14.13 | John Cowden has been named to the 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 List. Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Cowden Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

08.15.13 | John Cowden has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion in the publication based solely on the vote of their peers. Cowden was selected for inclusion in the practice areas of Aviation Law, Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Cowden and Seigfreid Recognized by Chambers USA

07.15.13 | John Cowden and James T. Seigfreid have been recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business Guide for their work in general commercial litigation in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. . .

Two BSCR Members Selected to International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2013

07.08.13 | Tom Sterchi and John Cowden have been selected to The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2013. . .

BSCR Recognized as one of the 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States

12.17.12 | BSCR has been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States for having at least one-third of all firm attorneys rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an evaluation of a lawyer's ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. . .

BSCR Attorneys Named to 2013 Best Lawyers in America

11.01.12 | John Cowden, James Scott Kreamer, and Thomas Sterchi have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion in the publication based solely on the vote of their peers. . .

BSCR Attorneys Named to 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List

10.19.12 | John Cowden, David Eisenberg, James Jarrow, Patrick Lysaught, Thomas Rice, Thomas Sterchi, and Kara Stubbs have been named to the 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List. The Super Lawyers publication recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. . .

Cowden Named to 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 List

10.19.12 | John Cowden has been named to the 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 List. Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. . .

Cowden Named to 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Kansas City Area Top 50 List

10.19.12 | John Cowden has been named to the 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Kansas City Area Top 50 List. Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. . .

Cowden and Sterchi Recognized as Leading Product Liability Defense Attorneys

07.09.12 | John Cowden and Thomas Sterchi have been recognized as leading product liability defense attorneys in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers. The Who’s Who Legal publication selects recipients based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.

Cowden and Seigfreid Recognized by Chambers and Partners USA

06.25.12 | John Cowden and James T. Seigfreid have been recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide. Chambers USA ranks leading firms and lawyers in numerous practice areas throughout the United States, utilizing a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers to conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. . .

Cowden and Sterchi Recognized in Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers

04.27.12 | BSCR attorneys John Cowden and Tom Sterchi have been recognized in the 2012 Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers as pre-eminent figures in global product liability litigation law. Cowden and Sterchi were both recognized in the 2010 Guide, which is printed every two years.

BSCR Attorneys Listed in 2011 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine

12.20.11 | John Cowden, David Eisenberg, James Jarrow, Patrick Lysaught, Thomas Rice, James T. Seigfreid, Thomas Sterchi and Kara Trouslot Stubbs were listed in the 2011 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Shawn Rogers and Caroline Tinsley were listed on the list of Rising Stars (attorneys who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice 10 years or less). . .

Sterchi and Cowden Selected to Who's Who in Product Liability Defence

10.04.11 | Tom Sterchi and John Cowden were both selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of “The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers” published by Who’s Who Legal.

Cowden and Sterchi Selected to Best Lawyers in America

10.04.11 | John Cowden and Tom Sterchi have been selected as U.S. News 2011-2012 “Best Lawyers.” Cowden ws selected in the area of Commercial Litigation and Sterchi in the area of Product Liability Litigation.

Cowden and Sterchi Recognized in Product Liability Expert Guide

09.24.10 | John Cowden and Tom Sterchi are included in Legal Media Group's 2010 "Product Liability Expert Guide". Only 18 Missouri attorneys are included in the guide, which is described by Legal Media Group as an indispensable source of guidance for in-house counsel in large corporations worldwide. . .

Cowden and Seigfreid Recognized in Chambers USA

07.13.10 | John Cowden and Tom Seigfreid are included in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA. The publication praises John as a "very smart and effective practitioner" and Tom as a "much admired expert" on complex products liability and warranty litigation. . .

Certifications

  • Approved outside mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri MAP program.

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC Announces New Management

01.16.14 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC has named Thomas N. Sterchi and John W. Cowden as Co-Chairmen and James Scott Kreamer as Managing Member of the firm.

Cowden Speaks at Conference on Missouri Class Action Developments

11.16.12 | John Cowden was one of several attorneys that spoke at a recent Class Action Conference in Tennessee. Cowden spoke on class action developments and trends in Missouri, including developments in settlements, e-discovery, attorney fee awards, and consumer fraud act decisions with an emphasis on significant automotive lawsuits.

Baker Sterchi Executive Director Passes ALA President's Gavel

04.27.12 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Executive Director Karen Griggs has served as the President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) for the last year. ALA is the largest international association of professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies, with nearly 10,000 members in 30 countries. . .

Stubbs and Cowden to Participate in ALFA Product Liability Seminar

09.26.11 | Kara Stubbs and John Cowden participated in the recent ALFA Product Liability Seminar held in Nashville, TN. Stubbs was the program chair and Cowden participated on a breakout session panel entitled "Juror Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Corporate Defendants" at the 2011 ALFA Product Liability Seminar. . .

Cowden Attends Second Annual LCLD Membership Meeting

09.19.11 | As the firm's liaison with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member John Cowden attended the LCLD's Second Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC., September 14-16. The LCLD was formed in 2009 and is...

Results

BSCR Obtains Dismissal of State Environmental Claim Against Automaker

BSCR, working with our client's national counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, obtained dismissal of a case filed by the State of Missouri, which sought more than $1 billion in damages. The Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis held that the state environmental claims were preempted by the "clear language" of the federal Clean Air Act.

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...

BSCR Obtains No-Payment Dismissal in Wrongful Death Plane Crash for Aircraft Component Part Manufacturer

In this Lawrence County, Missouri wrongful death airplane crash action, plaintiff’s allegations of failure to warn, breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty against our aircraft component part manufacturing client were rejected by the court in favor of BSCR’s argument that the statute of limitations had expired and plaintiff had failed to state a claim, resulting in a no-payment dismissal of the action.

BSCR Obtains Summary Judgment on Behalf of County Government in Claim Involving Helicopter

In this St. Louis City action, plaintiff’s decedent was killed in a motor vehicle accident when a stolen vehicle collided into decedent’s vehicle. Plaintiff alleged that the driver of the vehicle was being pursued by police at the time of the crash, including a county helicopter operated by a pilot officer. BSCR obtained ...

Missouri Court of Appeals reverses trial court, ruling in favor of BSCR’s automotive client, and ordering judgment notwithstanding verdict

In a class action brought by plaintiffs in Missouri state court, alleging certain vehicles had defective dashboards, and that our automotive client misrepresented the vehicles to consumers, the Circuit Court of Jackson County originally certified a Missouri class, for claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and breach of express warranty and implied warranty.

BSCR scores win in $200M antitrust suit involving medical and surgical supplies for acute care providers

BSCR’s health care services company client and another defendant were sued in Kansas Federal Court in 2012 by a competitor alleging antitrust tying and exclusive dealing.

No-Payment Dismissal Obtained for Component Part Client in Wrongful Death Plane Crash Action

In this Western District of Missouri product liability wrongful death action involving a plane crash in Australia with 14 fatalities, a third-party action for contribution was filed against our component part manufacturing client by one of the defendants to the action. Upon that defendant’s settlement with plaintiff, BSCR secured ...

Dismissal Obtained for Component Part Manufacturer in Commercial Airline Crash Case

In this action, survivors of a commercial airline crash in Chile filed numerous claims in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas for physical and emotional damages alleging the crash was caused by a defective deicing system. BSCR obtained a dismissal of all claims against our client, a deicing component part manufacturer, following minimal discovery and mediation with no payment by our client.

BSCR Procures Dismissal for Component Part Manufacturer in Airplane Crash Case

BSCR successfully procured the dismissal of our component part manufacturing client in an action involving claimed defects in a component part allegedly causing the crash of a single engine aircraft and death of the pilot. The no-payment dismissal was procured by BSCR in this Rutherford County, Tennessee case prior to the close of discovery.

Summary Judgment Entered in Favor of BSCR Client in Wrongful Death Product Liability Action

BSCR obtained summary judgment for our client, the manufacturer of a GPS system, in a wrongful death product liability action filed in Jefferson County, Missouri. Plaintiff alleged the manufacturer's GPS unit, which was mounted to the interior of a truck windshield at the time of the fatal accident, caused a dangerous windshield obstruction. . .

Summary Judgment Entered In Favor of BSCR Insurance Client

BSCR obtained summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri in a $1 million declaratory judgment and equitable contribution action brought against an insurance client (the professional liability E&O insurer for an elevator inspector whose negligent inspection of a grain mill manlift resulted in the death of a firefighter) by another insurer (the CGL insurer for the elevator inspector). The summary judgment in favor of our client was affirmed on appeal.

Favorable Settlement Negotiated on Behalf of International Airport in Premises Liability Case

BSCR negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of our client, an international airport, in an action filed in Platte County, Missouri in which plaintiff, an airline passenger, alleged injuries sustained due to dangerous property conditions at the airport.

Dismissal Obtained for Component Part Manufacturer in Airplane Crash Case

In this Baltimore County, Maryland action plaintiffs alleged an avionics product caused the crash of a single engine aircraft resulting in multiple deaths. BSCR obtained a no payment dismissal of all claims against our client, an aircraft component part manufacturer, before the close of discovery.

BSCR Achieves Favorable Settlement for Part Manufacturer in Wrongful Death Plane Crash Action

A favorable settlement was achieved for our client in a wrongful death plane crash action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Plaintiffs alleged a defective deicing system caused a crash near Moscow, Russia resulting in multiple deaths. . .

Favorable Settlement Negotiated for Engine Manufacturing Client in Wrongful Death Plane Crash Case

A favorable settlement was obtained in a Franklin County, Missouri case involving wrongful deaths due to an airplane crash alleged to have been caused by engine failure on takeoff. Although a multi-million dollar jury verdict was entered, the claims against our aircraft engine manufacturing client were dismissed before trial due to the successful negotiation of a settlement for a nominal payment by our client.

BSCR Secures Defense Verdict on Behalf of Commercial Airline in Discrimination Case

BSCR obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a commercial airline in a discrimination case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Plaintiffs, two passengers on the flight, filed discrimination claims against our client for statements made by a flight attendant. . .

No-Payment Dismissal of Claims Secured for Product Supplier in Wrongful Death Jet Crash

BSCR secured dismissal of our client, a hydraulics system product supplier, in a case in which plaintiffs sued multiple parties alleging mechanical defects in the hydraulic system of a jet airliner causing the crash and death of all passengers and crewmembers. The case, filed in Cook County, Illinois, included mechanical, electrical and hydraulic engineering issues. . .

Favorable Settlement Obtained on Behalf of Component Part Manufacturer in Helicopter Crash Case

BSCR obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a helicopter part manufacturer in a case filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in which plaintiff alleged a defectively designed helicopter component part resulted in the crash of a medical emergency helicopter. BSCR's defense of the case was based on pilot error due to flying in foggy conditions.

Summary Judgment Obtained on Behalf of Life Flight Medical Service Provider in Helicopter Crash Case

BSCR's defense of a life flight medical service provider in a Jackson County, Missouri action resulted in summary judgment for our client. In this action, plaintiff alleged a defective turbine engine in a helicopter caused the helicopter to crash during a medical emergency evacuation. After extensive discovery, including document production in France, summary judgment was entered on behalf of our client. . .