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Todd Christopher Werts

Todd Werts’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Chavez v. WIS Holding Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56138 (S.D. Cal. 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Date:
    Jun 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    California state-wide class action settlement.
    Description:
    Final approval granted to California state-wide class action seeking unpaid wages, overtime, and statutory wage and hour penalties.
  • Stephenson v. Info. Providers, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52261 (D. Minn. 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    May 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled on a class-wide basis.
    Description:
    Court granted nationwide, final certification of FLSA collective action.
  • Sharpe v. APAC Customer Servs., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1671 (W.D. Wis. 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Date:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled on a class-wide basis.
    Description:
    Court certified FLSA collective action to recover unpaid overtime for nationwide class of call center customer service representatives.
  • Schleipfer v. Mitek Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64042 (E.D. Mo. 2007)

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    Case settled to the satisfaction of all parties.
    Description:
    Court certified FLSA collective action in case claiming nationwide misclassification of certain employees as exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA under the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions.
  • Medical Benefits obtained for injured worker

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Outcome:
    Temporary award ordering medical benefits affirmed by Missouri Labor & Industrial Relations Commission
    Description:
    Client was injured while moving a roll of carpet at work which caused a hernia. Unfortunately, when the employee went into work, he was diagnosed with cancer that had to be treated first. When the cancer treatment was finished, the employer refused to provide hernia treatment. A temporary hearing was held. After the trial, the administrative law judge awarded medical benefits. The employer appealed, but the award was affirmed by the Commission.
  • Two years of temporary total disability benefits obtained

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    May 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Over two years of TTD recovered for client.
    Description:
    Client received a hernia while moving a roll of carpet at work. Unfortunately, when the employee went into work, he was diagnosed with cancer that had to be treated first. When the cancer treatment was finished, the employer refused to provide hernia treatment. A temporary hearing was held where medical benefits were awarded. The employer appealed, but the award was affirmed by the Commission. Our client was able to eventually have surgery and was released to return to work 108 weeks after he was released from cancer treatment. Our office sought, and recovered, over two years of TTD benefits for our client at a final hearing.
  • Policy-limit recovery for injured pedestrian.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jun 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Policy-limit settlement.
    Description:
    Our client was crossing a downtown Columbia street when he was struck by a car making a left-hand turn. Our client was a wheelchair-bound young man who had severed his spinal cord during a car accident 15 years earlier. Our client, who was paralyzed from the mid-chest down, had limited medical bills, but the injuries he sustained caused permanent damage to several parts of his body. When the client came to our office, he already had a modest offer from the insurance company. After our office became involved, our client ultimately resolved his case for the overall policy-limit of the defendant driver which was several times more than his original offer.
  • Policy-limit settlement of wrongful death case

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Outcome:
    Policy limit settlement under one insurance policy and post-trial settlement under the other.
    Description:
    Lear Werts LLP represented the family of a young woman who tragically died from injuries she sustained in a car crash when the driver of the car lost control and the vehicle struck a tree. In this case, there were issues over what insurance policy provided coverage for the car accident. Ultimately, Lear Werts was able to recover from both the insurance company of the driver and the car dealership that owned the car. The case was resolved for a policy-limit settlement prior to trial in the wrongful death lawsuit that we filed in the Saline County Circuit Court in Marshall, Missouri. Our law firm also defended a declaratory judgment action filed by the driver’s insurance company. That insurance company had denied that the car insurance policy they had issued provided coverage. That case was negotiated to a settlement after trial.