The Bale brothers sued Allison as the executor of her deceased husband's estate, along with the Fletcher brothers (the decedent's nephews) when they were named in the Last Will, but the decedent had quit-claimed the property to the Fletchers before he died.
DKS Const. Mgmt. v. Real Estate Improvement Co., LLC
Construction & Development
Dec 02, 2004
My client prevailed (Real Estate Improvement)
Owner of property defeated a claim of lien voluntarily released and then refiled with permission of trial court. Appellate court upheld our theory that the lien was a security that could not be re-filed outside 90 days.
Brawley v. Rouhfar
Employment & Labor
Jan 01, 2010
Appeal of negative trial outcome led to success on the issue of survival of defamation claim to all non-governmental persons, and likely success on that issue at trial led to settlement of the wage claim.
This was a wage claim case in which the employer asserted criminal activity of the wage claimant employee when she demanded her final paycheck. Some allegations were made to the government, some to others.
Jones v. King and State Farm
Jan 01, 1998
The MO court of appeals - Western District - agreed that one cannot recover against a bond for a loss that occurred prior to issuance of the bond.
I represented State Farm successfully at trial and on appeal. The bonded representative of the incompetent's estate obtained the bond AFTER the settlement proceeds from his successful lawsuit had been spent. Her successor sued the surety, whom I represented.