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SAKG Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict in Hip Surgery Bleed Trial

On September 21, 2018, partners Todd Scharnhorst and Bret Clark achieved a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case they tried in the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas. Following a total hip replacement, the plaintiff experienced massive blood loss in the hip and thigh and was alleged to have developed compartment syndrome.  Plaintiff […]

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SAKG Partners Honored in Best Lawyers in America

SAKG is pleased to announce that three of our partners —Jim Griffin, Todd Scharnhorst, and Jeff Kennard — were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America again this year.  Jim was recognized in three practice areas:  “bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation.  Todd and Jeff were recognized in the areas of personal […]

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SAKG Prevails in Eighth Circuit Appeal

On August 9, 2018, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order confirming an arbitrator’s award of more than $916,000 in attorney’s fees to SAKG’s client. The opposing party raised several arguments in an attempt to vacate the arbitrator’s award, including that the arbitrator allegedly “disregarded Missouri law” and therefore “exceeded his […]

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SAKG Achieves Unanimous Defense Verdict in FELA Case in Wyandotte County, Kansas

On July 29, 2018, Scott Ast and Paula Brown obtained a unanimous defense verdict in an FELA case.  The case was tried to a jury in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas. Plaintiff was a sheet metal worker who claimed a head and neck injury caused by a head strike at a diesel shop.  […]

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SAKG Achieves Defense Verdict in FELA Wrongful Death Case in Wyandotte County, Kansas

On February 1, 2018, Jim Griffin along with co-counsel William Floyd and Randy Jordan obtained a defense verdict in a FELA wrongful death case in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas. The plaintiff claimed her husband was exposed to asbestos and diesel fumes which caused him to develop lung cancer. The decedent was a […]

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Bret Clark Promoted to Partner

SAKG is pleased to announce that Bret Clark has been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2018.  Bret focuses his practice in the area of health care litigation.

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SAKG Obtains Defense Verdict in Insurance Coverage Dispute in Jackson County, Missouri

Partner Jim Griffin secured a defense verdict for SAKG’s insurance company client in a case claiming coverage for the costs of cleanup of groundwater contamination.  The case was tried to a jury from October 3 to November 17 in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. The plaintiff, an international manufacturing company, claimed that beginning […]

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SAKG Obtains Multi-Million Dollar Arbitration Award

Partner Jim Griffin obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award for a local hospital against an insurance company for failure to pay claims. The arbitration was before a three-lawyer panel here in Kansas City.

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SAKG Achieves Unanimous Defense Verdict in Cass County, Missouri

Jeff Kennard and Todd Scharnhorst achieved a unanimous defense verdict in a pharmacy malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cass County, Missouri. The plaintiff alleged SAKG’s client failed to fill a prescription following gastrointestinal surgery,  resulting in surgical site failure, a near-fatal bleed, and the need for emergent operative invention. The patient later required […]

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SAKG Obtains Defense Verdict on Employment Discrimination Suit in Jackson County, Missouri

On April 20, 2017, Brent Coverdale and Lisa Bolliger obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a local police department and its Chief on claims of gender discrimination brought by four men.  The case was tried to a jury in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. The plaintiffs were sergeants with the Kansas City, […]

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