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SAKG Achieves Unanimous Defense Verdict in $4 Million Trade Secrets Trial in Oregon Federal Court

On August 9, 2019, partner Scott Ast won a unanimous defense verdict in Oregon federal court in a case involving claims of misappropriated trade secrets and tortious interference. The plaintiff, a loan servicing company and subsidiary of a large debt collection firm, alleged that SAKG’s client misappropriated trade secrets related to student loan servicing software […]

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SAKG Deepens Its Growing Commercial Litigation Practice

SAKG is pleased to announce that Cameron Grant has joined Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC as an associate attorney.  Cameron will focus his practice in commercial litigation. Cameron is a 2007 graduate of New York University School of Law.  While at NYU, he served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Liberty […]

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SAKG Wins $6 Million Verdict For Kansas City Small Business

On May 6, 2019, Brent Coverdale, Paula Brown, and Andrew Lewis achieved a unanimous jury verdict for SAKG’s client in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. The jury unanimously awarded SAKG’s client over $6 million in damages (over $525,000 in actual damages and over $5.5 million in punitive damages) on claims for breach of […]

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SAKG Welcomes Three New Litigation Partners

SAKG is pleased to announce that Collin B. Altieri, Sean P. Hamer, and Craig M. Leff have joined the firm as partners. Prior to joining SAKG, Collin was a partner with Polsinelli PC where he focused his practice in medical malpractice defense. Sean and Craig, both of whom were formerly partners with the Yeretsky and […]

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SAKG Partners Recognized in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that five SAKG lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a national directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection process includes a statewide survey […]

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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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