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We are proven in the courtroom with results in both Plaintiff and Defendant cases.
June 4, 2014
$3 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH NEGLIGENT NURSING HOME
Tom Wagstaff, Jr. represented the surviving spouse and son of a 75-year-old nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s disease who was left unattended, wandered away from the nursing home, and tragically drowned in a creek two miles away.
January 27, 2012
DEFENSE VERDICT – ALLEGED NEGLIGENT PLACEMENT OF A COMPONENT DURING A HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Marc Erickson and Vanessa Gross successfully defended our client, a local orthopedic surgeon, in a jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged that negligent placement of a component during a total hip replacement surgery caused subsequent dislocations and subsequent revision surgeries.
September 8, 2014
$590.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN PRIVATE EQUITY ANTITRUST CASE
Working with several law firms nationwide, Ty Hudson and other Wagstaff & Cartmell attorneys played a pivotal role in securing a $590 million combined class action settlement, contingent on federal court approval, of antitrust claims against seven private equity firms, including Bain Capital, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, K.K.R., Silver Lake, and TPG.
October 13, 2011
DEFENSE VERDICT – ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT TUBO-OVARIAN ABSCESS DURING PREGNANCY
Brandon Henry and Sarah Ruane successfully defended our client, a local obstetrician/gynecologist, in a jury trial in which the plaintiffs made claims of alleged failure to diagnose and treat an infectious process in a patient during pregnancy.
July 17, 2012
$10 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROPERTY DAMAGE
Wagstaff & Cartmell, on behalf of a class of Northwest Missouri landowners, reached a $10 million class action settlement with an engineering firm. The case involved allegations that Prime Tanning, a St. Joseph tannery, distributed tannery sludge containing hexavalent chromium produced from its tanning operations to landowners to use as fertilizer in four Missouri counties from 1983 through 2009.
August 27, 2013
DEFENSE VERDICT – RUPTURED APPENDIX COMPLICATIONS
Jonathan Kieffer and Brandon Henry successfully defended a family practice physician in a five-day jury trial in Douglas County, Kansas, in which the plaintiff asserted a claim of medical negligence and sought $3.3 million in damages.
June 12, 2013
$20.25 MILLION CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN RE POTASH ANTITRUST LITIGATION (N.D. ILL.)
Wagstaff & Cartmell represented a class of indirect purchasers, mostly farmers and agribusinesses. Our trial attorneys obtained a class action settlement, approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in the total amount of $20.25 million from the major North American and foreign producers of potash fertilizer.
August 9, 2013
DEFENSE VERDICT – POST-OP EPIDURAL HEMATOMA
Jonathan Kieffer and Brandon Henry successfully defended a local orthopedic surgeon in a six-day Johnson County, Kansas, jury trial in which the plaintiff asserted a claim of medical negligence and sought $2.8 million in damages relating to permanent paralysis in his lower extremities.
January 20, 2012
$15 MILLION SETTLEMENT – BREACH OF CONTRACT
Brian Madden, Marc Erickson, and other Wagstaff & Cartmell attorneys and staff represented Citadel Plaza LLC (Citadel), which settled a commercial case against the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for $15 million on the Friday before trial was to begin.
May 16, 2012
SUMMARY JUDGMENT & DISTRIBUTION: BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE LITIGATION
Wagstaff & Cartmell’s client, FreeStream Capital LLC, a wind advisory and consultancy services company with offices in Houston and in London, was granted summary judgment in an action brought by a bankruptcy trustee in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas seeking $13 million under state law and bankruptcy code claims.
March 2, 2011
$745 MILLION SETTLEMENT: IN RE: BEXTRA AND CELEBREX MARKETING SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
Tom Cartmell and other Wagstaff & Cartmell attorneys played a key role in obtaining a $745 million settlement announced on October 17, 2008, between pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Inc., and claimants across the United States seeking damages.
We’ve handled a variety of cases around the country, from large pharma suits to defending health care to complex business disputes.
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