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Winter is Coming! It’s Time to Dig out the Immunity Under The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act

With the coming of winter Illinoisans are once again getting their snow shovels and ice melt ready to remove the white stuff from their residential driveways and sidewalks.  The question is, what is a residential property owners’ duty to remove snow? [...]

Recent Personal Jurisdiction Decision in St. Louis City, Missouri Limits the Use of a Registered Agent to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

On October 28, 2016, Judge Robert Dierker issued an order in the case of Bristol v. Ford Motor Co., et al., 1522-CC10413, denying Ford’s Motion to Dismiss Based upon Lack of Personal Jurisdiction. Ford argued that there was no personal jurisdiction in t [...]

Company Consented to Personal Jurisdiction in Missouri by Maintaining Registered Agent

Recently, in the case of Kologenski v. Genuine Parts Corporation (1622-CC00427), Judge Sengheiser denied Genuine Parts Company’s (GPC’s) Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, finding that GPC consented to personal jurisdiction in Missou [...]

Will Cancers From “Vaping” Be the Next Toxic Tort?

The new trend among smokers, those trying to quit, and even non-smokers, are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These e-cigarettes are marketed as a same alternative to cigarettes, but are they really safe? If they are not safe, will diseases caused [...]

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> ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ARTICLES

Legal Ethics of Email Half Day Seminar – June 19th, 2019

NBI (National Business Institute) will hold a half day seminar on the topic of Legal Ethics of Email on June 19th in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continuing Education Credits are available. This seminar will cover: Attorney Duties, Statutes and Case L [...]

AIA Contract Document Workshop – April 23rd St. Louis, MO

Half Moon Education will hold an AIA Contract Document Workshop on April 23rd in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continuing Education Credits are available. This workshop will include: Identifying construction contract fundamentals Understanding the prima [...]

Three Attorneys Included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. is proud to announce that three of our attorneys were included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Peter J. Dunne was included for Employment Law, Gary E. Snodgrass was included for Personal Injury Litigation, and [...]

Robert Plunkert Recieves David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award

Robert Plunkert was awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award by the Missouri Bar / Missouri Bar Foundation. The award acknowledges outstanding appellate advocacy work performed by young lawyers who are members of the Missouri Bar.

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> CASES

Ed Tjaden Represents Veterans in Opioid Addiction Case

PS Attorney: Ed Tjaden Representing: Ed Tjaden, and two other firms, are representing veterans Joel Biship, of Wood River, Dean Colman, of Alton and Pete Lavite, of Wood River Venue: Illinois Case Description: Three veterans from the Alton-Woo [...]

Gary Snodgrass Obtains Summary Judgment for Client on Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Claim in the City of St. Louis

Joseph Moore and Christina Moore v. Huneke Engineering, Inc. et al., Cause No. 1422-CC08898, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis   PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass We Represented: Huneke Engineering, Inc. Type of Case: Catastrophic Personal Inju [...]

Gary Snodgrass Obtains Defense Verdict for Their Client on Million Dollar Wrongful Termination Claim after Three Week Jury Trial in St. Louis County.

  PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass We Represented: The Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Research Foundation Type of Case: Employment - Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy Venue: St. Louis County Circuit Court Facts: Plaintiff Marin [...]

Peter Dunne Successfully Defends Against Civil Rights Violation Claim

PS Partner: Peter J. Dunne We represented: Travelers Insurance Company  Venue: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Facts: Type of action: 42 U.S.C. § 1983 - Failure to Intervene to Prevent Excessive Force. [...]

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