Defense Litigation Insights


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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Gary Snodgrass named one of AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS®

Gary Snodgrass has been selected as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional trial attorneys in high valu [...]

COVID-19 Update

At Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., the health, welfare and safety of our employees and our clients is in the forefront of our minds. In this fast changing environment with information being updated daily and, in some cases, hourly, we wanted to reassure you that [...]

Gary Snodgrass named one of AMERICA’S TOP 100 CIVIL DEFENSE LITIGATORS®

Gary Snodgrass has been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators in [...]

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 [...]

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Peter Dunne prevails in Supreme Court of Missouri in case challenging the applicable Statute of Limitations

PS Attorney: Peter J. Dunne Representing: John Racanelli, dba Racanelli’s Pizza Venue: Supreme Court of Missouri Facts: Breach of Contract. The Plaintiff DiGregorio claimed that Defendant Racanelli was liable for payment of certain invoic [...]

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 [...]

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