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CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet recognized for top 2018 settlement

January 28, 2019

On January 25, 2019, Missouri Lawyers Weekly honored CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet and co-counsel Fred O’Neill for the third largest settlement in Missouri in 2018. In November 2018, a federal judge in Jefferson City gave final approval to a $25 million settlement in Biffle v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, et al., a suit in which   …read more

$25 million class settlement approved

November 20, 2018

A Missouri federal court has approved a $25 million class action settlement that compensates thousands of Missouri landowners for the unauthorized use of their property for commercial telecommunications.  This settlement concludes seven years of hard-fought litigation between the class and Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative and Sho-Me Technologies LLC.  CVDL served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs.   …read more

Missouri Supreme Court issues decision regarding jurisdiction of Missouri state courts over out-of-state corporations

November 20, 2018

On November 20, the Missouri Supreme Court issued its decision in State ex rel. PPG Industries, Inc. v. McShane, SC97006, finding that a publicly-available website is insufficient to give Missouri courts jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation. The plaintiff was a general contractor whose contract required application of a product made by PPG, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer.   …read more

Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of election challenge

September 19, 2018

On September 18, 2018, just hours after oral argument, the Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to prevent voters from making a decision in November on Amendment 2, relating to medical marijuana. CVDL represented the campaign committee, New Approach, in the circuit court and on appeal. If adopted by   …read more