Category archive: Client Wins

Sandberg Phoenix Records a 2013 Missouri Top Verdict

Russell Makepeace and Alexander Bean were recently recognized for receiving one of the ten largest defense verdicts in Missouri in 2013.

Sandberg Phoenix Attorneys Receive Unanimous Defense Verdict in Rung v. SSM

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys Rodney Sharp and Jaime Bremerkamp obtained a defense verdict on behalf of SSM St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood in Rung vs. SSM in St. Louis County, Missouri, on August 31, 2012. This case involved a 65-year old plaintiff who claimed that after undergoing a total knee replacement performed by a co-defendant physician,…

J. Thomas Long Granted Summary Judgment in Shevlin v. Bond County

J. Thomas Long was granted Motion for Summary Judgment for defendant in Shevlin v. Bond County. Plaintiff Ron Shevlin filed suit against Bond County, Illinois, alleging the redistricting/reapportionment map passed by the County Board was invalid due to an error in the map. Plaintiff claimed the error in the map caused it to no longer…

G. Keith Phoenix and Tim O’Leary Granted Summary Judgment

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys G. Keith Phoenix and Tim O’Leary were granted summary judgment in a vexatious refusal to pay lawsuit filed in the United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiff was an over-the-road truck driver who had a stroke while delivering a load. Plaintiff’s stroke was generally caused by smoking…

Sandberg Phoenix Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Tragic Wrongful Death Case

On November 9, 2011, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. attorneys, Stephen M. Strum and David Z. Hoffman, obtained a defense verdict before Judge Robert Koffman in Pettis County, Missouri. The jury trial lasted eight days and involved the crushing death of a 56 year-old over-the-road truck driver. Immediately before his death, the decedent was…

Sandberg Phoenix Attorneys Granted Summary Judgment

Sandberg Phoenix attorney Tim O’Leary was granted summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action filed in the Circuit Court for St. Clair County, Illinois. The plaintiff, an Illinois resident, was a passenger in a rented motor vehicle which was involved in a single vehicle accident in Vermont. The driver lost control of the vehicle, causing…

Sandberg Phoenix Attorneys Win Appeal at Eighth Circuit in Dunn v. Nexgrill

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys Peter von Gontard and Tim Sansone obtained the Eighth Circuit’s decision affirming summary judgment in the Dunn v. Nexgrill product liability case. In this case, a fire occurred at the plaintiffs’ home in Cedar Hill, Missouri, on August 24, 2006. Plaintiffs alleged the fire was caused by a defect in the routing…

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