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Senior Partner Jerry Schlichter Quoted by The New York Times in Retirement Article

July 2, 2020 – As reported by The New York Times, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) is proposing a new federal regulation that could discourage retirement funds from making investments based on environmental, social and governance considerations (“ESGs”).   In a June 23 news release, the DOL announced plans to “provide clear regulatory guideposts for […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Senior Partner Jerry Schlichter Quoted by The Wall Street Journal

June 30, 2020 – Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a letter clarifying its views on “the use of private equity investments in designated investment alternatives made available to participants and beneficiaries in individual account plans,” such as 401(k) plans subject to ERISA.  The DOL confirmed that 401(k) plans may offer […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Settlement in Discrimination Case Against Union Pacific; Rail Giant to Fully Reinstate Plaintiff with Back Pay, Cover Attorney’s Fees

July 1, 2020 – On August 30, 2019, the law firm of Schlichter Bogard & Denton (SBD) filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) on behalf of conductor Erich Goeldner.  Employed as a conductor since 2006, Goeldner dislocated his left shoulder in August 2016 while exiting a locomotive.  He was diagnosed with a labral […]

MIT Settlement Receives Final Approval, Marks Largest Excessive Fee Recovery on Behalf of University Retirement Plan Participants

On June 5, a federal judge entered a final order approving an $18.1 million settlement of an ERISA class action lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of MIT workers and retirees. “The product of extensive arm’s-length negotiations preceded by hard-fought litigation,”  the MIT settlement marks the largest excessive fee recovery on behalf of university retirement plan […]

Emory University Agrees to Pay $16.75 Million to Settle Case Filed by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on Behalf of Retirement Plan Participants

June 5, 2020 – On May 29, plaintiffs represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton jointly moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement on behalf of participants in Emory University’s 403(b) retirement plans. The proposed settlement terms include the creation of a $16.75 million fund for plan participants as well as substantial non-monetary relief, requiring, […]

Court Orders $430,000 Discovery Sanction in Doe Run Case

Jun 2, 2020 – As featured on the front page of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a U.S. District Court has ordered Doe Run Resources Corporation (“Doe Run”) – the defendant in a thirteen-year legal battle involving lead pollution in Peru – to pay $430,000 for noncompliance with discovery orders. The award arrives after the Court found […]

Groundbreaking Lawsuits Filed by Schlichter Bogard & Denton Seek to Protect the Personal Data of Retirement Plan Participants

As described in a recent Law360 article, groundbreaking new lawsuits have been filed by Schlichter Bogard & Denton, including against Shell Oil Co. and ADP TotalSource, that challenge employers’ data privacy policies and retirement plan recordkeepers’ use of participant data to cross-market non-plan products. An attorney and American Retirement Association executive who has written about […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Sues ADP TotalSource on Behalf of Participants in its $4.4 billion Multiple Employer Plan

On May 7, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed suit against ADP TotalSource Group in the District of New Jersey on behalf of participants in its ADP TotalSource Retirement Savings Plan – a multiple employer plan (“MEP”) with an estimated $4.4 billion in assets. The suit alleges, among other things, that ADP TotalSource’s failure to monitor […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Promotes New Partner and Counsel

Schlichter Bogard & Denton is proud to announce Sean Soyars as the firm’s newest partner. Sean is a member of our Financial Products & Retirement practice group. Additionally, Kate Douglas of our Railroad & Traumatic Injury practice group, Scott Morgan of our Consumer Protection practice group, and Financial Products & Retirement attorneys Joel Rohlf, and […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Sues Liberty Mutual on Behalf of Participants in its $7 billion 401(K) Plan

On April 10, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed an ERISA class action lawsuit against Liberty Mutual Group on behalf of participants in its $7 billion, 50,000+ participant 401(k) plan. Filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, the suit alleges that the insurance giant and its plan’s administrators “allowed unreasonable expenses to be charged to participants […]

ERISA Class Action Brought Against Columbia University to Proceed in Federal Court

A New York federal judge ruled that an ERISA class action lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of over 30,000 Columbia University retirement plan participants will proceed to trial. Denying the University’s Motion for Summary Judgment, the court adopted a magistrate judge’s October 2019 Report and Recommendation, finding that genuine issues of […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton, Oracle Seek to End 4-Year Legal Battle; Oracle to Pay $12 Million

Oracle has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve an ERISA class action lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of over 70,000 retirement plan participants. Filed in 2016, the suit alleged that Oracle allowed its retirement plan’s recordkeeper, Fidelity, to charge excessive fees and that the plan contained imprudent investment options that “consistently […]

‘Unique and Unparalleled Foresight:’ Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains Final Approval of $14 Million Settlement with Johns Hopkins University, Credited with Pioneering Groundbreaking Retirement Plan Litigation

In August 2016, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed suit against Johns Hopkins University on behalf of thousands of participants in its retirement plan, alleging that the university allowed employees to invest in underperforming, high-cost funds and permitted participants to be charged excessive administrative and recordkeeping fees. In August 2019, Schlichter Bogard & Denton achieved preliminary […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Partner Kris Kraft Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Juul Multidistrict Litigation

The top attorneys preparing to battle e-cigarette makers Juul over allegations that it targeted minors and downplayed the risks of nicotine addiction include an ex-public defender, a former marine biologist, a former D1 basketball player, and Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s own Kris Kraft, a partner in our Consumer Protection practice group. On January 31, Kris […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Files 401(k) Fiduciary Lawsuit on Behalf of Participants in Shell Oil Co.’s $10.5 Billion Plan

On Friday, January 24, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed suit in the Southern District of Texas against Shell Oil Co. on behalf of participants in its $10.5 billion 401(k) plan.  The complaint alleges that Shell breached its fiduciary duty to plan participants by, among other things, over-relying on the proprietary funds of its recordkeeper, Fidelity, […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary $12.4 Million Deal with Northrop Grumman

On Monday, January 13, Schlichter Bogard & Denton reached a preliminary $12.4 million settlement with Northrop Grumman on behalf of workers and retirees, who claimed the military contractor violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by using an imprudent decision-making process when opting to actively manage its emerging markets fund. If approved, the settlement would […]

Senior Partner Jerry Schlichter Quoted by The New York Times in Article about Socially Responsible Investment Funds

In  Friday’s edition of ‘Your Money’, New York Times columnist Ron Lieber makes the case for adding funds dedicated to environmental, social, and government issues (“E.S.G. funds”) to workplace retirement plans. Lieber quoted Schlichter Bogard & Denton senior partner Jerry Schlichter, who recommends that employers considering adding E.S.G. funds to their portfolio exercise caution and […]

Class of over 35,000 current and former 401(k) participants represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton certified in lawsuit against USC

In 2016, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed an ERISA fiduciary breach suit against The University of Southern California (“USC”) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of current and former USC retirement plan participants, alleging excessive fees and imprudent investments. USC previously attempted to force arbitration, but the District […]

Senior Partner Jerry Schlichter Quoted by The Wall Street Journal; Firm Credited with Pioneering 401(k) Fee Litigation

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the spending legislation passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, December 19 proposes “the most significant changes in more than a decade to the nation’s retirement system” – including a number of provisions related to 401(k) plans. One such provision aims to facilitate employers’ offering of annuities in 401(k) […]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Publishes Front-Page Story on Lead-Poisoning Case Handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on Behalf of Peruvian Children

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published a front-page story about Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s decade-long fight for justice on behalf of more than 1,400 seriously injured Peruvian children. In 2007, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed suit against Doe Run, its New York-based parent company Renco, and billionaire owner Ira Rennert on behalf of more than 1,400 […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary Settlement on Behalf of Oracle Retirement Plan Participants

After nearly four years of litigation, Schlichter Bogard & Denton on December 3 reached a preliminary settlement on behalf of more than 70,000 current participants in Oracle’s retirement plan.  Trial was scheduled to begin that day. Filed in January 2016, the lawsuit alleged that Oracle allowed its retirement plan’s recordkeeper, Fidelity, to charge excessive fees.  […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Commemorates Investigator’s 23 Years of Service

Following a 45-year-long career as a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad, Leo Srubas began working with Schlichter Bogard & Denton (SBD) as an investigator. A longtime member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Leo has regularly attended union meetings throughout the Missouri/Kansas region to consult with union representatives and assist injured […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary $18.1 Million Settlement on Behalf of MIT Retirement Plan Participants

On October 28, 2019, a class of current and former Massachusetts Institute of Technology retirement plan participants represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a motion for preliminary approval of an $18.1 million settlement in an ERISA fiduciary breach case. Employees and retirees had alleged, among other things, that MIT’s retirement plan overcharged participants and offered poorly […]

Vanderbilt Settlement Receives Final Approval

On October 22, 2019, Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee entered an order approving a $14.5 million settlement of a class action case brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of Vanderbilt University workers and retirees. The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that Vanderbilt’s […]

Class of Yale University Workers Represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton Certified

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut certified a class of Yale University retirement plan participants represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton. The plaintiffs in the case allege that the defendants offered investment options that charged unreasonable fees and failed to control administrative expenses, among other claims. “This decision […]

ABB Case Shows Danger of “Scorched Earth” Approach to Defending Retirement Plan Cases, Says Law360 Article

On September 4, 2019, Law360 published an article describing the settlement of a class action lawsuit handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton as a “cautionary tale” for defendants and insurers in retirement plan litigation. The case, brought by participants in ABB Inc.’s retirement plan, settled in March 2019 for $55 million after over 12 years […]

Jerry Schlichter Interviewed by NPR’s “All Things Considered” About Case on Behalf of MIT Employees and Retirees

NPR interviewed Jerry Schlichter for a piece on its national “All Things Considered” broadcast regarding an ERISA class action against the Massachussetts Institute of Technology handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of MIT employees and retirees.  The lawsuit, set for trial in September 2019, alleges that MIT allowed excessive fees to be charged […]

Washington University in St. Louis Honors Sue and Jerry Schlichter with Harris Award

Schlichter Bogard & Denton managing partner Jerry Schlichter, along with his wife Sue, have received this year’s Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award.  Each year, Washington University in St. Louis chooses a St. Louis married couple to be honored “for extraordinary contributions to the culture and welfare of the metropolitan St. Louis […]

Schlichter Bogard and Denton Achieves $14 Million Preliminary Settlement of Retirement Plan Case Against Johns Hopkins

On August 6, 2019, a class of Johns Hopkins University retirement plan participants represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a motion for preliminary approval of the settlement reached in their ERISA class action suit.  The $14 million settlement, if approved by the court, would conclude the case, which alleged that the fiduciaries of the […]

Jerry Schlichter Selected to Business Journals’ Nationwide List of 100 Attorney Influencers

Jerry Schlichter, managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton, has been selected to the Business Journals’ nationwide list of 100 influencers in law for 2019. “No one has had a bigger impact on retirement plans nationally than Jerry Schlichter and his law firm, Schlichter Bogard & Denton” wrote the St. Louis Business Journal. The list […]

Eighth Circuit Rejects Commercial Efforts to Deny Justice to Poisoned Peruvian Children in Decade-Long Legal Battle

On June 4, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied requests for interlocutory appeal and writ of mandamus made by the Missouri company, Doe Run Resources, and its New York parents, The Renco Group and billionaire, Ira Rennert. The case involves more than 1000 children from La Oroya, Peru, who were […]

Missouri Court of Appeals Affirms $5 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

On June 25, 2019, in a unanimous opinion, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a $5,080,000 jury verdict for a disabled railroad worker.  James Mitchell, of Seymour, was injured on August 27, 2015 while working as a conductor in BNSF Railway’s Springfield Yard. He fell while descending a railcar when a defective ladder broke, causing […]

New York Times Quotes “Pioneer” Jerry Schlichter on Impact of New Retirement Bill

On June 4, 2019, The New York Times published an article discussing H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019.This bill proposes changes to the rules governing employee retirement savings plans. Included in the article are thoughts about these proposed changes from Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s founder and managing partner, […]

Interview with Jerry Schlichter Focuses on Retirement Industry Changes Following Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Excessive Fee Cases

On May 28, 2019, PLANSPONSOR featured an interview with Jerry Schlichter, founder and managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton. The piece, titled “An ERISA Litigation Conversation with Jerry Schlichter,” includes a discussion of changes to the retirement plan industry in the wake of the firm’s successful excessive fee cases. In particular, the article discusses […]

$24 Million Settlement of BB&T ERISA Class Action Receives Final Approval

On May 6, 2019, Judge Catherine C. Eagles of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina entered an order approving a $24 million settlement of a case brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of participants in the BB&T Corporation 401(k) plan. The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that the […]

Third Circuit Reinstates ERISA Class Action Brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on Behalf of University of Pennsylvania Retirement Plan Participants

On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reinstated an ERISA class action against the University of Pennsylvania handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton.  In the case, workers and retirees alleged that the defendants allowed excessive fees to be charged and included high cost and poorly performing investment options in the […]

Wall Street Journal: Vanderbilt Settlement Handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton at Forefront of New Retirement Plan Battleground

On May 8, 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that cases handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton are at the forefront of a new litigation battleground—the marketing of financial products and services using retirement plan participants’ confidential personal information.  According to the article, as retirement plan fees have fallen, asset managers and recordkeepers have sought to make up lost […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary $14.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of Vanderbilt Retirement Plan Participants

On April 22, 2019, a class of current and former Vanderbilt University retirement plan participants represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a motion for preliminary approval of a $14.5 million settlement in an ERISA fiduciary breach case. Employees and retirees had alleged, among other things, that Vanderbilt’s retirement plan overcharged participants and offered poorly […]

$23.65 Million Anthem 401(k) Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval

On April 9, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted preliminary approval of a $23.65 settlement in a case handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton regarding the Anthem 401(k) plan.  The case, filed in 2015, alleged that the plan’s fiduciaries violated their duties to plan participants by including underperforming and […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Achieves Historic $55 Million Settlement in Case against ABB

On March 28, 2019, Schlichter Bogard & Denton announced a $55 million settlement in a long-running class action against ABB, Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear USC’s Appeal in Case Handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

On February 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in an ERISA case, preserving the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision that plaintiffs did not have to arbitrate their claims.

Jerry Schlichter Interviewed Regarding How Retirement Plans Have Changed as the Result of Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Work

On February 1, 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal profiled Jerome Schlichter, managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton, in a piece titled

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains Class Certification in Anthem 401(k) Case

On January 24, 2019, an Indiana federal judge certified two subclasses of Anthem 401(k) retirement plan participants, allowing the plaintiffs to proceed with their excessive fee claims on a class-wide basis.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary $10.65 Million Settlement on Behalf of Duke University Retirement Plan Participants

On January 16, 2019, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement reached on behalf of Duke University employees and retirees in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Law360 Features Article by Jerome Schlichter on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Landmark Tibble v. Edison Decision

Law 360 has featured an article written by Jerome Schlichter, founder and managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton, entitled High Court’s Tibble Opinion Matters Now More Than Ever.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains Preliminary $24 Million Settlement for BB&T Retirement Plan Participants

On November 30, 2018, participants in the BB&T Bank 401(k) plan, represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton, filed a motion for preliminary settlement approval with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The case, which alleged breach of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), was settled after three […]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Recognizes Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Role in Reducing 401(k) Plan Fees

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published an article chronicling the history of section 401(k), which notes, among other things, that 401(k) plans have “improved a lot since the early years,” in part because of class action lawsuits brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

Class of Columbia University Retirement Plan Participants Certified by Court

On Thursday, November 15, District Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York certified a class of approximately 24,000 Columbia University retirement plan participants in a lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan Excessive Fee Suit Granted Class Certification

On Tuesday October 23, a Tennessee federal judge granted class certification in an ERISA suit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of participants in a 403(b) plan sponsored by Vanderbilt University.

Plaintiffs Represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton Prevail on Motion to Dismiss Case Involving Allegations of Poisoning of Peruvian Children

In a significant ruling in the longstanding case involving the alleged poisoning of hundreds of Peruvian children, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has decided in favor of plaintiffs

Court Certifies Class of MIT Retirement Plan Participants

On Friday, October 19, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton granted up to 16,000 MIT employees and retirees certification in their ERISA suit against Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The certified class will include all participants and beneficiaries in the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan from August 9, 2010 until the date of judgment, excluding Defendants.

Federal Court Approves $17 Million Settlement in Philips North America 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit

Schlichter Bogard & Denton has secured a $17 million settlement with Philips North America on behalf of participants in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan, which has more than $3 billion.

Retirement Fee Case Brought By Schlichter Bogard & Denton on Behalf of Cornell Retirement Plan Participants Will Be Jury Trial

A federal court will allow an ERISA excessive fee action brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of participants in two Cornell University retirement plans to proceed to a jury.

Court Certifies Class of Emory University Retirement Plan Participants

On Thursday, September 13, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Parnell, Jr. granted up to 45,000 Emory employees and retirees certification in their ERISA suit against Emory University.

Academic Report Attributes Reduced Retirement Plan Fees to Litigation Spearheaded by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

In May, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College issued a report titled 401(k) Lawsuits: What Are The Causes and Consequences? 

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Secures $17 Million Settlement in 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit Against Philips North America

Schlichter Bogard & Denton has secured a $17 million settlement with Philips North America on behalf ofthousands of participants in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains $5 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

Following a week-long trial in Greene County, Missouri, Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorneys Nelson Wolff and Mark beatty on April 27, 2018 obtained a $5 million verdict on behalf of Jamie Mitchell against the BNSF Railway Company. Mitchell was injured on August 27, 2015 while working as a conductor in BNSF’s Springfield Yard. He was […]

Rachel Harris Appointed to Plantiff’s Steering Committee in Eliquis Products Liability Litigation

Schlichter Bogard & Denton is pleased to announce that Rachel Harris has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the Eliquis (Apixaban) Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (MDL 2754, Case Management Order 1). The presiding judge, The Honorable Denise Cote, selected Rachel to help lead […]

Ashley Brittain Landers Appointed to Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in Invokana Products Liability Litigation

Schlichter Bogard & Denton is pleased to announce that Ashley Brittain Landers has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the Invokana (Canagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (MDL 2750, Case Management Order 2). The presiding judge, The Honorable Brian Martinotti, selected Ashley to co-lead this […]

Invokana Patients Seek to Consolidate in Multidistrict Litigation

On Sept. 22, 2016 patients who suffered kidney failure, ketoacidosis, or a heart condition after taking the popular type 2 diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet requested that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidate at least 56 lawsuits in New Jersey federal court. Patients across the country have filed lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Attorneys Jerry Schlichter and Nelson Wolff Recognized in 2017 Edition of “Best Lawyers in America”

Schlichter Bogard & Denton partners Jerry Schlichter and Nelson Wolff have both once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” The publication utilizes a peer-review process to recognize excellent lawyers throughout the country.  Jerry and Nelson have received recognition in “Best Lawyers in America” for several years. For further […]

Nelson Wolff Selected as a Missouri Premier 100 Trial Attorney

The National Academy of Jurisprudence recently selected Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorney Nelson Wolff as a Missouri “Premier 100” trial attorney. The National Academy of Jurisprudence is one of the nation’s leading communities of trial attorneys, and designation as a “Premier 100” trial attorney is reserved for attorneys who met stringent qualifications. Nelson was also named a 2016 National Top […]

Roger Denton and Kristine Kraft Appointed to Leadership Counsel for Just for Men Mass Tort Litigation

On July 7, 2016, Honorable Judge David Herndon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, who is presiding over the Just for Men® Mass Tort Litigation, (Case no. 3:16-cv-00638-DRH Master Docket), appointed Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorneys Roger Denton and Kristine Kraft to leadership positions in the litigation (Case no. […]

Nelson Wolff Named 2016 National Top 100 Trial Lawyer

For the third consecutive year, Schlichter Bogard & Denton partner Nelson Wolff has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.  This recognition is the result of, among other things, Nelson’s numerous recent successes at trial, including multiple recent record-breaking results. Nelson has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in […]

Jerry Schlichter Receives Influential Lawyer Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has awarded Schlichter Bogard & Denton managing partner Jerry Schlichter its “Influential Lawyer” award.  The publication recognized Jerry for, among other things, his precedent-setting 401(k) work, and also noted his work on behalf of victims of race- and gender-based discrimination. In describing the work Jerry has done in excessive-fee 401(k) cases, the paper quoted Yale Law […]

$1.6 MILLION SETTLEMENT REACHED IN CASE OF TOWBOAT DECKHAND DEATH ON THE OHIO RIVER

Press Release Schlichter Bogard & Denton 09/23/2014 In a case involving laws unique to federal maritime practice, a $1.6 million settlement has been reached and approved by a federal court on July 10, 2014. On December 17, 2011, Christopher Mink was killed while working as a deckhand for C&B Marine on the M/V Anna C […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Attorney Michael Wolff Obtains Significant Appellate Victory in Railroad Injury Case

Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorney Michael Wolff has obtained an important victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on behalf of an injured railroad worker.  The victory has significant implications for cases brought by railroad workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”). The case involved the question of whether lost-wages damages awarded to […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Record $12.5 Million Railroad Injury Verdict Becomes Final After U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Review

The United States Supreme Court last week declined to review Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s record $12.5 million jury verdict on behalf of former BNSF employee Michael Bolen. The verdict is the highest reported jury verdict for a worker against that railroad and is reportedly the largest verdict ever in the County in which the case was tried.  […]

Mariner Loses Foot in Gruesome Towing Accident: 12-Hour Rule Violation Proven in Court

National Mariners Association 11/02/2011 Letter to the Association from Nelson G. Wolff  [emphasis added by National Mariners Association] Richard A. Block National Mariners Association 124 North Van Ave. Houma, LA 70363 Re: Kenneth Mercer v. Chem Carriers Towing, LLC Dear Richard: I am providing you with some information concerning this significant maritime injury/safety case and […]

$700,000 Settlement for Bluegrass Marine Worker

Schlichter Bogard & Denton 01/10/2008 In June of 2007, Schlichter Bogard & Denton, in a case handled by Nelson Wolff, obtained a settlement valued at approximately $700,000 for Chief towboat engineer Charles Blaine, Jr., who suffered back injuries while working for Bluegrass Marine. Blaine was hurt while working on a tow boat on the Mississippi […]

$650,000 Settlement Obtained for Family of 18 year old ACBL Deckhand Crushed during Accident

Schlichter Bogard & Denton 01/10/2008 Joseph Hulen was a deckhand for American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL) on a tow boat when he was killed on November 2, 2002. He was survived by his parents. Joe had hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps as an engineer. The incident occurred on the Ohio River, between Illinois […]