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News

Partner Tim West to Address MO Bar Business Law Section

May 2, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner Tim West will be speaking at the Business Law Section of the Missouri Bar’s Annual Law Update Seminar on May 25, 2017. He will be covering topics such as:

  1. Will Missouri’s new expert witness standard (Daubert) significantly change business litigation in Missouri state courts?
  2. The increased litigation and counseling on restrictive covenants
  3. Why businesses seem to be more interested in litigating
  4. Class action waivers in arbitration provisions
  5. Whether the federal discovery standard makes state court a more desirable option for litigating claims
  6. Whether Missouri needs a “business court”?

David Oliver Named to KC’s 2017 Power 100

April 12, 2017

David Oliver has been named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2017 Power 100.” The Power 100 is the Journal’s attempt to gather on one list some of the most influential people in the Kansas City business community. The list includes local business executives, policymakers and those who “get things accomplished by harnessing the power of others.” For a link to David’s profile in the Journal’s article, click here.


Partner Tim West on Changes to Missouri Expert Witness Rules

April 12, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner Tim West recently wrote an article regarding Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ comments concerning changes to the admissibility of expert witness testimony in civil cases in Missouri. The governor’s comments were made at the signing of the bill, and in them, the governor referred to the elimination of “fake experts peddling junk science.” For a link to the complete article, click here.


Partners Tim Millman and Nick DiVita Win Jury Trial in Chicago

April 11, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partners Tim Millman and Nick DiVita won a jury verdict for client Ford Motor Company in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The plaintiff in the case claimed he was discharged in retaliation for seeking workers’ comp benefits and sought millions in alleged damages. Ford is a Fortune 100 company and long-time client of Berkowitz Oliver.


Partner Tim West Wins Summary Judgment in Defamation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Case

March 27, 2017

As recently noted in the Kansas City Business Journal, partner Tim West obtained summary judgment for his client in the federal court for the District of Kansas. In this case, the plaintiff alleged defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of a Golf.com article concerning Hillcrest Country Club. Judge Crabtree’s opinion detailing Kansas law on these issues can be found here.