Williams Venker & Sanders

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100 North Broadway
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St. Louis, Missouri 63102, United States
Phone: (314) 345-5000
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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  • Illinois
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25-50 Attorneys

So What’s the Big Deal About Toner Cartridges? And How in the World Can They Impact Future Business?

The recently argued US Supreme Court case, Impression Products v. Lexmark International, has “potentially momentous importance for modern commerce,” per the respected SCOTUSblog …more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

8th Circuit Denies UIM Coverage Again Based Upon Mo. Supreme Court Decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company

For a third time in four years, the 8th Circuit has denied UIM coverage to an insured based upon the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision in Rodriguez v. General Accident Insurance Company of America, 808 S.W.2d 379 (Mo. banc…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Data on Data on Data

Meta Data – Meta What? Computers, Word documents, Excel spread sheets and internet searches have become as ubiquitous with the practice of law as rows of dusty books and libraries once were (and depending on who you ask,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology

Missouri Supreme Court Tightens the Reins on Personal Jurisdiction

State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. The Honorable Colleen Dolan, 2017 WL 770977, No. SC95514 (February 28, 2017) - In a recent opinion, the Missouri Supreme Court continued the U.S. Supreme Court’s trend…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Missouri Court of Appeals Holds Plaintiff Cannot Use Savings Statute to Revive Dismissed Lawsuit Brought by Improper Plaintiff

Love v. Piatchek, No. 103690 (November 8, 2016) The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit as being time-barred. The court held that the plaintiff could not rely on an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

“Alexa, Are My Questions to You Discoverable?”

The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant, “Alexa,” who will perform various tasks for the user in response to the “wake word,” Alexa. Over the holidays, I observed my…more
 /  Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finding the Right Attorney

An attorney is an attorney, right? Wrong. Like many attorneys, since graduating from law school, I have been asked a number of legal questions spanning various areas of the law. These questions have come from a variety of…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Missouri Court of Appeals Holds Ingredient List Label on Product Not an Absolute Defense to Claim for Deceptive Merchandising Practices

Murphy v. Stonewall Kitchen, LLC, No. 104072 (November 8, 2016)- The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, reversed a trial court’s order dismissing an action on the grounds that an ingredient list label was a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Missouri Supreme Court Addresses Insurer Intervention, Garnishment Proceedings and Bad Faith Findings

Allen v. Bryers and Atain Specialty Insurance Company, — S.W.3d —, 2016 WL 7378560 (Mo. banc, December 20, 2016) In a recent opinion, the Missouri Supreme Court addressed the timing for an insurer’s intervention in a case…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Supreme Court of Missouri Holds No Waiver of Work Product Privilege When Party Rescinds Designation of Expert Witness Without Disclosing the Expert’s Analysis or Conclusions

State ex rel. Jason H. Malashock v. The Honorable Michael T. Jamison, SC 95606 (November 1, 2016) The Supreme Court of Missouri reversed a trial court’s order permitting the deposition of a plaintiff expert witness on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

State ex rel. Heartland Title Services, Inc. v. The Honorable Kevin D. Harrell

— S.W.3d —, 2016 WL 6090816 (Mo. banc October 18, 2016) In a matter of first impression, the Missouri Supreme Court recently clarified that Missouri’s venue statute must be read to allow venue (referring to the locale where…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

Fifth District Appellate Court Reverses Defense Verdict, Remands for New Trial on Issue of Damages

Larry Claro v. Shirley Ann DeLong, 2016 IL App (5th) 150557 (August 31, 2016). The Fifth District Appellate Court recently reversed a St. Clair County jury verdict in favor of the defendant and remanded the case to the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Can Using Social Media Lead to a Lawsuit? (Part 3)

In this third and final part of this blog series, I will address the intersection of social media and intellectual property rights, as well as how and when social media may be used as evidence during trial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

New CMS Guidance on Abuse of Patient Privacy Rights

Last month, I noted recent media reports raising patient privacy concerns due to health care providers’ use of social media in the workplace [The Potentially Dangerous Intersection of Healthcare and Social Media]. It appears…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury, Privacy

UnitedHealth Plan Holders Win Class Certification in ERISA Lawsuit

The District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted certain members of UnitedHealth health plans class certification in their suit alleging improper denial of benefits. Plaintiffs in the putative classes…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Health, Insurance
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