Langdon & Emison Partners, Client Speak at KU Law School

Langdon & Emison partners Bob Langdon and Mark Emison were guest speakers at a recent event hosted by the Kansas University (KU) Law School Trial Association. The partners, along with former client Lt. Col. Aaron Eckberg, spoke to nearly 20 law students about building and maintaining successful attorney-client relationships.

Hot off the Presses: Langdon & Emison Releases Winter 2018 Newsletter

Langdon & Emison, a nationwide personal injury law firm, has released its Winter 2018 newsletter, available for download. Langdon & Emison publishes a quarterly newsletter dedicated to providing clients and attorneys up-to-date information about legal trends and issues, consumer safety and litigation tips.

MATA Continues Balance the Scales Program

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys has continued its Balance the Scales initiative, which includes an open letter writing campaign that citizens can contribute their name to if they wish.  Balance the Scales collects stories from throughout the state that showcase some of the harms to consumers that "tort reform" legislation can bring.  This campaign is primarily communicated through social media, and is at its heart a project dedicated to preserving the Civil Justice System.

After Ruling, Lawsuits Over 3M Bair Hugger Warming Blankets Move Forward

Thousands of consumers who have filed lawsuits against 3M for their Bair Hugger warming blankets received a favorable ruling this week, as the trial court rejected 3M’s arguments to prevent the claims from going to trial.  The first bellwether trial is set for February 8, 2018, with additional trials following throughout the year.   

20th Anniversary of Baker v. General Motors SCOTUS Argument Recognized

This fall marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court argument in Baker v. General Motors, and a news piece that aired this fall on several broadcast affiliates takes a look at this precedential case.  Baker was a Langdon & Emison victory described as influential in the law because it provided an answer to the question of whether expert testimony could be called upon from former employees. 

L&E Obtains Success in Appellate Matter on Behalf of Family

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently decided that the family of a woman who died because she took the wrong medication will get a new trial against the pharmacy on the issue of damages for aggravating circumstances.  The case is Oyler v. Hy-Vee, Inc., WD79742.  Langdon & Emison Partner Michael W. Manners helped lead the appellate team in the matter.  

Fall 2017 Newsletter Released

Langdon & Emison has released its newest edition of its quarterly newsletter, available for free download here on our web site.  Our firm newsletter is mailed out to attorneys and clients nationwide, and intends to educate a general audience about issues in plaintiff's personal injury litigation, as well as consumer hazards in contemporary society.

FMCSA Releases 2017 Guide to Large Bus and Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released its 2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics. The guide is a compilation of data from the overall state of the industry to enforcement activity.  The Pocket Guide incorporates and replaces the one-page data summaries, “Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts,” which were published occasionally over the past 10 years.  

Bob Langdon, Brett Emison Speak at AAJ Annual Convention

As part of the American Association for Justice's programming of substantive sessions at its Annual Meeting in Boston, Partners Bob Langdon and Brett Emison, spoke on aftermarket vehicle defect litigation.  The audience of the nation's top plaintiff's attorneys was treated to a presentation on the dangers of recreational vehicles, limousines, ambulances, police cruisers and other modified vehicles.

Aftermarket vehicle defects often aren't identified and lawsuits aren't pursued, resulting in a missed opportunity to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. For more than three decades, clients and referring attorneys across the country have worked with Langdon & Emison attorneys in identifying and litigating aftermarket vehicle cases.   Bob and Brett have worked on aftermarket vehicle cases for a combined 45 years in practice, and bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the topic of how to identify the defect and how to show that a vehicle's alteration contributed to an automobile's lack of safety.

According to the AAJ, "Trial attorneys are committed to ensuring that all people—individuals, families, patients, workers and consumers—can seek justice in our nation’s courtrooms.
  The AAJ is the preeminent organization in America trying to fight for that right. Trial attorneys seek a balanced civil justice system, and the AAJ advocates for tough laws to hold industries and corporations accountable when they withhold information that can harm or kill.  Both Bob and Brett are members of the AAJ's Leaders Forum.

Angie Berry Honored as an "Unsung Legal Hero"

Langdon & Emison's Angie Berry has been recognized in this week's edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, as a recipient of the 2017 "Unsung Legal Heroes" award, for the category of firm administrator.  The awards go to honorees in the categories of IT, marketing, HR, and all areas of law firm management.  

Associated Press: The Potential Impact of Takata Bankruptcy

The Associated Press issued a story recently on the Takata bankruptcy, featuring Kent Emison on the impact of how citizens may be affected by the filing.  Japanese air bag maker Takata has been sued over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators.

Langdon & Emison Attorneys Lead CLE Presentations at Annual Convention

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys' annual convention wrapped up last week, with CLE presentations from our attorneys being a key part of the substantive sessions.  This year's conference was at Lake of the Ozarks, where trial attorneys from throughout the state were treated to CLE presentations, awards presentations, and networking.