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John Smith and Suzanne Smith Have Returned

Fox Smith is pleased to announce John Smith and Suzanne Smith have returned to the full time practice of law. They took a year to serve as Disaster Relief Chaplains, but have now returned to focus full time on their practice. John has been involved in much of the highest stakes litigation in the nation over the past 30 years, serving on National Trial Teams, as Settlement Counsel, and local counsel. Suzanne has traditionally worked in health care and life sciences, defending medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medical product liability matters. In addition to the preparation and trial of cases, both are also available as mediators through Fox Smith’s new practice group, Complex Litigation Solutions www.complexlitigationsolutions.com. CLS specializes in the simplification of complex litigation matters and strategic planning for in-house counsel on comprehensive risk management solutions.

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Ron Fox Selected to 2017 Missouri Super Lawyers (Again)

Ron Fox has, once again, been selected to the 2017 Missouri Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information, please visit www.SuperLawyers.com.

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Meggie Gentzen and Sarah Mangelsdorf selected to the 2017 Missouri Rising Stars

Margaret (Meggie) Devereux Gentzen and Sarah Mangelsdorf have been selected to the 2017 Missouri Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information, please visit www.SuperLawyers.com.

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Bart Sullivan to be a Panelist at Drug and Medical Litigation Conference

Bart Sullivan will be a panelist at the American Conference Institute’s 22nd Annual Drug and Medical Litigation Conference, December 4-6 in New York City. The panel is titled “The ESI Discovery Conundrum and Scrutinizing the Effectiveness of Using Proportionality in Minimizing E-Discovery Burdens and Costs. Other panelists are Jeffrey Nass, Senior Counsel – eDiscovery with Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp. and Lynn Reilly, Senior Director of Lighthouse E-Discovery.

Fox Smith, LLC is a sponsor of this event which is marketed as being “the only event which brings together an exceptional in-house presence on the faculty, the top defense firms representing biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, experienced jurists from around the country, the FDA, and the DOJ. Designed for both networking and masters-level strategy sharing, this is the leading forum at which to learn winning life sciences products liability litigation strategies.” For more information about the conference, please visit: http://drugandmed.com/.

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Sarah Mangelsdorf Reappointed as Vice-Chair for the Missouri Bar’s Administrative Law Committee

Sarah Mangelsdorf has been reappointed Vice-Chair for the Missouri Bar’s Administrative Law Committee for 2017-2018. Sarah concentrates her practice in environmental and administrative law. For several years, Sarah has provided legal counsel to numerous governmental agencies on a variety of matters pertaining to environmental law and policy, administrative law, energy efficiency, and hazardous substances in the workplace. As a former Assistant Attorney General in the Agriculture and Environmental Division, Sarah litigated cases involving various Missouri environmental laws and regulations.

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Richard Korn and Sarah Mangelsdorf Win Arbitration Hearing in Kansas City, Missouri

Richard Korn and Sarah Mangelsdorf obtained a favorable decision for their client, a national telecommunications provider, in an arbitration hearing in Kansas City, Missouri. In the case, the claimant alleged he suffered from numerous physical and emotional injuries as a result of erroneous bills he received from respondent after discontinuing his connection services. Claimant submitted claims of negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress, including a request for punitive damages. In total, claimant sought $74,000.00 in actual and punitive damages against respondent.

Richard and Sarah developed a theme in the case which demonstrated that claimant suffered from pre-existing medical conditions, but that he failed to meet his burden of proof showing he suffered any damages as a result of respondent’s negligence. Richard and Sarah also successfully argued that claimant failed to produce any medical records or expert testimony in support of his claims for damages, as required under Missouri law. The arbitrator ultimately found that claimant failed to produce any evidence of diagnosable medical injury of sufficient severity to be medically significant and found all issued in favor of respondent.

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Ryan Mohr To Be a Panelist at Business Skills Seminar

Ryan Mohr will be a panelist at the Association of Administrators and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Business Skills Seminar on November 3. The seminar will be held at St. Louis Law School. Ryan’s panel will be discussing Protecting Client Information. For more information, please visit: https://www.bamsl.org/index.cfm?pg=Events&evAction=showDetail&eid=45940&evSubAction=listAll. Other panelists will be Ian Faulkingham, Manager of Information Security at Husch Blackwell and Ryan Mortland,President, MB Technology Solutions.

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Richard Korn to be a Panelist at St. Louis Business Skills Seminar

Richard Korn will be a panelist at the Association of Administrators and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Business Skills Seminar on November 3. The seminar will be held at St. Louis Law School. Richard’s panel will be discussing Networking for lawyers. For more information, please visit: https://www.bamsl.org/index.cfm?pg=Events&evAction=showDetail&eid=45940&evSubAction=listAll Other panelists will be Jon Baris, Assistant Director of Student Services at SLU Law School and Whitney Dunn, Risk Manager at The Bar Plan. Moderator will be Joe Taylor, Assistant Director of Career Services at SLU Law School.

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Sarah Mangesldorf to be on a Panel at the Administrative Practice Roundtable: A Bench and Bar Perspective

Sarah Mangesldorf, Attorney at Fox Smith, LLC and Vice Chair for the Missouri Bar Administrative Law Committee, will be on a panel at the Administrative Practice Roundtable: A Bench and Bar Perspective. This CLE is co-sponsored by The Missouri Bar and BAMSL on September 20. Other panelists are Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi – Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, Matthew Laudano, Legal Counsel at Missouri’s Office of Administration and Moderator Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway, City of St. Louis

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Bart Sullivan to Speak at the American Conference Institute’s 22nd Annual Drug and Medical Litigation Conference

Bart Sullivan will be a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 22nd Annual Drug and Medical Litigation Conference, December 4-6 in New York City. Fox Smith, LLC is a sponsor of this event which is marketed as being “the only event which brings together an exceptional in-house presence on the faculty, the top defense firms representing biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, experienced jurists from around the country, the FDA, and the DOJ. Designed for both networking and masters-level strategy sharing, this is the leading forum at which to learn winning life sciences products liability litigation strategies.” For more information about the conference, please visit: http://drugandmed.com/.