Paul Simon, Jr. defending a law firm on RICO violations, legal malpractice and related claims

Paul Simon, Jr., John Hein and Adam Stockberger currently represent a law firm and one of its partners in a lawsuit pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Plaintiffs, which include a special deputy receiver on behalf of certain...

Stewart Schneider and Trent Bond obtained Summary Judgment

Stewart Schneider and Trent Bond were awarded Summary Judgment on behalf of a Bank client, in a Judgment declaring the Bank’s deed of trust to be in a first lien position.  Central to the case was whether or not a Quit Claim Deed at issue, which was signed during the...

Bill Sauerwein obtains favorable opinion from Western District on “Party in Possession” exception to Title Insurance coverage

In Missouri’s first appellate opinion interpreting the “party in possession” exception to a standard title insurance policy, the Western District Court of Appeals held that the provision is unambiguous and that the standard exception to title insurance coverage...

Bill Sauerwein and Grant Mabie obtained Summary Judgment for an Insurer in policy coverage litigation.

Bill Sauerwein and Grant Mabie obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a national title insurer that was sued in Greene County, Missouri.  The Plaintiff argued that the policy of title insurance afforded Plaintiff a defense and indemnity in ancillary litigation.  The...

Stewart Schneider and Adam Stockberger secure Quiet Title Judgment

Stewart Schneider and Adam Stockberger recently resolved a lender’s title insurance claim whereby the insured’s property was mistakenly encumbered by the neighboring owner’s warranty deed and deed of trust.  A judgment was obtained correcting the legal descriptions in...

Bill Sauerwein Obtains Summary Judgment in Multi-Million Dollar Mechanics Lien Suit

Bill Sauerwein obtained Summary Judgment in favor his client in a sizeable case in St.Clair County Illinois.  The Plaintiff in the case contended it was entitled to a $6.5 million dollar mechanics lien and sought priority over the lender’s $9 million mortgage.  The...

Appellate Victory Obtained on Behalf of Title Insurer

On behalf of a national Title Insurer, Bill Sauerwein obtained reversal of a trial court’s judgment against the Insurer.  The Missouri Appellate court, Western District, reversed an entry of a judgment for damages against Chicago Title Insurance Company in Appeal...