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What Everyone Ought to Know About E-Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes Are Dangerous
Their Exploding Batteries Have Hurt At Least 158 People
A man in Muskogee, Okla., was permanently disfigured when his electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, exploded while he was using it. A man in Berlin, N.J., needed skin grafts for a leg that was burned when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. A […]

Athena Dickson elected to Missouri Bar Board of Governors

Siro Smith Dickson partner Athena Dickson is now one of eight new members elected to the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. Dickson secured the seat that Gregg Lombardi vacated in District 12, which is the city of Kansas City within Jackson County. The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar determines policies and sets […]

$5M Settlement in Human Rights Act Claim

Siro Smith Dickson negotiate $5,000,000 settlement in a Missouri Human Rights Act claim for age and sex discrimination

In the case of Linda Ardese v. Kansas City Southern Railroad, Siro Smith Dickson negotiated a $5,000,000 settlement shortly before the case was set to go to trial.

Due to the railroad’s serious misconduct during pre-trial discovery and […]

TransAm Truck Drivers Class Action Lawsuit

Class members who have opted in to this lawsuit for unpaid minimum wages must complete the linked questionnaire no later than August 15, 2016.

If you worked as a “Leased Driver” for TransAm Trucking and you were classified as an independent contractor and leased a truck through TransAm Leasing, this lawsuit may affect your rights.
Siro […]

$4.3 Million Settlement for Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury

ACCIDENT & INJURY:

Our client, a young woman who was an assistant manager at a truck stop in Peculiar, Missouri, recently received a $4.3 Million Settlement from an accident which occurred during routine job errand. As part of her job duties, she was making a trip to the bank. While stopped for traffic on US […]

Rik Siro Attends Brain Injury Summit

Rik Siro recently attended the Brain Injury Summit – A Meeting of the Minds, in Vail, Colorado. The conference was hosted by Craig Hospital, a world-renowned hospital specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and research regarding patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Conference was a gathering of some of the best and […]

$1.1 Million Judgment Against MoDOT for Employment Discrimination

A jury awarded our client Deanna McClurg $350,000 in compensatory, and $500,000 in punitive damages in an age and sex discrimination case against her former employer, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The case was filed and tried in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.

Ms. McClurg worked for MoDOT for over 29 years.  She started […]

$150,000 Jury Verdict in Premises Liability Case

After a five (5) day jury trial, our attorneys obtained a jury verdict of $150,000, in a premises liability case against the Sutherlands Lumber Company of Kansas City.

Plaintiff, an active elderly man, was with his wife at Sutherlands Lumber in Cass County when he sat on a lawn chair set up for display in […]

$115,000 Settlement for Soccer Standout and MLS Draft Pick

ACCIDENT & INJURY:
Our attorneys negotiated a settlement in a negligence and battery case on behalf of the plaintiff, a former college soccer standout and draft pick of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer (“MLS”) Club, who was punched in face, suffered extensive injuries to his jaw, and missed his MLS tryout as […]

$750,000 Settlement For Former Kansas City Employee

Our client was a more than 17 year employee with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was an excellent employee with no legitimate complaints about her performance and always had high performance evaluations.  She was removed from her position as an Assistant Director in the Water Department in an alleged reorganization that only impacted her job, […]