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February 7, 2019

Knight Nicastro comments on Asbestos at University of Montana in The Missoulian

Knight Nicastro attorneys James Roberts and Adam Duerk were recently featured in The Missoulian article “Legal battles may lie ahead over asbestos handling by University of Montana.” The article describes the firm’s extensive experience handling asbestos...

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February 1, 2019

Knight Nicastro Investigates Asbestos Containing Materials at University of Montana

Knight Nicastro is investigating the revelation of disease inducing asbestos containing materials (ACM) at the University of Montana’s McGill Hall. EPA test results indicate high levels of asbestos fibers in settled dust inside the 50,000...

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August 1, 2018

Adam Detsky Comments on Lawsuit Over Missouri Duck Boat Accident

Adam Detsky was recently quoted in Steve Vockrodt’s The Kansas City Star article “‘The duck boat industry is in trouble’: Two lawsuits and a criminal investigation.” In the article, Adam describes how the lack of...

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May 15, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether lost wage damages are subject to employment taxes

The U.S. Supreme Court will determine whether a railroad’s payment to an employee for time lost from work is subject to employment taxes under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (“RRTA”). The plaintiff in his FELA...

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May 10, 2018

Colorado Court of Appeals: Claimants May Hold Corporate Officers Personally Liable for Unpaid Wages Under Colorado Wage Claims Act

The Colorado Court of Appeals announced its opinion in Paradine v. Goei, 2018 COA 88, on Thursday, April 19. The court held that the Colorado Wage Claims Act (CWCA) does not prevent plaintiffs from holding...

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December 12, 2017

An epidemic that no one is talking about and simple ways to contain it

By Tanya Patterson The statistics regarding burn out and substance abuse among lawyers are staggering. Up to 20% of lawyers abuse drugs while only 8-10% of the general population do so. In a February 2016...

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December 10, 2017

Amendment 64: Five Years Later

By Adam Detsky Colorado Constitutional Amendment 64, the ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana use for adults, is approaching the fifth anniversary of its passage in November 2012. This article looks at pressing issues the...

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April 22, 2019

Knight Nicastro Participates in the 2019 Food from the Bar Challenge

Kansas City paralegals Karen Frisbie, Jeannie Johnson and Ashley Smith and attorney Michael Wise recently participated in Food from the Bar Helpy Hour with Judge Brent Powell where volunteers packed boxes to be distributed to...

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October 31, 2018

Knight Nicastro Recognized as Donor for KCPA’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters Benefit

The firm recently attended the Kansas City Paralegal Association’s benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The Fall Social had a live silent auction and raffle prizes. Knight Nicastro donated a wine basket for the event. The...

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October 18, 2018

Knight Nicastro Collects Most Teddy Bears for Children in Need

For the past several years, the Kansas City Paralegal Association, during its October vendor showcase, has collected teddy bears to be given out to children in crisis situations by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Last year,...

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June 14, 2018

Noah Garcia Elected to LAKC-YLS Board of Directors

Noah Garcia has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City: Young Lawyers Section. He will serve a two-year term from 2018 to 2020. LAKC-YLS prides itself on its...

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May 9, 2018

Former Colorado Court of Appeals Clerk Accepts Associate Attorney Position

Knight Nicastro is pleased to announce that Nick Erickson, a former law clerk on the Colorado Court of Appeals, has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Nick graduated from Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law...

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April 12, 2018

Karen Frisbie and Michelle Reed Volunteer at Local Food Bank

Karen Frisbie and Michelle Reed of our Missouri office volunteered with the Kansas City Paralegal Association at Harvesters, a local food bank. We appreciate their service to the community and are proud to have them...

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September 6, 2018

Knight Nicastro Successfully Defends BNSF Against Asbestos Claims

Attorneys Chad Knight and Steve Williams represented BNSF in a lawsuit filed by a BNSF engineer in Missoula, Montana. The plaintiff brought claims under the FELA and the Locomotive Inspection Act alleging that he had...

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April 25, 2018

Attorney Anthony Nicastro Scores Contractual Indemnification Victory in Montana Federal Court

The Chief Judge of the United States District Court of Montana recently ruled that an indemnification provision requiring a party to fully indemnify another party even for the negligent conduct of that party is valid...

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March 16, 2018

Knight Nicastro Achieves Unprecedented FRSA Defense Verdict in W.D. Missouri

After a recent three-day jury trial in the Western District of Missouri, Knight Nicastro’s Noah Garcia obtained an unprecedented defense verdict on behalf of a class one railway company client. The case involved a “maintenance of...

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April 15, 2017

Knight Nicastro Success: Anthony Pantoja v. BNSF

Chad Knight was asked defend this case six weeks before trial. Over those six weeks, the team he led completed a year’s worth of discovery that had not been completed, including deposing nearly two dozen...

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April 15, 2017

Knight Nicastro Success: Jeffrey Helmink v. BNSF

Chad Knight and Anthony Nicastro defended BNSF in a lawsuit filed by a mobile repair carman who suffered an amputation injury when a railcar he lost control of a railcar he was working on and...

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April 15, 2017

Knight Nicastro Success: Estate of Richard Hawk v. BNSF

Chad Knight represented BNSF in a FELA wrongful death lawsuit involving an employee of the Great Northern Railroad who worked as a telegrapher at its Libby, Montana rail yard in the 1950s. The Plaintiff claimed...

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April 15, 2017

Knight Nicastro Success: Kenneth Daley vs. BNSF

Defense verdict in Kalispell, Montana in case alleging asbestos and creosote exposure by former engineer for the Great Northern Railroad. The Plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos and creosote when operating a vintage “fireless locomotive” from...

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May 13, 2019

Extending Knight Nicastro’s Firm Name Showcases Growth and Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Effective immediately Knight Nicastro will officially be Knight Nicastro MacKay. The name change reflects the firm’s growth and the outstanding contribution of Derek MacKay who is a current member practicing in the...

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April 8, 2019

Knight Nicastro Expands into Illinois, Welcomes Five Attorneys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knight Nicastro has opened offices in Chicago and Peoria, Illinois, and added five attorneys to its team of skilled litigators. The attorneys add to Knight Nicastro’s significant experience representing clients in the...

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March 6, 2019

Dylan McFarland Joins Knight Nicastro in Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knight Nicastro is excited to welcome Dylan McFarland as an attorney in the firm’s Missoula, Montana office. McFarland brings extensive experience handling complex civil litigation and is a revered member of the...

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January 30, 2019

Knight Nicastro Adds Three Attorneys in Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knight Nicastro expands their deep bench of skilled trial attorneys welcoming a former Senior General Attorney for BNSF Railway and a former Assistant United States Attorney. James Roberts joins as a member,...

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October 2, 2018

Knight Nicastro Adds to its Insurance Defense Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knight Nicastro, best known for its national transportation defense practice, announces a significant addition to its insurance defense group in its Kansas City office. Trial attorneys Derek MacKay, Allison Greenfield, Erik Nelson and Pamela Winter, now formerly of...

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