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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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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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