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TRIAL - November 1, 1999

Suing Foreign Product Manufacturers

Gary C. Robb TRIAL 11/01/1999 Cases against foreign defendants require special care. By following procedures and avoiding pitfalls, plaintiff lawyers can increase the odds of victory for their clients. In this era of global economics, the “Made in the USA” label has become a rare sight. Attorneys who represent plaintiffs in products liability cases are […]

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The Kansas City Star - June 16, 1999

Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Wrestler at Kemper

Christine Vendel The Kansas City Star 6/16/1999 The harness that suspended Owen Hart was unsafe and inadequate to hold the 230-pound professional wrestler who fell to his death last month, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleged. Hart’s family named 13 defendants – including the World Wrestling Federation and the city of Kansas City – in the […]

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The Kansas City Star - June 10, 1999

Inquiry Into Wrestler’s Fall Now Criminal Investigation

Christine Vendel The Kansas City Star 6/10/1999 Police now are conducting a criminal investigation into the death of professional wrestler Owen Hart because they wonder if the equipment he was using was appropriate for the stunt. Hart, 34, died at a World Wrestling Federation show May 23 at Kemper Arena. He was preparing to descend […]

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The Kansas City Star - June 5, 1999

Wrestler’s Brother, Widow Talk with KC Police

Christine Vendel The Kansas City Star 6/05/1999 The widow and a brother of wrestler Owen Hart, who was killed when a stunt went awry May 23 at Kemper Arena, met with Kansas City police Thursday and Friday. “I would like to thank the people of Kansas City for their kindness and sympathy,” Martha Hart said […]

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The Kansas City Star - April 13, 1999

Family Of Girl Killed By Postal Truck Sues

Mark Morris The Kansas City Star 4/13/1999 The family of a 3-year-old girl who was killed last year when a U.S. Postal Service truck slammed into her West Side apartment building sued the U.S. government and the building’s owner Monday. Lawyer Anita Porte Robb said she filed the wrongful-death and personal injury lawsuit on behalf […]

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Lawyers Weekly - February 8, 1999

Top Verdicts of 1998

Top Verdicts of 1998 Lawyers Weekly 2/08/1999 In this special section, Lawyers Weekly ranks the 20 largest plaintiffs’ verdicts, the 20 largest defense verdicts (excess of demand over verdict), and the 10 largest settlements in Missouri in 1998. There were 29 “million-dollar” verdicts during the year. The top five included two premises liability cases, in […]

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly - December 14, 1998

Punitive Damages After Letz And Barnett

Gary C. Robb Missouri Lawyers Weekly 12/14/1998 In 1995, Kansas City Plaintiffs’ attorney Gary C. Robb won jury verdicts of $70 million and $350 million in the Letz and Barnett Life Flight helicopter cases. On appeal, a total of $53 million in punitive damages $26.5 million in each case was upheld by the Missouri Court […]

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly - November 23, 1998

$25M Verdict for Family of KC Judge Who Fell to His Death

By Chris Brown Missouri Lawyers Weekly 11/23/1998 The family of H. Michael Coburn, a Jackson County circuit court judge who fell to his death while inspecting a building that was the subject of a condemnation suit, has won a $25 million verdict. Represented by Kansas City attorney Gary C. Robb, the family claimed that the […]

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly - October 12, 1998

Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases

Kenneth C. Jones Missouri Lawyers Weekly 10/12/1998 After more than five years of litigation, the clients of Kansas City attorney Gary C. Robb are collecting $82 million in two wrongful death cases that arose from a “Life Flight” helicopter crash. The combined recoveries represent the highest amount ever collected in the United States for wrongful […]

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly - October 12, 1998

Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases

Kenneth C. Jones Missouri Lawyers Weekly 10/12/1998 After more than five years of litigation, the clients of Kansas City attorney Gary C. Robb are collecting $82 million in two wrongful death cases that arose from a “Life Flight” helicopter crash. The combined recoveries represent the highest amount ever collected in the United States for wrongful death, according […]

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Kansas City Star - August 3, 1998

KC Lawyers Involved in Bar Association’s Look at 1912 Disaster

JOE LAMBE Staff Writer Kansas City Star 8/03/1998 The Titanic’s lookout saw the iceberg late because his binoculars were lost. The ship still would have easily steered clear of a collision – if the helmsman had not thrown it into full reverse. And more than 1,500 people would probably have lived if the ship’s manufacturer […]

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Kansas City Star - May 8, 1998

The Quy Nguyen Case: Check Stirs Debate on Damage Cap

MONICA L. BURROUGHS Staff Writer Kansas City Star 5/08/1998 Kim Anh Cong dreamed of a brighter future when she left Vietnam and moved to America in 1993. But Cong’s dreams died last August with her 23-month-old son, Quy Nguyen, who drowned in a street pit, a few feet from the family’s front door in northeast […]

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Kansas City Star - April 29, 1998

Barnett v. Turbomeca S.A.: Maker of Defective Helicopter Pays Damages to Family of Dead Pilot

Kansas City Star 4/29/1998 The manufacturer of a defective helicopter Tuesday paid more than $40 million and ended a lawsuit by the family of a Life Flight pilot killed in a 1993 crash. The payout came after a Jackson County Circuit Court lawsuit resulted in a jury award of $350 million to the Atchison, Kan., […]

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Kansas City Star - April 18, 1998

The Quy Nguyen Case: Lawmaker Urges Rise in Damage Cap

MONICA L.BURROUGHS Staff Writer Kansas City Star 4/18/1998 On Thursday, the Kansas City Council approved a $100,000 settlement for the family of Quy Nguyen, the 23-month-old boy who died last August when he fell into a 7-foot-deep pit left uncovered by city workers. Anita Porte Robb, attorney for the family and a strong opponent of […]

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Kansas City Star - November 26, 1997

Barnett v. Turbomeca S.A.

JOE LAMBE Staff Writer Kansas City Star 11/26/1997 Citing new U.S. Supreme Court standards, a Missouri appeals court on Tuesday slashed $89 million from the damages awarded to the families of two persons killed in the 1993 crash of a Life Flight helicopter. Although the appeals court found the actions of French helicopter manufacturer Turbomeca […]

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TRIAL - November 1, 1997

General Aviation Cases – Investigating the Case and Knowing The Law and Applicable Rules

Gary C. Robb TRIAL 11/01/1997 All products liability cases have common features. But each case is unique, depending on the particular product involved, and each demands special consideration by the trial lawyer. In this symposium, seasoned attorneys discuss how to overcome the power and wealth of the drug industry in pharmaceutical cases, how to investigate […]

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Kansas City Star - September 25, 1997

Officer Who Was Shot Sues Maker of Police Radios

JOE LAMBE Staff Writer Kansas City Star 9/25/1997 Last year a Kansas City police officer tried to radio for help again and again, but got only static. Then a drug suspect shot him in the leg, according to the officer’s lawsuit filed Wednesday. Robert Blehm and his wife, sued Ericsson Inc., which made the radio […]

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Amy Johnson - March 10, 1997

$14 Million Settlement Shows Increasing Value of Children’s Lives

Amy Johnson 3/10/1997 A $14 million settlement is quite extraordinary, especially in the death of a teenager who had no wage-earning history. But this recent case reflects the trend toward valuing children’s lives in non-economic terms. For defense lawyer Stephen Novack, who represented the bus company sued for wrongful death, settling the case seemed the […]

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Kansas City Star - February 4, 1997

Woman Wants Her Son’s Death to be a Warning

JOE LAMBE Staff Writer Kansas City Star 2/04/1997 Ryan Sayles was just a boy, but those who knew him had glimpsed greatness. He was an A student at Lincoln Prep who hoped to earn more than one college degree. He was so popular that he was a homecoming king candidate as a freshman. When he […]

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Kansas City Star - January 31, 1997

$14 Million Settlement in School Bus Death

By JOE LAMBE Staff Kansas City Star 1/31/1997 A school bus transportation company will pay $14 million to the mother of a Kansas City boy who was dragged and crushed to death when his jacket strings caught on a bus-door handrail. The mother who lost her only child announced Thursday she will use her award […]

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The two highest jury verdicts in the United States in helicoptor crash trials

The two largest pre-trial aviation settlements in U.S. History for a single injury in a helicopter crash

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Robb & Robb Named as Cover "Super Lawyers" for 2007

The Bulldog & The Ballerina

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The Golden Couple

How Two Former Defense Lawyers Became One of the Most Successful Plaintiffs’ Duos in the Country

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Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases

Highest Amount Ever Collected in Death Suits

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Litigator v. Helicopter

Attorney Gary Robb is by far the most successful helicopter-crash trial lawyer in the country.

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Lawyer Becomes "Go-to-Guy" After Helicopter Crashes

The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash.

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