January 31, 2019
Miller Schirger attorneys
Steve Miller and Toby Hausner obtained an $883,465 award on behalf of Berkel
& Company Contractors, Inc. against Phillips Hardy, Inc., following a one-week
Berkel, a specialty deep
foundations, shoring, and ground improvement subcontractor, installed sheeting
and shoring on two highway projects for Phillips Hardy, a regional general
contractor. Phillips Hardy refused to pay Berkel in full, claiming Berkel delayed
The arbitrator rejected
Phillips Hardy’s claims and awarded Berkel its full contract balances, its
additional delay damages, plus attorney fees, costs, and interest.
“We are thrilled to have obtained such a complete victory for our client, who was finally made whole,” said Miller.
Greg Righter, Berkel’s
President, was ecstatic. “We are obviously very pleased with the outcome.
We attribute such a convincing award to Miller Schirger’s extraordinary
preparation and attention to detail.”
“The business realities of the construction industry often make it difficult for subcontractors to take a stand against hard-nosed, stronghanded tactics intended to force subcontractors to walk away from amounts they are entitled to,” Hausner added. “In this case, our client’s courage and perseverance were rewarded.”
January 25, 2019
Miller Schirger partners John Schirger, Matt Lytle and Joe Feierabend were honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for their efforts in securing a Top 5 Verdict in Missouri in 2018. The lawyers obtained a jury verdict of $34.3 million for the plaintiff class of life insurance policy owners in Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Company. The jury found that State Farm systematically overcharged its policy owners in violation of the terms of the policy. The 2019 Missouri Lawyers Award ceremony was held January 25, 2019 in St. Louis.
November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters has honored three Miller Schirger attorneys in its Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers 2018 edition, including founding partners Steve Miller and John Schirger, and partner Matt Lytle. (more…)
August 01, 2018
Miller Schirger LLC and co-counsel Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP have settled a nationwide class action lawsuit against John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) over alleged life insurance policy overcharges. The settlement was approved by the court on May 8, 2018 and provides that John Hancock will pay $59.75 million (less fees and expenses) in cash compensation to approximately 103,000 policyholders who own or owned a Flex V-II variable whole life insurance policy sold and administered by John Hancock over the last several decades. (more…)
June 08, 2018
After two hours of deliberations, a federal jury in Missouri awarded $34.3 million to State Farm policyholders in a class action trial. (more…)
April 24, 2018
On April 20, 2018, a Missouri class action against State Farm Life Insurance Company was certified as a class by a federal court. The life insurance product at issue is State Farm’s Flexible Premium Adjustable Whole Life Insurance Policy, Form no. 94030. (more…)
January 31, 2018
Miller Schirger is pleased to announce attorney Joseph M. Feierabend has been named a partner. (more…)
December 08, 2017
On December 6, 2017, a Missouri class action consisting of Missouri counties and others was certified against Trinity Industries, Inc. and Trinity Highway Products, LLC (“Trinity”). The product at issue is Trinity’s ET-Plus guardrail end terminals. (more…)
November 17, 2017
The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which recognizes one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, is pleased to certify John J. Schirger, founding partner of Miller Schirger LLC, as a lifetime member. Forum membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, or settlements. Forum membership encompasses excellence in advocacy. Fewer than 1% of U.S. attorneys are members. For over 25 years, John has represented businesses and individuals nationwide in cases involving business and commercial disputes, securities litigation matters and class actions.
January 10, 2018
A presidentially mandated review by the Department of Labor (DOL) of the regulation known as the Fiduciary Conflict of Interest rule has resulted in certain provisions of the original rule being set forth and some requirements of the rule being further delayed, moving the deadline of complete implementation to July 1, 2019. (more…)