Archive for 2014

June 17, 2014

David Skeens Selected To Serve as Treasurer of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation

Congratulations to David Skeens! David has been selected as the unanimous choice to serve as Treasurer of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation.   As such, he will be responsible for oversight of the financial affairs and investments of the charitable arm of the KC Bar.

June 4, 2014

Baker-AMAX Settlement

WBSV is pleased to announce a $1,431,560.82 class action settlement in Baker, et al. v. Century Financial Group, Inc., et al., Case No. CV100-4294 CC.  Fifth Third Bank (in its own capacity, as successor to Old Kent Bank by merger, and as successor in interest to the CFG-Amax Loans  formerly held and/or serviced by Amaximis […] Read More

May 15, 2014

WBSV Presents at Meeting of 400 Kansas City Attorneys

WBSV attorneys participated in a CLE session entitled “The Best of 2013 – How Some Great Lawyers Achieved Great Results” on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s annual Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference.   David Skeens moderated a break-out panel of what works and what doesn’t at trial with WBSV […] Read More

May 9, 2014


On May 7, 2014, WBSV attorney Matt Crimmins spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Blue Springs along with Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross and other dignitaries.  The brand-new ReStore is located just North of I-70 on Highway 7, and sells new and recycled building […] Read More

May 2, 2014

Thomas v. U.S. Bank, N.A., N.D.

On April 29, 2014, Senior United States District Judge Scott O. Wright entered an Order granting various defendants’ motions to dismiss based on statute of limitations grounds and dismissed the entire lawsuit with prejudice.   The lawsuit was filed originally in 2004 in the Circuit Court of Plate County, Missouri.  The lawsuit followed the dismissal […] Read More

April 18, 2014

U. S. Bank Active Loans Hearing (Direct & Trust Loans)

On April 17, 2014 and April 18, 2014, we appeared before Judge Charles H. McKenzie and presented oral arguments in support of Plaintiffs’ Motions to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Judgment on the Active loans issue.  Defendants U.S. Bank NA and U.S. Bank NA ND offered arguments in opposition.  Judge McKenzie stated that he was taking […] Read More

April 8, 2014

Fred Walters Recognized for Award in KC Counselor Magazine

Fred has been successfully advocating on behalf of his clients in civil trial litigation for over 30 years.  This year, his distinguished career and accomplishments have been recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, which has selected him as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Dean of the Trial Bar Award.  Read more […] Read More

March 6, 2014

Fred Walters Awarded 2014 Dean of the Trial Bar by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

We are very excited and pleased to announce that Fred has been chosen by the KCMBA as one of this year’s recipients of the Dean of the Trial Bar Award!   This prestigious award is given each year to one or more attorneys who have distinguished careers that are substantially devoted to trial practice, and who have practiced for […] Read More

January 22, 2014

Mitchell Class Settlement

Class Counsel are pleased to announce that on December 17, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an Order in Residential Funding Corporation’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy approving the $14.5 million class action settlement with Defendant Residential Funding Corporation (“RFC”) in Mitchell v. Residential Funding, et. al., on condition […] Read More

January 15, 2014

Brett Milbourn Helps Kansas State Treasurer Redeem Nearly $1 Million in Unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds

WBSV is pleased to announce a major victory for the State of Kansas.  Please join us in congratulating shareholder Brett Milbourn, who has been instrumental in helping the Kansas State Treasurer successfully redeem nearly $1 million in long-matured U.S. savings bonds recovered from unclaimed safe deposit boxes, some dating back to World War I.  Since […] Read More

January 14, 2014

Mitchell Class Settlement

More good news!  The Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri issued its Order giving final approval of the $14.5 class action settlement with Defendant Residential Funding Corporation (“RFC”) in Mitchell v. Residential Funding, et al.  As a result, the conditional approval of the settlement by the he United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District […] Read More

January 9, 2014

David M. Skeens Appointed 2014 KCMBA Civil Litigation Section President

WBSV congratulates shareholder David M. Skeens on his recent appointment as the 2014 President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section.  David joins the ranks as one of only seven KCMBA Section Presidents, taking on the important role of leading his Section’s Committee Chairs and numerous lawyer members.  Throughout the year, the […] Read More

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