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June 26, 2017

In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation

Syngenta Corn verdict of $217.7 Million in favor of Kansas Class of Corn Farmers:   Suit was brought by farmers across the nation against Syngenta for selling a genetically modified corn trait that had not been approved by the Chinese for import.  The suit alleged that Syngenta was unreasonable in rushing the corn to market […] Read More




December 9, 2016

Bertels, et al. v. U.S. Bank NA & Wilmington Trust Co.

March 20, 2017 – On March 6, 2017, the Court entered its Order and Judgment Finally Approving Class Action Settlement and Certifying a Class for Settlement Purposes, which granted final approval of the $2 million class action settlement with U.S. Bank National Association, Wilmington Trust Company, and 12 related securitization trusts (collectively the “Trust Parties”), with […] Read More




September 27, 2016

CBNV Case

December 13, 2016 – More Good News!  On December 13, 2016, the Court entered its Final Order Granting Final Approval to the class action settlement with PNC Bank, N.A.!   Pursuant to the terms of the parties’ Settlement Agreement, the Final Settlement Amount will be determined by a three-person Arbitration Panel following an arbitration scheduled […] Read More




February 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Denies PNC Bank’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Great News! Today the United States Supreme Court entered an order denying PNC’s Bank’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari!   The Supreme Court’s order leaves intact the July 2015 opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which affirmed the district court’s order certifying the long-running lawsuit, In re Community Bank […] Read More




October 6, 2015

Good News! WBSV is 3-0 at the Court of Appeals!

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Affirms Class Certification in In re Community Bank of Northern Virginia Mortgage Practices Litigation   On July 29, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting class certification to over 22,000 borrowers on their claims against PNC […] Read More




April 9, 2015

Baker-PPB Settlement – **Updated**

WBSV is pleased to announce a $1,764,693.87 class action settlement in Baker, et al. v. Century Financial Group, Inc., et al., Case No. CV100-4294 CC.  Pacific Premier Bank (originally Life Bank) has agreed to pay $1,764,693.87 to settle the claims of 26 class members who obtained 16 second mortgage loans from Century Financial Group on or […] Read More




March 26, 2015

Baker-PPB Settlement

WBSV is pleased to announce a $1,700,000.00 class action settlement in Baker, et al. v. Century Financial Group, Inc., et al., Case No. CV100-4294 CC.  Pacific Premier Bank (originally Life Bank) has agreed to pay $1,700,000.00 to settle the claims of 24 class members who obtained 15 second mortgage loans from Century Financial Group on or […] Read More




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September 25, 2017

DAVID M. SKEENS AND THOMAS V. BENDER HELP ENSURE SUCCESS OF KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER GALA

WBSV is honored to recognize the efforts of shareholders David M. Skeens and Thomas V. Bender for their part in ensuring the success of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Liberty & Justice Gala this year.   Thanks to David’s and Tom’s invaluable time and dedication to KCMBF, the 2017 Liberty & Justice Gala was […] Read More




September 25, 2017

THOMAS V. BENDER ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MISSOURI BAR

Congratulations to WBSV shareholder Thomas V. Bender!  Tom was recently re-elected to represent District 12 on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors.  The Board members then elected Tom to serve as Vice-President of the Missouri Bar for the 2017-2018 term.  At the close of the term, Tom will become the Bar’s president-elect and will lead the […] Read More




March 22, 2016

David M. Skeens and Thomas V. Bender Elected to Serve on Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Board of Directors

March 22, 2016   Congratulations are once again in order! WBSV shareholders David Skeens and Tom Bender have both been selected to serve on not only the 2016 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors, but the 2016 Kansas City Bar Association’s Board of Directors as well. David is serving as Vice President of the Bar Foundation and […] Read More




October 29, 2015

David M. Skeens and Thomas V. Bender Nominated for Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Congratulations to WBSV shareholders David Skeens and Tom Bender on their nominations to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s 2016 Board of Directors!  David has been nominated for the office of Vice President of the Foundation, which serves the community by creating, supporting and funding public service and education programs which promote the administration of justice, professional development and […] Read More




October 27, 2015

J. BRETT MILBOURN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS JOHNSON COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION’S LEGACY AWARD

WBSV is excited to announce that partner J. Brett Milbourn has been awarded the esteemed Johnson County Bar Foundation’s Legacy Award! The Foundation selects only one recipient each year. The award recognizes Mr. Milbourn for his “ceaseless efforts to fulfill the Mission of the Foundation,” and for his role as “a tireless ambassador for the legal community.” […] Read More




September 30, 2015

PAULA BROWN GIVES SEMINAR FOCUSING ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAPS

WBSV attorney Paula Brown educated fellow attorneys about Missouri’s new medical malpractice damages caps at a recent continuing legal education seminar called, “Never Give In:  Missouri’s New Attempt at Medical Malpractice Caps.” The caps limit the amount of money injured plaintiffs can recover for their pain and suffering due to health care provider negligence. As […] Read More




April 1, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Names WBSV One of World’s Top Law Firms

Congratulations are in order! Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C. has been selected as one of U.S.News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” worldwide for 2015 in Commercial Litigation.  This broad practice area involves virtually any dispute that arises in the business world and encompasses several of WBSV’s premier practice areas, such as Class […] Read More




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