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Noland Law Firm Wins Case in The Missouri Supreme Court Striking Down Cap on Punitive Damages

September 18, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court recently struck down the cap on punitive damages for common law causes of action in the case of Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North.  In doing so, the $1,000,000 judgment for punitive damages awarded to Lewellen by a Clay County Jury, was restored.  Doug Noland,…

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Noland Law Firm Wins Case in Missouri Supreme Court: Court Strikes Down Cap on Punitive Damages

September 18, 2014

Noland Law Firm attorney, Doug Noland, was victorious in the Missouri Supreme Court, after arguing to strike down the cap on punitive damages in common law causes of action.   On September 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously voted to strike down the cap on punitive damages, in  §510.265 of Missouri Statutes, in the case of Lillian Lewellen…

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Consumer Law: Tips When You Have Been the Victim of a Data Security Breach

February 18, 2014

With the increase in the amount of transactions that occur on credit and debit cards, it is important to know what should happen if you are the target of a security breach.  Many steps can be taken to protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft or fraud.  The following article offers tips to protect…

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Noland Law Firm, LLC. argues the Constintutionality of Missouri’s Punitive Damages Cap in Front of Missouri Supreme Court

October 11, 2013

Noland Law Firm attorney Douglass F. Noland, argued the constitutionality of Missouri’s cap on punitive damages before the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The case brought before the Supreme Court was Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, SC92871. The appeal follows a $4 Million jury verdict against…

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The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Remedies for Consumers

August 9, 2013

Noland Law Firm attorneys, Douglass F. Noland and Jennifer N. Wettstein, recently had an article featured in the July/August issue of the Journal of the Missouri Bar, titled:  The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Remedies for Consumers. The article outlines the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the remedies it provides to consumers who have claims involving…

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Western District Court of Appeals Affirms $500,000 Punitive Damages Verdict against Chad Franklin and CFS Enterprises, Inc.

April 3, 2013

On March 19, 2013, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District affirmed a $500,000 punitive damages award against Chad Franklin and his dealership, CFS Enterprises, Inc. despite actual damages of only $2,144.87 being awarded in the case. The Respondents, David and Diana Heckadon, purchased two vehicles from Chad Franklin’s dealership, CFS Enterprises, Inc.,…

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