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Court Grants Dismissal of Gross Negligence and Punitive Damage Claims Against Our Client

Attorneys Carl Beckstedt and Emily Shoup were successful in obtaining a summary dismissal of plaintiff’s gross negligence claim and demand for punitive damages against a prominent St. Thomas timeshare, notwithstanding the Virgin Islands’ new “n… Read More
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And the Defense Wins!

On November 30, 2018, Carl Beckstedt and Emily Shoup of Beckstedt & Associates, together with co-counsel Jennifer Jones of Law Offices of Jennifer Jones, prevailed on behalf of the Defendant United Corporation in a jury trial in the Superior Cour… Read More
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Beckstedt & Associates Obtains a Rule 12 Dismissal For Failure to State A Claim

Attorney Kuczynski of Beckstedt & Associates obtained a dismissal of a complaint on behalf of his client in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Croix. The Plaintiff allegedly sustained personal injuries after being assaulted… Read More
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Attorney Beckstedt Obtains Defense Verdict

Attorney Beckstedt of Beckstedt & Associates obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas. The plaintiff allegedly sustained numerous soft tissue injuries after slipping an… Read More
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Claimant’s Personal Injury Claim Denied In Its Entirety

Just months before an arbitration hearing, Beckstedt & Associates was substituted in to complete expert discovery and defend a personal injury premises liability case where both liability and damages were hotly contested. Sound preparation allowe… Read More
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District Court Dismisses Case for Failure to State a Claim

Beckstedt & Associates obtained a Rule 12 dismissal of a personal injury action on behalf of a major restaurant chain franchisee in St. Thomas in a negligence case brought under common law negligence. The District Court agreed that there is no ca… Read More
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Superior Court Dismisses Case Finding No Proximate Cause

Beckstedt & Associates obtained a summary dismissal just two days before trial in a hotly contested wrongful death case in which a local worker was killed when a slab he was unloading in St. Thomas fell on top of him. Our client was a Florida who… Read More
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District Court Grants Rule 12 Dismissal Under Application of Iqbal and Twombly

The District Court found that Plaintiffs’ six count complaint against an innkeeper failed to allege factual specificity to support the claims against the innkeeper related to the theft and damage of Plaintiffs’ personal property (which was eventu… Read More
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Beckstedt & Associates Wins Two Defense Verdicts: One in Arbitration and One at Trial

While Attorney Beckstedt awaited a jury verdict in a mandatory, court-appointed criminal defense trial, he got word from his office that he had just won an arbitration hearing in a personal injury premises liability case. The Arbitrator held no liabi… Read More
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Superior Court Dismisses Premises Case

Beckstedt & Associates’ aggressive, yet prudent, use of Rule 12 motion practice is paying dividends to its defense clients. This month we were successful in having the court dismiss a premises liability case based upon plaintiff’s fai… Read More
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