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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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Retirement Announcement

Commencing September 1, 2020, Attorney Emily Shoup will be Of-Counsel to Beckstedt & Kuczynski LLP. Attorney Shoup is retiring as a partner from full time practice, but will continue to work in a reduced capacity on certain cases. We look forward… Read More
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An Exciting Update

We have exciting news this year. First and foremost, congratulations to Robert J. Kuczynski, Esq. on becoming partner. Effective January 1, 2020, the firm will be doing business as Beckstedt & Kuczynski LLP. In addition, we welcome Jalicha B. Per… Read More
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2019 V.I. Moot Court Competition a Success

Attorney Robb Kuczynski had the honor of co-chairing the 25th Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition held on May 21 and 23, 2019. Robb developed the hypothetical “problem” which involved the appeal of a Syrian immigran… 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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Good News for the Good Hope Country Day Moot Court Team!

The Good Hope Country Day School (GHCDS), coached by Beckstedt & Associates attorney Michael A. Rogers, won the V.I. Bar Association sponsored 23rd Annual Moot Court competition held May 16 – 18, 2017. The competition involved the First Amendme… 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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VI Supreme Court changes premises liability law in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Our newly created VI Supreme Court continues to change existing law and develop its own jurisprudence. In Machado v. Yacht Haven U.S.V.I, LLC, 2014 Westlaw 5282116 (VI Oct. 16, 2014), the court has eliminated the invitee, licensee and trespasser dist… Read More
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Categories: Legal News

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