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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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Categories: Case Results

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 Amendm… 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 assault… Read More
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Categories: Case Results

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 a… Read More
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Categories: Case Results

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 allo… 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 di… Read More
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Categories: Legal News

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 c… Read More
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Categories: Case Results

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 wh… Read More
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Categories: Case Results

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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Categories: Case Results

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