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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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We've Moved

Beckstedt & Associates is pleased to announce our expansion and move to 2162 Church Street in Historic Christiansted. We welcome aboard Maureen Shaw and Robb Kuczynski to our litigation team. Maureen is a legal assistant with 8 years of experienc… Read More
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New Defense Firm in Virgin Islands

On January 1, 2012, Attorney Carl Beckstedt established the firm of Beckstedt & Associates, specializing in insurance defense and civil litigation. Prior to establishing his own firm he was managing partner of Bryant Barnes Beckstedt & Blair,… Read More
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Carl Beckstedt Wins Defense Verdict in Virgin Islands Products Liability Case

On September 9, 2011, a local Virgin Islands jury returned a verdict for the defense on all counts in a products liability based suit defended by Attorney Carl Beckstedt. The claim arose from a three year old who ingested Dieffenbachia, a well-known… Read More
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Carl Beckstedt Presents at the Virgin Islands Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

December 2010: Attorney Carl Beckstedt Presents at the Virgin Islands Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on St. Croix. Attorney Beckstedt will be a panel guest for the Virgin Islands Bar’s CLE course on arbitration. His presentation is entitled “… Read More
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Carl Beckstedt Wins Defense Verdict in the First Virgin Islands Personal Injury Arbitration

July 2008: Attorney Carl Beckstedt Wins Defense Verdict in the First Virgin Islands Personal Injury Arbitration. In 2008, Carl Beckstedt tried the first known Virgin Islands personal injury claim to an arbitrator pursuant to his client’s recently i… Read More
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