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May 10, 2018

WBSV is now WRRSV – Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C.

Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C. is changing its name to “Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C.”  WRRSV will include former WBSV shareholders R. Frederick Walters, J. Michael Vaughan, Karen W. Renwick, Kip D. Richards and David M. Skeens.  “The newly-constituted firm will continue its broad-based litigation practice, representing a multitude of consumers and […] Read More




April 24, 2018

WRRSV Prevails on Appeal of Class Action Dismissal

On April 24, 2018, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri reversed the dismissal and summary judgment in favor of ten (10) mortgage lenders in Baker v. Century Financial Group, Inc., et al.  WD Appeal No. WD80813.  The claims in the case involve allegations that the second mortgage loans made to […] Read More




April 17, 2018

Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri Certifies Class of Missouri Insurance Policy Holders

The lawyers at WRRSV are pleased to announce that the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri on July 12, 2017 certified a statewide class of Missouri insurance policyholders having policies issued by Fire Insurance Exchange in McLaughlin v. Fire Insurance Exchange, Case No. 1316-CV11140.  The class of plaintiff policyholders constitutes more than 16,000 former or […] Read More




June 26, 2017

In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation

Syngenta Corn verdict of $217.7 Million in favor of Kansas Class of Corn Farmers:   Suit was brought by farmers across the nation against Syngenta for selling a genetically modified corn trait that had not been approved by the Chinese for import.  The suit alleged that Syngenta was unreasonable in rushing the corn to market […] Read More




December 9, 2016

Bertels, et al. v. U.S. Bank NA & Wilmington Trust Co.

March 20, 2017 – On March 6, 2017, the Court entered its Order and Judgment Finally Approving Class Action Settlement and Certifying a Class for Settlement Purposes, which granted final approval of the $2 million class action settlement with U.S. Bank National Association, Wilmington Trust Company, and 12 related securitization trusts (collectively the “Trust Parties”), with […] Read More




September 27, 2016

CBNV Settlement

December 13, 2016 – More Good News!  On December 13, 2016, the Court entered its Final Order Granting Final Approval to the class action settlement with PNC Bank, N.A.!   Pursuant to the terms of the parties’ Settlement Agreement, the Final Settlement Amount will be determined by a three-person Arbitration Panel following an arbitration scheduled […] Read More




February 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Denies PNC Bank’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Great News! Today the United States Supreme Court entered an order denying PNC’s Bank’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari!   The Supreme Court’s order leaves intact the July 2015 opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which affirmed the district court’s order certifying the long-running lawsuit, In re Community Bank […] Read More




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May 17, 2018

WRRSV Announces its Co-Sponsorship of the “Celebrate the Greats” event at the annual Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference

WRRSV is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of the “Celebrate the Greats” event at the 45th annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference.  This year’s conference is being held May 16-18 in Branson, Missouri.   The annual conference is attended by more than 350 attorneys and judges, provides networking and continuing legal education opportunities, and recognizes some […] Read More




November 27, 2017

Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C. selected as one of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018

Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C. has been selected as one of U.S. News & World Report – 2018 Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” in Commercial Litigation.  This broad practice area involves virtually any dispute that arises in the business world and encompasses several of WRRSV’s premier practice areas, such as Class Actions and  Business Disputes.  WRRSV received the prestigious […] Read More




September 25, 2017

DAVID M. SKEENS HELPS ENSURE SUCCESS OF KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER GALA

WBSV is honored to recognize the efforts of shareholder David M. Skeens for his part in ensuring the success of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Liberty & Justice Gala this year.   Thanks to David’s invaluable time and dedication to KCMBF, the 2017 Liberty & Justice Gala was attended by nearly 300 guests and raised […] Read More




March 22, 2016

David M. Skeens Elected to Serve on Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Board of Directors

March 22, 2016   Congratulations are once again in order! WRRSV shareholder David Skeens has been selected to serve on not only the 2016 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors, but the 2016 Kansas City Bar Association’s Board of Directors as well. David is serving as Vice President of the Bar Foundation and is also a Member-at-Large […] Read More




October 29, 2015

David M. Skeens Nominated for Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Congratulations to WRRSV shareholder David Skeens on his nomination to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s 2016 Board of Directors!  David has been nominated for the office of Vice President of the Foundation, which serves the community by creating, supporting and funding public service and education programs which promote the administration of justice, professional development and respect for the […] Read More




April 1, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Names WRRSV One of World’s Top Law Firms

Congratulations are in order! Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C. has been selected as one of U.S.News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” worldwide for 2015 in Commercial Litigation.  This broad practice area involves virtually any dispute that arises in the business world and encompasses several of WRRSV’s premier practice areas, such as Class […] Read More




March 13, 2015

10.25 Million Wrongful Death Verdict for Kearney, Missouri Family

Congratulations to David Skeens, his trial team, and co-counsel on obtaining an award of more than $10.25 million dollars in Orange County, California on behalf of a Kearney, Missouri family.  Our clients, Ted and Kim Jacques, alleged in their wrongful death lawsuit that First House, LLC, a Newport Beach, California drug and alcohol detox center, […] Read More




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