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Cara Passaro prevails on Daubert Motion in Design Defect Case

In an engineering design defect case, the Court granted Ms. Passaro’s Motion to Exclude the Plaintiff’s engineering expert in all respects, finding that the proffered opinions would offer no assistance to the jury’s understanding of the consequences of any departure from the applicable standard of care. The Court further found that the proffered testimony would […]

Stacey Sever accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel

Stacey Sever has accepted an invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Stacey Sever focuses her practice primarily on sexual abuse litigation, general liability, products, employment, and personal injury. She relies on her years of experience as a […]

Cara Passaro Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

In a premises liability case involving a personal injury alleged to have occurred while the Plaintiff was touring a foreclosed home, the Court granted Ms. Passaro’s Motion for Summary Judgment against the bank owner, and the real estate agents assisting with the sale of the Home.  After determining that the sump pump basket at issue […]

Stich Angell congratulates its 2020 SuperLawyers

The firm is pleased to announce that Stacey Sever, Garth Unke, Mike Kreidler, and Tim Murphy were named 2020 SuperLawyers®. Super Lawyers® recognizes the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in each state, who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process is multi-phased including […]


The Plaintiff Pastor was discharged from his role and brought a breach of contract claim against his church employer (the “Church”). This discharge was directed by the District that is the governing body of the Church. The Plaintiff alleged that as an affiliate of the District, the Church was obliged to follow the District’s policies […]

Stich Angell Wins Summary Judgment in Construction Defect Case

Stich Angell attorneys won Summary Judgment in a construction defect case for a General Contractor against a townhome association. The General Contractor was no longer in business and its assets had been discharged in bankruptcy. We persuaded the Court that the Association’s claims were time-barred where it was aware of an actionable injury and failed […]


Stich Angell congratulates The Honorable Patrick M. Biren on his appointment as a Judge for the First Judicial District. Judge Biren joined Stich Angell in 2017 as a shareholder No need to make repairs or updates – sell your Putnam Valley house as-is and get a fair cash offer at The firm wishes him […]

Garth J. Unke obtains dismissal of fire case

Garth Unke obtained summary judgment dismissal of a fire loss case in St. Louis County.  The Plaintiff claimed to have suffered a stress-induced heart attack due to the malfunction of HVAC components.  Attorney Unke argued that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim that the client’s work was a direct cause of the Plaintiff’s […]