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NTSB Holds Hearings on Amtrak Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board held investigative hearings to review causes and circumstances related to recent deadly Washington state and South Carolina Amtrak crashes.

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CSX’s Commitment to Safety Questioned after Derailment

CSX Transportation's commitment to safety has been called out after a series of accidents, derailments and safety issues. CSX employees cite several safety factors and safeguards that are being ignored by CSX.

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CSX Railroads Sacrifice Safety for Efficiency

CSX Railways has recently instituted management changes in an effort to bolster its profitability. Although business efficiency appears to have been achieved, the railroads safety metrics have declined as a result. Profits over safety once again...

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Trump Administration Reduces Nursing Home Fines for Violators

The Trump Administration has reduced fines for nursing homes found to be in violation of safety regulations designed to keep patients and residents safe and free from abuse.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Duck Boat Report

The NTSB recently released its preliminary report on the tragic sinking of a Ride the Ducks boat at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Although the report did not make conclusions on failures leading to the accident, it did identify several key questions and considerations it will be looking for answers to as the investigation continues.

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$200 Million in Positive Train Control Grants for Railroads

The Federal Railroad Administration has rolled out a $200 million investment to help finance the adoption of positive train control systems for 28 programs in 15 states. These systems are designed to make trains safer for passenger and commuter trains and have been resisted by rail carriers in the past due to wanting to avoid higher costs.

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NTSB Announces Probable Cause of Deadly Mississippi Railroad Crossing Accident

NTSB announces the likely cause of 2017 Biloxi railroad crossing accident. SJB represent those injured in railroad crossing accidents across the United States.

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Deadly Gas Explosions Caused by Pressure in Pipes

Deadly Boston gas explosions could have been avoided. DBJ is committed to public safety and representing explosion victims who have been harmed through negligence.

Results

DBJ Wins $3.5 Million Cass County FELA Verdict

DBJ wins $3.5 million major verdict on behalf of client injured in an avoidable railroad injury case. The case was tried to a jury in Cass County, Missouri.

Results

DBJ Earns $550k Verdict for Ward Parkway Auto Crash

Grant Davis and DBJ win $550,000 Jury Verdict on behalf of motor vehicle accident victim in Jackson County, Missouri.

Honors and Awards

DBJ congratulates its attorneys selected to 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

For DBJ, it’s about more than just obtaining the largest result; it's about demanding accountability for the people and causes we stand behind. DBJ congratulates its attorneys selected to 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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The Law Firm of Davis Bethune & Jones is Proud to Congratulate Scott S. Bethune for His Inclusion in KCBJ’s 2017 “Best of the Bar”

Kansas City Business Journal’s 2017 “Best of the Bar” lists DBJ's own Scott S. Bethune

Honors and Awards

Three Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018 Best Lawyers in the Kansas City Area

Grant L. Davis, Scott S. Bethune, and Thomas C. Jones of DBJ Law have all been named Lawyers of the Year for 2018 Best Lawyers in the Kansas City Area.

Community Giving

George Brett Thanks DBJ for Their Continued ALS Research Support

DBJ has supported amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research for over a decade, and after again sponsoring the Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic in 2017 received a special thank you from none other than retired third baseman and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, George Brett.

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Wes Shumate Awarded Prestiges KCMBA Thomas J. Conway Award

Each year the KCMBA Thomas J. Conway Award is presented to a young trial attorney with very special qualities.  Wes Shumate has been honored with the Award for 2017.

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Tom Watson Thanks DBJ for Their ALS Support

Kansas City sports icons George Brett and Tom Watson have supported this Kansas City tradition for more than a decade, and this year DBJ received a special thanks from Tom Watson for their Major Sponsorship of the event and continued support.

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Bus Carrying Seniors Struck by Train in Biloxi, Mississippi

DBJ expertly represents families of those injured in dangerous railroad crossings like the senseless tragedy that occurred in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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DBJ Lawyers Featured as Best Lawyers in 435 Magazine

DBJ attorneys Grant L. Davis, Scott S. Bethune and Thomas C. Jones were each featured as Best Lawyers in the November, 2016 issue of 435 Magazine.

Community Giving

DBJ Charitable Foundation Fund Supports Important Causes

DBJ is proud to have established its Foundation to support charitable organizations that advance the education and well being of those most in need.

Community Giving

DBJ Proudly Supports Operation Breakthrough

DBJ is proud to support Operation Breakthrough and it's important role in helping at-risk urban youth, as well as the KCMBA Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance program and its commitment to Operation Breakthrough.

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Record-Setting Lawyer Gets Kick From Plaintiffs’ Work

With a string of multi-million dollar verdicts, including a Missouri record $160 million judgment in a railroad crossing case, Kansas City plaintiff’s lawyer Grant L. Davis has earned a place among the most respected – and feared – lawyers in the state. What most of Davis’ colleagues don’t know is that he had a previous career as a professional kickboxer.

Honors and Awards

Grant Davis Receives Tom Strong Award

Grant Davis was honored to receive the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Tom Strong Award for exemplifying the qualities of professionalism, ethics, character and courtroom success.

Honors and Awards

Scott Bethune and Grant Davis Co-Kings of LEAP

DBJ Partners Scott Bethune and Grant Davis Named "Kings" of LEAP in 2014.

Community Giving

DB&J Supports the Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic

Davis, Bethune & Jones was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic.