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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 2001, Kansas Law Review
    • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Division I Academic All-American Student Athlete
Travis Salmon understands the nuances of litigation and trials. As a shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, Travis represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of employment and commercial litigation, including pre-trial, trial, appeals, and alternative dispute-resolution proceedings. He has first-chair jury trial experience, and has argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals. He has extensive arbitration experience, including international arbitration. His practice includes a variety of litigation in state and federal courts such as employment disputes, business torts, civil rights, trademarks, and other intellectual property, franchise, toxic tort, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense, Food and Agriculture and product liability cases.
  • Successfully defended a national telecom carrier against a purported class action case brought in state court involving the calculation of late charges on unpaid bills. We removed the case to federal court and moved to dismiss or stay pending arbitration per the customer's contract with the carrier. The court agreed, stayed the action, and ordered arbitration. Instead, plaintiff dismissed the action.
  • Consumers brought class actions against telecom carrier alleging contract breaches arising out of service-quality issues. We defeated class certification in most cases, and all cases were resolved on favorable terms or dismissed.
  • Represented a nonprofit corporation that was sued in a federal court class action for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Moved for a dismissal based on plaintiff's failure to state a claim. The District Court granted the dismissal and it was upheld by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented Board of Police Commissioners in defense of class action involving claims of wrongful seizure and forfeiture of property. Case was resolved prior to trial on terms favorable to client.
  • Co-counsel with team defending against UCC and Consumer Protection Claims regarding alleged participation in a subprime motor vehicle lending program. After we successfully removed the case to federal court, the court granted client’s motion for judgment on the pleadings dismissing the UCC claims. After extensive discovery, the federal district court granted client’s motion for summary judgment regarding plaintiffs’ merchandising practices act claims and entered final summary judgment in client’s favor. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of all claims.
  • Successfully defended a national pet care products manufacturer in a purported nationwide consumer class action case by avoiding class certification and resolving the claims on an individual basis on very favorable terms for the client.
  • Represented a professional sports player association as licensing enforcement counsel, including enforcement of its members’ publicity rights against the unauthorized use of player names, likenesses and images on consumer products and video games.
  • Plaintiff brought a high profile case against our law enforcement client, alleging that the client falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted him. Successfully resolved the claims on favorable terms for the client.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a class action litigation case in which the court granted the client's motion to compel arbitration and to dismiss or stay the class action litigation. The litigation was stayed pending arbitration, and the case was quickly dismissed by plaintiffs. 
  • Recovered more than $100 million in two state class action cases on behalf of thousands of current and former employees against one of the largest employers in the United States based on wage and hour claims. 
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Mar 13, 2015
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More Relief for Business: U.S. Supreme Court Continues to Restrict Far-Reaching Claims
DRI Today Online Publication
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Rules 52.06-52.09, Third Edition, Rule 52, Parties
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