Sean Cooper

Kansas City - Associate | 816-714-7109 (Direct) | cooper@stuevesiegel.com

Sean focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, class actions, and antitrust litigation. He joined Stueve Siegel Hanson in 2013, and is already helping clients gain successful results. Recently, Sean was part of a team of lawyers who reached a Settlement Agreement between Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp, U.S.A. (KMM), Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) and a Kawasaki vendor, resulting in a $4 million payment to Kawasaki. 

Sean earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013.  During law school, Sean was an Associate Editor of the Kansas Law Review and won CALI Excellence for the future Awards in KU’s Immigration and Asylum Clinic and International Human Rights Law. Before law school, Sean earned a B.A. in English from Truman State University and graduated summa cum laude. Sean was also a four-year varsity tennis player at Truman, posting one of the winningest records in school history. He also received his M.A. in English from Truman State, where he was graduate student of the year in the English program. After receiving his M.A., Sean taught English as a second language in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sean lives in West Plaza in Kansas City with his wife and young daughter.

 

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Sean was part of a team of lawyers who recently reached a Settlement Agreement between Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp, U.S.A. (KMM), Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) and a Kawasaki vendor, resulting in a $4 million payment to Kawasaki.  The vendor supplied fuel filters to Kawasaki for use in small engines which powered outdoor equipment such as lawnmowers.  Kawasaki’s suit alleged the filters were defective, leaked fuel, and in some cases caused fires on consumer lawnmowers.  After learning of the defective part and potential fire hazard, Kawasaki instituted a nationwide recall for the safety of its customers.  Kawasaki brought claims for breach of warranty, breach of contract, and fraudulent inducement to recover its damages from recalling the fuel filters, seeking $4 million in damages.  

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., et al. v. United Egg Producers, et al.  Sean is part of the litigation team that represents Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., and local grocery stores in an antitrust lawsuit against numerous egg producers and egg industry trade groups for artificial inflation of egg prices. The lawsuit alleges that defendants engaged in a conspiracy designed to increase the price of eggs in violation of the Kansas Restraint of Trade Act. After nearly four years of litigation, Stueve Siegel Hanson successfully resolved this litigation in 2014.

In re: The Home Depot, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (N.D. Georgia) (Consumer Data Breach Litigation) - Sean is working with lead counsel representing consumers in multi-district litigation against The Home Depot, Inc. following a massive data security breach involving the personal and financial information of approximately 56 million customers. The case is consolidated and currently being litigated in the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.  

In re: Target Consumer Data Security Breach Litigation (D. Minnesota) (Consumer Data Breach Litigation) – Sean is a member of the firm's team representing a class of consumers in multi-district litigation against Target Corporation following an announcement that hackers had apparently stolen 40 million customers’ credit and debit card information and compromised 70 million customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. A settlement providing for monetary and non-monetary relief to consumers nationwide was preliminarily approved by the Court in March of 2015.

Missouri, 2013

U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2013

University of Kansas School of Law, 2013

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Truman State University

M.A., English, 2008

B.A., English, 2006 – Summa cum Laude

Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court, Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

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