Rodney Sippel

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Rodney Sippel
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Alternative court:   Western District of Missouri
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/12/1997 - Present
Preceded by:   Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1995 - 1997
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Jefferson City, MO
Undergraduate:   University of Tulsa, B.S., 1978
Law School:   Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Rodney W. Sippel is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He joined both of the courts in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Education

Sippel was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Tulsa with his B.A. in 1978. Sippel earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in Missouri in 1981.[1]

Professional career

Sippel worked as a private practice attorney in Missouri from 1982 to 1993, and again from 1995 to 1997. Sippel served as an administrative assistant to former Congressional Democrat Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri from 1993 to 1995.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Missouri

On the recommendation of U.S. House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri, Sippel was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by President Bill Clinton on May 15, 1997, to a seat vacated by Stephen Limbaugh. Sippel was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 1997, on a Senate vote, and received commission on November 12, 1997.[2]

Western District of Missouri

On the recommendation of U.S. House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri, Sippel was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri by President Bill Clinton on May 15, 1997, to a seat vacated by Stephen Limbaugh. Sippel was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 1997, on a Senate vote, and received commission on November 12, 1997.[2]

Notable cases

NuvaRing settlement (2014)

In February 2014, Judge Sippel approved a $100 million class settlement over the use of NuvaRing, a birth-control device that sometimes led to injurious side effects, including death. Merck, the maker of the device, would have been able to negotiate a new settlement if less than 95 percent of claimants opted in. The 95 percent threshold was reached in June 2014, and the settlement was finalized between the parties.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Eastern District of Missouri
1997–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Western District of Missouri
1997–Current
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
NA



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