The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported how Winston Calvert became one of the first people to learn of the historic victory for St. Stanislaus:
Judge Bryan Hettenbach's courtroom was quiet Thursday morning as a clerk handed out copies of the judge's decision in an agonizing legal dispute between the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.
Among the handful of lawyers present were Winston Calvert, representing St. Stanislaus, and Bernard Huger, counsel for the archdiocese.
They'd been here 415 days earlier when the two-week trial ended. Now, at separate tables, they flipped to the final paragraphs of the 50-page decision.
One phrase repeatedly jumped out, in count after count: "Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant Polish Roman Catholic St. Stanislaus Parish."
After a minute, Calvert, expressionless, stood and approached Huger. The two men shook hands.
"Looks like you won," Huger said.
It was a moment achieved through months of legal strategy by St. Stanislaus.