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Jury rejects negligence claims in fatal accident

Family blamed business owner who loaned equipment

A Jasper County jury rejected negligence claims stemming from a fatal machinery accident. The decedent's family had claimed a salvage company owner who loaned heavy equipment to the decedent was at fault for the accident. Michael Ellis Sr., 72, was moving from Oklahoma to a property he and his wife, Wilma, were renting in Galena, Kan. ...