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Worker paralyzed in tree-trimming fall earns $1.1M workers’ compensation settlement
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-09-12
A Mexican landscaper who was paralyzed 14 years ago after falling from a ladder while trimming trees at a Ladue home settled a state workers’ compensation claim for more than $1.1 million. Jose Angel Valdez Garcia, who was 36 at the time, had received an agricultural worker’s visa and been in the United States for…
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$1.75M settlement reached after interpleader litigation
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-09-11
A man whose family died in a car crash reached a $1.75 million settlement following litigation about the defendant’s insurer’s level of liability, according to the family’s attorney. AW Smith of The AW Smith Law Firm in Columbia said the plaintiff’s wife and minor son were struck in a T-bone collision while making a left-hand…
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Fatal truck crash results in $4 million settlement, additional litigation
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-09-10
A truck crash that killed a woman and severely injured her adult daughter resulted in a $4 million total settlement, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs. Robert D. Curran of the Curran Law Firm in Springfield said the accident occurred in a construction zone on eastbound Interstate 44 in Phelps County. A tractor-trailer driver…
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Jefferson County woman awarded $750,000 after injuries linked to a fight between dogs
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-09-09
A Jefferson County woman was awarded $750,000 in connection with injuries sustained when her dog was attacked by another canine. “During the scuffle between the dogs, my client was pulled to the ground, causing her shoulder to dislocate and damaging the cartilage within the shoulder socket,” said Todd Nissenholtz of Cofman Townsley, which represented the…
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State oversight of schools may keep it on hook for $4M award
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-09-05
The state of Missouri’s 12-year takeover of the formerly unaccredited St. Louis Public Schools may be complete, but a legal dispute involving a $4 million default judgment against an ex-music teacher imprisoned for repeated sexual assault of a female student appears headed for a lengthy fight. The former student at Central Visual and Performing Arts…
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St. Louis settles for $385,000 with girl crushed by door at Tilles Park
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-09-04
St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael K. Mullen gave final approval on Aug. 20 to a $385,000 settlement between The City of St. Louis and a young girl badly injured at a city park. According to court records, the plaintiff will use the money to resolve approximately $39,000 in medical liens and to cover $139,000 in…
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Family settles for $1M after fatal medical van crash
Posted by: Scott Andera on 2019-08-30
The family of a man killed in a wreck of a medical transport van reached a $1 million settlement with the van’s operators and another driver, according to the family’s attorney. Christopher A. Allen of Goldblatt Singer represented the survivors of 78-year-old Luis Carlin. On April 24, 2018, a nonemergency medical transport van was carrying…
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UMKC professor settles with University of Missouri for $360,000
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2019-08-29
The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by a University of Missouri-Kansas City professor who alleged that he was retaliated against for reporting the abusive behavior of his colleague, Ashim Mitra. According to the settlement agreement, which was obtained by a public-records request, the Board of Curators of…
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Jury awards $18.25M to girl who visited ER repeatedly before E. coli found
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-08-28
A St. Louis jury awarded more than $18.25 million to a young girl who suffered permanent injuries after she was repeatedly brought to the emergency room but wasn’t admitted. Shortly after the May 22 verdict, the parties reached a confidential settlement that resolved the case. According to the plaintiffs’ attorneys at The Simon Law Firm,…
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Ray, Pettis counties settle suit with couple for $25,000
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2019-08-27
A Kansas City couple who previously sued Clay County’s collector of revenue after they were blocked from participating in the county tax sale has reached a $25,000 settlement with two other counties they also alleged blocked them from participating. Dawn and Joel Yoest have reached a settlement with Ray and Pettis counties for $25,000, according…
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