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Parents of teen who drowned settle wrongful-death suit
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-11-14
The parents of a 19-year-old college sophomore who drowned at a popular water park near Rolla settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the business and its owners for $1 million. David Jackson was a Saint Louis University High School graduate and three-sport star who was preparing to return to Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, where he…
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Family of grandmother killed in drag-race wreck settles for $1.325M
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-11-13
Family members of Kathleen Koutroubis, the 73-year-old grandmother killed in 2016 by a drag-racing wreck in Frontenac, have settled with two defendants in their wrongful-death lawsuit. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company paid the deceased woman’s sons, James and John Koutroubis, a total of $1.25 million. That figure represents the policy limit of $250,000 for…
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USIC settles claims for $10.1M against rival, former employees
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-11-12
Attorneys from the Kansas City-based law firm German May reached a $10.1 million settlement on behalf of USIC, an Indianapolis company that specializes in locating underground utilities. The settlement brings to a close a lawsuit USIC filed against a competitor staffed by former employees whom USIC alleged had stolen trade secrets. According to German May…
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Kansas City police board settles flash-bang suit for $400,000
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2019-11-11
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a girl’s claims that the department used excessive force by employing a flash-bang grenade in her home in 2010, causing her long-term harm. U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. approved the settlement agreement Oct. 24 in the case of Z.J.,…
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Birth injury settled for $1M as federal tort claim
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-11-11
An infant injured at birth at a federally funded health care facility in Illinois reached a $1 million settlement with the U.S. government, according to his attorneys. Rachel Roman and David Zevan of Zevan Davidson Roman in St. Louis said the mother of the plaintiff, known as M.T., was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital on…
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Woman injured on icy Kansas road wins $40,000 at trial
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-11-07
A Kansas City woman who was injured by an Overland Park, Kansas, driver in a rear-end collision received a $40,000 award from Jackson County jurors. “It was on icy roads,” said Jared Rose, who represented the plaintiff. “My client was at a stoplight, and essentially the other guy just came up behind her too fast…
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Motorcyclist settles for $3.3M after collision leads to amputation
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-11-06
A 63-year-old motorcyclist whose injuries from a 2016 collision led to an above-the-knee amputation settled a lawsuit against another motorist and that man’s employer for about $3.29 million. On April 15, 2016, St. Charles County resident Gregory James Kneemiller was traveling on westbound Interstate 255 as part of a funeral procession leaving Jefferson Barracks National…
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Kansas county settles for $3M after teenage detainee suffers head wound
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-11-05
The family of a teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury while in a Franklin County, Kansas, jail reached a $3 million settlement with the county. T.J. Preuss of Preuss Foster Law said the 15-year old, identified as A.B., was at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Ottawa, Kansas, on Aug. 10, 2018. At…
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Negligent entrustment claim secures $1.15M settlement with insurer
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-11-04
A claim of negligent entrustment helped to secure a $1.15 million settlement in a crash involving two college students and a car owned by one of their fathers. “My guy was driving a car around a curve when a BMW struck him,” said Jill Harper of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, which represented the plaintiff,…
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Gay officer wins $20M sex-discrimination suit against St. Louis County
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-11-01
After a five-day trial, a St. Louis County Police Department sergeant won a nearly $20 million jury verdict on claims of sex/gender discrimination and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act. Keith Wildhaber, who is gay and a 25-year veteran of the force, claimed that despite strong performance reviews he was passed over for multiple…
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