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Anyone For Business Tort Reform?
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2003-02-10
Dear Editor, Your Jan. 27 issue cited three cases wherein large corporations and stockholders were allowed to file business lawsuits and obtain verdicts and settlements with no caps or limitations on the amount of their damages, and inferentially, with no caps or limitations on the amount of the attorneys’ fees which the attorneys could…
Category(s): Letters To The Editor
The Week In Review
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2003-02-03
Dr. David Giem has delivered about 1,500 babies during his 26 years practicing medicine in Sullivan. Now, Giem says, his practice is threatened by the cost of medical malpractice insurance. In the past year alone, he says, his malpractice insurance premiums rose about 600 percent. “Just the rate of increase is bigger than last year’s…
Category(s): News
Plaintiffs Had Banner Year In 2002, Survey Shows
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2003-01-20
It was a banner year for plaintiffs, according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s annual review of the state’s largest verdicts and settlements. Topping the list was a $2.2 billion verdict — the second highest in state history — against a Kansas City pharmacist who diluted the prescriptions of a cancer patient. The plaintiff’s lawyers, Grant Davis…
Category(s): News Story
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Celebrates 15th Year
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2002-12-16
In 1987, the practice of law was a considerably different animal than it is today. Think of offices without e-mail, without computer networks, some even without faxes. And until the end of 1987, Missouri lawyers did without a legal newspaper, keeping up to date on legal decisions with advance sheets and an ad hoc network…
Category(s): News Story
Maritime Practice Filled With Traps For Unwary
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2002-08-19
Lawyers who handle maritime personal injury cases say the area is filled with traps for the unwary general practitioner. And they have some advice for non-specialists who may be tempted to take one of the increasing number of casino-boat cases — bring in an experienced Jones Act attorney. “Maritime law is peppered with archaic rules…
Category(s): News Story
Posted by: maxschlatter on 2002-05-20
Verdicts & Settlements In-Depth $950,000 SettlementThe family of a 47-year-old woman who died of kidney failure sued her family doctor, her obstetrician-gynecologist and a kidney specialist for medical malpractice.The woman had a urinary tract infection in 1995. The OB-GYN took a culture, which revealed the proteus bacteria, but no follow-up was done. The OB-GYN…
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Big Corporate Firm Gets $4.5M Award For PI Client
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2002-05-13
A man whose ankle was crushed by a tour bus settled his St. Louis City case against the bus company for $4.5 million. Plaintiff Kevin Kister was standing behind the Tiger Air Express bus when it suddenly rolled backwards onto his ankle. The 29-year-old man suffered through 14 surgeries following the accident and remains unable…
Category(s): News Story
Posted by: maxschlatter on 2002-04-29
Verdicts & Settlements By Kristen H. GarrowayA 75-year-old woman who underwent reconstructive surgery after losing both breasts to cancer won $300,000 in her St. Louis County case against her plastic surgeon.Billie Kelley claimed that after the final phase of the surgery, her left nipple was located on the side of her breast rather than…
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Missouri’s 2001 Verdicts Lower Than Recent Past
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2002-01-21
The biggest verdict in Missouri last year came in at just over $40 million, according to Lawyers Weekly’s annual review of the state’s top verdicts and settlements — the first time since 1998 that there was no $100 million award. The lack of a blockbuster case brought the total of the 10 highest verdicts down…
Category(s): News Story
City Venue Was Improper For Later Defendants
Posted by: MO Lawyers Media Staff on 2001-10-29
Where a girl was injured on a carnival ride in St. Francois County and sued a carnival employee — who was a resident of Arkansas — in St. Louis City, venue was not proper in St. Louis City against other Missouri-resident defendants she added the next day, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in a…
Category(s): News Story

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