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Dramatic hit-and-run ends in double policy limit
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-10-17
A dramatic sequence of events sparked by a hit-and-run accident resulted in a double policy limit for a woman who sustained serious injuries to her foot. On June 28, 2014, an off-duty police officer was driving with his wife and son at the intersection of Gravois Bluffs Boulevard and Gravois Bluffs Circle in south St….
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Second settlement of $540,000 approved for family of man killed by Jason Stockley
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-10-16
U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton has approved a second settlement, this time amounting to $540,000, for the family of Anthony Lamar Smith — the man killed in 2011 by former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Jason Stockley after a high-speed chase. The state, which at the time of the 2011 incident controlled the city’s police,…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Jury sides with officer in suit against corrections department
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2019-10-15
A Jackson County jury has awarded $200,000 to a former corrections officer in her discrimination and retaliation suit against the Missouri Department of Corrections. Jurors found the department liable for plaintiff Ana Barrios’ claims of harassment based on gender, gender discrimination and retaliation. They found the department was not liable for punitive damages, however, and…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Appeals court affirms $113.7 million award for corrections officers
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-10-15
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $113.7 million verdict for Missouri corrections officers who said they were denied compensation for pre- and post-shift duties. A Cole County jury issued the award to a class of about 13,000 corrections officers in August 2018 following an eight-day trial. The case was the third-largest…
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Ford Motor Co. wins at trial in asbestos-death case
Posted by: Lawrence Davidson on 2019-10-14
Ford Motor Co. won a defense verdict in the asbestos-related death of a former brake worker. The company was the last of 60 defendants named in a suit involving the death of Robert Hare, an attorney for Ford, Brita Cantrell of McAfee & Taft, wrote in a case summary submitted to Missouri Lawyers Media. Hare,…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Jurors side with doctor in worsening-wound case
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-10-10
Platte County jurors decided that a doctor did not commit an error in diagnosing a woman who later needed surgery to repair a hematoma in a deep abrasion. TShanna Long-Young sued Dr. Jason Goergen, alleging that he had failed to order any imaging or refer the plaintiff to a specialist in regards to a worsening…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Woman bitten by own dog settles with adoption agency
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-10-09
A Clay County dog owner attacked by her own pet will receive a $160,000 settlement from the agency that allowed her to adopt it. Elizabeth Seymour sued the KC Pet Project in connection to injuries she received from an American Staffordshire Bulldog she acquired in September 2017 for $120. Launched under the Missouri Merchandising Practices…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Jury finds Ford Motor Company liable for mechanic’s lung illness
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-10-08
Jurors in St. Louis on Aug. 22 found that Ford Motor Company was liable for the lung illness suffered by a South County man who worked as a mechanic at automobile dealerships from the 1960s to the 1980s. According to court records, Alfred Bennett was an employee at various Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealerships in…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Colorado bicyclist settles for $820,000 after wreck on patched pavement
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-10-07
A bicyclist who crashed on a roadway in Boulder, Colorado, settled for $820,000 with a company alleged to have improperly patched the pavement, according to his attorney. Alvin A. Wolff Jr. of Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers in St. Louis said the defendant company was performing infrastructure work that required a bore pit in the…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Death following ankle sprain results in second defense win
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-10-03
An Illinois jury decided for the defense in a wrongful-death case stemming from a woman’s death just days after a twisted ankle sent her to the doctor. Tamara Kay Greco, 36, went to an emergency room and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. The defendant, Dr. Bruce Vest, ordered a walking boot for the decedent…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements

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