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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…
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Back injuries from crash resolved with insurance company after $590,000 settlement
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-10-02
A man who suffered back injuries in a rear-end collision reached a $590,000 settlement with the defendant’s insurer, according to his attorney. Kevin J. Roach of the Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach in Chesterfield said the accident occurred on Jan. 24, 2018 on Highway 7 in Henry County. His client was traveling northbound when…
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Couple settles for $2.15M after three-wheeled motorcycle crash
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-10-01
A couple obtained settlements totaling $2.15 million after a tire fell off their three-wheeled motorcycle, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The Cagle Law Firm represented James Eggleston and Ruth McKelleb, who were riding on eastbound Interstate 70 toward Indiana on Aug. 20, 2016. Shortly after stopping for breakfast near Effingham, Illinois, the rear tire on…
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Driver struck in Christmas Eve collision wins $93,750 jury verdict
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-09-30
A St. Charles County jury has awarded nearly $100,000 to a 56-year-old St. Charles man who was injured in a two-car collision on Christmas Eve 2016. Kenneth E. Hunn Jr. sued James A. Mainieri, 25, of O’Fallon, in October 2017. He initially demanded Mainieri’s $50,000 policy limit with Allstate Insurance to settle the claim but…
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Chelsea Merta must pay $776,000 for taking files from firm
Posted by: Nicholas Phillips on 2019-09-27
A St. Louis County judge on Sept. 23 entered a judgment of $557,292 against attorney Chelsea Merta and her firm, Lotus Law, bringing resolution to a civil dispute with her former employer, the Stange Law Firm. St. Louis County Judge Kristine Kerr also ordered Merta to pay $218,415 in attorneys’ fees and costs to the…
Jury holds insurer responsible in $171,660 verdict for pricey roof repairs
Posted by: David Baugher on 2019-09-26
Jurors in Jackson County ruled in favor of a couple who were denied an insurance claim for their specialty roof after a windstorm in March 2017. “They felt this was a claim that American Family should have paid on day one,” said plaintiff’s attorney Dennis Cassidy of Hunter & Cassidy. Brian and Rachel Fields’ single-story…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Jury sides with defense in infection death of infant
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2019-09-25
A Clay County jury deliberated for nine hours before siding with a North Kansas City medical clinic, doctor and nurse in an infant wrongful-death lawsuit. Natalie and John Piatt filed the suit after the Jan. 22, 2015 death of their son, Malachi, born 11 days earlier by emergency cesarian section with a severe brain injury…
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‘Short gut syndrome’ lawsuit settles as jurors deliberate
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-09-24
A two-week medical-malpractice trial in St. Louis County settled confidentially just before the jury was expected to render a verdict. The plaintiff, Velma Kuehn, had been treated at St. Mary’s Hospital for an abdominal hernia. In a lawsuit filed in 2013, Kuehn alleged that the surgeon perforated her bowel, leading to sepsis. She was hospitalized…
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Jury awards $6.4M to man burned while tinkering with antique car
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2019-09-23
A Platte County jury found mostly in favor of a man who was badly burned while working on an old car. The jury on Sept. 11 awarded $8 million to plaintiff Jeffrey Bash but found him 20 percent responsible for his injuries, reducing the award to $6.4 million. In April 2012, Bash and Paul Bodde…
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Jury finds for diocese in Abortion Act lawsuit
Posted by: Scott Lauck and Jessica Shumaker on 2019-09-20
A highly unusual employment-discrimination case in Jackson County ended Sept. 18 in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Michelle Bolen sued the diocese in 2016 after she was terminated from St. Therese Catholic School. Bolen worked at the school from August 2000 to July 2015. Her suit said her relationship with the…

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