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Utility worker’s children settle for $791,291 under mesothelioma-benefit law
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-04-16
The estate of a longtime power company worker who died of mesothelioma reached a settlement of more than $791,000, according to the family’s attorney. Randall Barnes of Barnes & Associates in Jefferson City said the decedent, August Dudenhoeffer, worked for Central Electric Power Cooperative in Chamois, Missouri, for 17 years ending in 1982. His job…
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Woman in wheelchair settles for $100,000 after van injury
Posted by: Alan Scher Zagier on 2020-04-15
A St. Louis nursing home resident who broke both legs after tumbling from her wheelchair while riding in a medical transport vehicle settled a lawsuit against the van’s owner and its driver. According to the 2019 suit, Theresa Fehrmann was injured while returning home from a doctor’s appointment at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Avoid these kind…
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Woman wins after photos posted to plastic surgeon’s website
Posted by: Allen Fennewald on 2020-04-09
A Boone County jury awarded $450,000 to a woman whose nude photos were posted to a plastic surgeon’s website against her will. The plaintiff, Lisa Coffman, sued Matthew J. Concannon for posting to his company’s website in 2011 nude photos of her body before and after cosmetic surgeries taken to document her condition and recovery….
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Judge awards $94,880 in damages for seized coin collection
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2020-04-08
A federal judge in Kansas City has awarded a New Mexico woman nearly $95,000, finding the U.S. government liable for conversion after it seized 364,000 $1 presidential coins from her as part of a criminal investigation and failed to return them. On March 23, U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough found for Carrie Willis, of…
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Jurors side slightly with man splashed by asphalt sealant
Posted by: David Baugher on 2020-04-07
A man injured while attempting to fill a tank with asphalt sealant will take home only $1,100 in damages due to a small award and a heavy allocation of fault to the plaintiff. “The plaintiff had his own asphalt sealant business, and he pulled up to fill his tank at our facility with asphalt sealer,”…
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Insurer settles for $100,000 as driver faces charges from crash
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-04-07
An Excelsior Springs woman reached a $100,000 settlement with a driver who caused a three-vehicle collision, according to her attorney. Rachel Lawrence of Brown & Crouppen’s Kansas City office said that on Sept. 1, 2018, Belinda Holly, then 54, was a passenger in a 2012 Ford Taurus driven by her husband, Eddie Holly Jr. They…
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Acquitted suspect reaches $2.05M settlement after insurance ruling
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-04-06
A man convicted and then acquitted of murdering his wife reached a $2.05 million settlement in a civil rights suit against a group of Lincoln County law enforcement officials. Former murder suspect Russ Faria initially was convicted of the Dec. 27, 2011, stabbing death of Betsy Faria in their home in Troy. But a Missouri…
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Owner gets $140,000 settlement in assault by bar customer
Posted by: Allen Fennewald on 2020-04-03
A St. Charles bar owner received a $140,000 settlement after he was severely injured by a former customer, according to the law offices of Maha Amircani. Dustin English was attacked in the breezeway of the Undertow Restaurant on Aug. 12, 2017, at 142 N. Main St. in St. Charles. Richard Clouser punched English in the…
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Family settles for $700,000 after teen’s death in head-on crash
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-04-02
The parents of a teenage driver killed in a head-on collision settled a wrongful-death claim for $700,000, according to their attorney. Jared Rose said the collision between two pickup trucks took place in 2018 on a two-lane road in rural Missouri. Rose said the defendant was alleged to have crossed the center line of the…
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Missourians settle hydraulic oil suit with Walmart, fluid manufacturer
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2020-03-30
A federal judge has given final approval to a class-action settlement in a suit alleging Walmart and a manufacturer of tractor hydraulic fluid deceptively sold and made a product that damaged Missourians’ farm, logging and construction equipment. On March 3, Senior Judge Ortrie D. Smith approved a $400,000 settlement in a case brought against Walmart…
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