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Woman hit outside disabled vehicle reaches $500,000 settlement
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-25
A woman struck while standing outside her disabled vehicle on a Kansas highway received a $500,000 settlement, according to her attorney. Reed Martens of Monsees & Mayer said his client, Barbara Greer Martin, was driving westbound on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora on Sept. 30, 2017, when she struck a deer. The disabled vehicle came…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Insurer’s intervention fails to abate $8M judgment
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-25
A Clay County judge awarded an $8 million judgment to a woman severely injured by a drunken driver, despite the intervention of the defendant’s insurer. Judge Janet Sutton on Feb. 25 found in favor of Melissa Rasmussen in her claims against SRJS Inc. and a server at a bar the company owns. Attorneys for Rasmussen…
Student settles claims from relationship with teacher for $2 million
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2020-03-19
The Harrisonville School District has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a student’s claim that a high school aide and coach — who is also the son of the district’s superintendent — engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with her. Cass County Associate Judge J. Michael Rumley approved the settlement Feb. 26. The district…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Illinois driver settles injury claims after crash for $100,000
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-19
An Illinois man accepted $100,000 to settle his injury claims against a driver who rear-ended his vehicle, according to his attorney. James F. Ram of Brown & Crouppen said that on March 5, 2018, Kenneth Charles was driving on North Kellie Drive in Effingham. Charles, then 80, stopped suddenly to avoid a collision with a…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District wins some claims but no money
Posted by: David Baugher on 2020-03-18
Despite a finding of breach of contract, St. Louis County jurors rendered a mixed verdict and awarded zero dollars to the Metropolitan Sewer District in its battle with a contractor about a collapsed sewer line. Thomas J. Magee of HeplerBroom represented defendant Gershenson Construction Company in the suit, in which MSD sought damages for replacement…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Badly injured woman settles with 3 insurers for $150,000
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-17
A St. Louis County woman who was catastrophically injured in a three-car collision settled her claims for $150,000 with multiple insurers, according to her attorney. Andrea Stanley of Brown & Crouppen said the 27-year-old woman was driving to work on Jan. 17, 2019, in cold, snowy weather. While eastbound on U.S. 67 at the intersection…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Head-on crash results in $15M settlement
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-12
A group of plaintiffs injured in a head-on collision reached a $15 million settlement with the at-fault driver, according to their attorney….
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Jury finds festival investors breached contract, awards $7.06M
Posted by: Jessica Shumaker on 2020-03-11
A Kansas jury has awarded two Lawrence, Kansas-based companies $7.06 million after finding two other companies liable for backing out of a deal to fund an Arkansas country music festival, leading to its cancellation in 2015. The jury returned the verdict on Feb. 13 for plaintiffs Pipeline Productions Inc. and Backwood Enterprises LLC against The…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements
Robb & Robb plays key role after Kobe Bryant crash
Posted by: Scott Lauck on 2020-03-10
Kansas City-based Robb & Robb is bringing its renowned expertise in helicopter-crash law to one of the highest-profile tragedies of the year….
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Jury finds for woman over invasive police search
Posted by: Allen Fennewald on 2020-03-09
An eight-person federal jury unanimously awarded $300,000 to a woman who sued a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department detective for performing an unlawful body-cavity search. Kayla Robinson was awarded $200,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages after a three-day trial. Nicholas Dudley, an attorney for Robinson, said the verdict helps deter police…
Category(s): Verdicts & Settlements

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