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Motorcyclist recovers $720,000 after collision

A panel of three arbitrators in Greene County awarded $1.2 million to a motorcyclist injured in a collision. But the panel allocated 40 percent fault to the motorcyclist, for a net award of $720,000. Tammy Jolley, 35, was driving her ...

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Jury finds zero fault for car-pedestrian collision

A Johnson County jury refused to assess fault to a motorist who struck a good Samaritan trying to assist at the scene of an earlier car accident. Each party claimed the other was 100 percent at fault for the collision, ...

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Employee recovers $1.02M for collision injuries

An employee injured in a rear-end collision has reached a $1.02 million settlement with the other motorist and the employer’s underinsured motorist carrier. The confidential parties settled before litigation was filed. The plaintiff was painting highway lines from the back ...

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Drunken-driving accident case settles for $725,000

An underage bar patron injured in a drunken-driving accident has reached a $725,000 settlement of his Clay County case against the bar and bar owner, who was allegedly behind the wheel in the single-car accident. The identities of all parties ...

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Head-on collision case settles for $250,000

A motorist injured in a head-on collision has reached a $250,000 settlement of her Jackson County case against the other driver. Beverly Doyle, 56, was on her way home from a work-related conference Oct. 25, 2006. She was driving her ...

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School district recovers $250,000 for property damage

A Springfield school district reached a $250,000 settlement of its Greene County case against a high school student accused of negligently causing property damage to the school during after-hours horseplay. The school district also made negligent supervision claims against the ...

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Chrysler, car dealership cleared of product liability claims

A St. Louis jury rejected a driver’s claim that defective upper ball joints on his Dodge pickup truck were to blame for a collision that killed three passengers in another vehicle. After a $50 million initial demand for punitive damages, ...

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Patient settles with cardiologist, hospital for $9.25M

A patient who needed heart and kidney transplants after suffering severe complications from a cardiac catheterization procedure has reached a $9.25 million settlement of her Jackson County medical negligence case against the cardiologist and hospital where the procedure was performed. ...

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