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Court says some injuries need no expert testimony

The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission doesn’t need to hear testimony from an expert witness when the injury in question is not technical, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District reversed the commission’s decision ...

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Dandurand tapped as deputy attorney general

Another judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is leaving to join Attorney General-elect Chris Koster’s team. Judge Joseph Dandurand, who was appointed to the court just one year ago, will become deputy attorney general, Koster announced in ...

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Koster names Dandurand deputy attorney general

A second judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is leaving to join Attorney General-elect Chris Koster’s team. Koster announced today that Judge Joseph Dandurand will be his deputy attorney general. “I have known Joe Dandurand for over ...

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Eastern, Southern District judges to fill in during Howard appeal

Three outside judges will take the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District bench when Kansas City argues its case against the $2.1 million verdict awarded to Melissa Howard. Howard, a prosecutor in Clay County who sued the city for discrimination ...

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Blind woman sues cab company

A blind Kansas City woman contends she was mistreated and denied a ride by a cab driver, who apparently balked about having a guide dog in the car. Helen Kilby sued Checker Cab on Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court ...

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Couple claims ‘racial animus’ by store’s staff

A Kansas City couple is demanding millions of dollars for the harassment they allegedly received while holiday shopping at a sporting goods store four years ago. Terrie Withers and Alvin Smith, who are engaged, contend in a federal lawsuit that ...

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Couple claims ‘racial animus’ by store’s staff

A Kansas City couple is demanding millions of dollars for the harassment they allegedly received while holiday shopping at a sporting goods store four years ago. Terrie Withers and Alvin Smith, who are engaged, contend in a federal lawsuit that ...

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St. Louis City jury awards $46 million for wrongful deaths of young couple

The families of a young couple who died in a fiery 2002 car accident were awarded a record verdict last week by a St. Louis City jury. The parents of Jose Silva received $25,280,000, and the parents of Ana Silva were awarded $20,780,000. The $46 million combined verdict is believed to be the largest non-punitive award for a wrongful death case involving a child in Missouri.

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