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State courts to begin e-filing cases

Missouri attorneys should get ready for the world of electronic case filing. The first pilot circuit court, St. Charles County, is to begin e-filing some cases in August, with the state Supreme Court to follow in September. For attorneys who practice regularly in federal court, it may not be that big of an adjustment.

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Business wins ruling over meth lab injury

A man who has become a nationally known figure in the fight against methamphetamine is still struggling to collect on a $5 million verdict he won for injuries suffered as a deputy sheriff investigating a potential meth lab at a Franklin County mobile home in 2002.

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Crunching the numbers

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has analyzed the results from motor vehicle collision cases that were tried or settled during the past year, from June 2010 through June 1. Here’s what the figures show.

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Mortgage broker settles class action lawsuit

A federal judge has given final approval to a $1 million class action settlement involving a mortgage broker. Nicole and Alexander Glen had sued Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in St. Charles County Circuit Court in 2007, and the defendant moved ...

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Plaintiffs win $500K in latest KC car dealer trial over advertising campaign

A Clay County jury has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the latest case against a Kansas City area car dealer to reach trial out of more than 200 pending cases. The trial wrapped up Friday at the courthouse in Liberty, with the jury awarding David and Diana Heckadon about $4,290 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.

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Judge OKs $1M settlement with mortgage broker

A federal judge has given final approval to a $1 million class action settlement involving a mortgage broker. Nicole and Alexander Glen had sued Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in St. Charles County Circuit Court in 2007, and the defendant moved the case to federal court the following year.

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Vogels ask for dismissal of claims against them

Missouri Bar President-Elect Lynn Ann Vogel and her husband, Paul, have asked a federal judge to dismiss the claims made against them in an investors’ lawsuit over an alleged Ponzi scheme. Investors sued lawyer and cleric Martin Sigillito last year, alleging he scammed them out of tens of millions of dollars they thought they were investing in British real estate.

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Fatal plane crash trial ends in $48M verdict

A jury in Franklin County returned a $48 million verdict in a fatal plane crash suit, including a $28 million punitive award after the jury heard that an aftermarket parts dealer used a substandard alloy to make the plane’s blade.

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