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Courtside: Insurance group reports slip-and-fall fraud rising

A nonprofit insurance industry group recently issued a report that found fraudulent slip-and-fall claims were on the rise, and it said Missouri moved into the top 10 states nationally with questionable claims.

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Judge rules against off-road racing park

A man injured when an off-road vehicle crashed into a group posing for a photo won a more than $4 million bench verdict in Jasper County.

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St. Louis settles suit over off-duty shooting

A man who sued St. Louis after an off-duty police officer shot him outside a bar in Illinois has agreed to settle his case against the city for about $250,000.

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Arbitrators favor man injured in highway crash

A man seriously injured when his pickup truck went off the road and overturned sued the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, arguing the design was unreasonably dangerous.

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Courtside: Plaintiff can’t benefit from official immunity

A state trooper injured while responding to a traffic crash sued other emergency responders alleging negligence. She had crashed into a parked volunteer fire department truck on the scene just past the crest of a hill.

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Defense sees victory in crash’s small award

A Jackson County jury returned a $13,000 verdict for a woman who sued over injuries she claimed resulted from a chain-reaction traffic crash, and the defendant’s attorney saw the result as a win.

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