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Courtside: Lawyers look to economics expert again and again

If one element unites nearly all litigation — whether it stems from a car crash, a missed diagnosis or a wrongful firing — it’s the need to set a dollar value on the plaintiff’s alleged losses. And no one has been called upon to crunch those numbers in Missouri more in recent years than economist John Ward, according to an analysis of cases reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

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Missouri Supreme Court weighs punitive cap in car dealer case

Members of the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with the judiciary’s proper role as they considered a challenge to the state law capping the amount of punitive damages a plaintiff can collect.

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Courtside: City must pay judgment, despite related settlement

The city of St. Louis regularly faces litigation, from falls on city sidewalks to collisions with city vehicles. So it’s not surprising that the city tried to avoid paying out in a jury verdict against it.

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