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Woman wins case over icy crash

A woman who sued the city of St. Louis after she was hurt in a car crash won more than $100,000 at a jury trial. But jurors also found her partly at fault, reducing her net award to $63,600.

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Courtside: Plaintiff lawyers warming up to St. Louis County

For many years, plaintiff attorneys filed cases in the city of St. Louis rather than the county whenever they could. The conventional wisdom was that St. Louis County juries look askance at awarding big verdicts to injured plaintiffs, and defense lawyers knew as much and rarely made substantial offers to settle litigation early.

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Court finds insurer liable in car dealer case

Attorneys who are handling a series of lawsuits against Chad Franklin and his Kansas City area car dealership business got some good news from a state appellate court about their legal theory.

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UPDATE: Food truck plans to re-invent its brand

A judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to Mangia Italiano, a sit-down restaurant that sued Mangia Mobile, an unaffiliated food truck, for unfair competition and trademark infringement..

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Courtside: Wheel cases show frustration of injury work

Plaintiffs and their attorneys often talk when they file a product liability case about the need to hold a company accountable for a defective product. They yearn for a highly publicized trial and a big verdict that they hope will, from their perspective, punish a business for being careless or putting profits ahead of safety.

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Car dealer wins $19M in suit against Suzuki

A Jackson County jury has awarded more than $19 million to a car dealer who alleged he was harmed by negative publicity about another dealer who’s also his brother.

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