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Suit against dealership won’t be arbitrated

The Missouri Court of Appeals said a lawsuit against a car dealership in Clay County can go forward. Heartland Chevrolet had sought to compel arbitration after Kristyn and Michael Krueger filed suit after they bought a vehicle. The appeals court ...

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‘Excessive’ punitive damages reduced against Dollar Rent-A-Car

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reduced the punitive damages in one of the largest jury verdicts of 2007 to less than 25 percent of the original $500,000 award. The court upheld Terri Wallace’s jury verdict against Dollar ...

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Union rep accused of shielding illegal aliens gets new trial

A federal appeals court reversed the conviction for an Iowa meatpacking plant’s union representative convicted last year of shielding illegal aliens. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a jury instruction at Braulio Pereyra-Gabino’s trial allowed the jury ...

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Westboro is 3-0 against cities’ funeral protest laws

A federal court has approved a preliminary injunction against the city of Gladstone, preventing enforcement of an ordinance against protesting at funerals. The injunction, signed today by U.S. District Chief Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. in Kansas City, is the second ...

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