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Nov 30, 2023

Sporting goods chain pays families of serial killer’s victims for illegal gun sales

A sporting goods chain is paying the families of three people shot to death by a South Carolina serial killer $2.5 million after one of its stores sold guns to a straw buyer who gave them to the killer, a felon who couldn't legally buy the weapons.

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Nov 30, 2023

11 seek Platte County judge opening

The 6th Circuit Judicial Commission will meet Dec. 13 to interview 11 applicants for an associate circuit judgeship on the Platte County Circuit Court.

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Nov 30, 2023

Court OKs huge settlement in life insurance dispute

A class of policyholders who alleged they were overcharged for life insurance reached a $325 million settlement with State Farm.

Michael Oher, right, stands with his lawyers outside a Memphis, Tenn., courtroom
Nov 29, 2023

Memphis couple to remove references to Michael Oher being adopted as part of legal battle

A lawyer for the Memphis couple who took in former NFL player Michael Oher when he was in high school said Wednesday that references to Oher being their adopted son will be removed from the couple’s websites and public speaking materials as part of their legal battle over Oher’s finances.

Benjamin Tarbutton III looks to the right as he speaks into a microphone during a public hearing in Atlanta
Nov 29, 2023

Eminent domain case could have widespread property law implications

A hearing began Monday in an eminent domain battle that involves one of rural Georgia's poorest areas but could have implications for property law across the state and nation.

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Nov 29, 2023

Batting cage facility cleared in abuse claims against coaches

A St. Louis County jury found that a batting cage center in Ellisville was not liable for the alleged abuse of a teenage softball player whose team practiced at the facility.

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Nov 29, 2023

Crash on icy curve yields settlement for injured passenger

A woman who suffered severe injuries in a head-on collision on an icy southern Missouri highway recovered more than $1.5 million in a series of pre-suit settlements, according to her attorney.

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Nov 28, 2023

Sandy Hook families offer to settle Alex Jones’ $1.5 billion legal debt for $85M

Sandy Hook families who won nearly $1.5 billion in legal judgments against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Connecticut school shooting a hoax have offered to settle that debt for only pennies on the dollar — at least $85 million over 10 years.

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Nov 28, 2023

Injured man recovers for neck injury on way to work

A man injured in a seemingly work-related accident kept his case out of the workers’ compensation system and reached a $1 million settlement, according to his attorney.

Mike Parson , with his hand over a chair, enters his Capitol office for a news conference while a woman wearing a red suit coat and black shirt follows him
Nov 27, 2023

Missouri governor granting pardons at pace not seen since WWII era

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is granting pardons at a pace not seen since the World War II era. Parson has granted more than 600 pardons in the past three years, which is more than any Missouri governor since the early 1940s. The Republican is a former sheriff who is now also the face of mercy.

Jeremy Cooper, left, and Peter Cichuniec, right, attend an arraignment at the Adams County Justice Center
Nov 27, 2023

Final trial over Elijah McClain’s death spotlights paramedics’ role

The final trial over the 2019 death of Elijah McClain after he was stopped by police in suburban Denver is expected to delve into largely uncharted legal territory, with paramedics, not officers, being prosecuted this time.

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Nov 27, 2023

Parson names judges in two circuits

Gov. Mike Parson has elevated a judge in each of two circuits, including a recently created one in Greene County.

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