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Doe Run agrees to $72M settlement

Under a $72 million settlement with the state of Missouri and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Doe Run Resources Corp. will discontinue operation of its lead smelter in Herculaneum by the end of 2013, rather than in 2016, as required by state regulation for sulfur dioxide emissions.

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Attorneys general in all states join foreclosure investigation

Lawyers Peter Ticktin, left, and Josh Bleil, of The Ticktin Law Group, are shown Tuesday in Deerfield Beach, Fla., with depositions from 150 “robo-signers” who allegedly signed foreclosure affidavits without ever laying eyes on the documents. Ticktin said he would make the testimony available to state and federal agencies that are investigating financial institutions for allegations of possible mortgage fraud. Attorneys general from all 50 states announced a probe Wednesday.

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Property owner wins eminent domain case

A woman whose property was condemned by the city of Richmond Heights for the Hadley Township Neighborhood Redevelopment Area received a jury verdict nearly three times the city’s valuation evidence. A judgment following the August trial brought her total award to more than $413,000.

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KC attorney nets $20 million verdict for brain surgery error

Dr. Badih Adada reviews the brain scans of 15-year-old Cody Metheny before surgery on Aug. 2, 2004, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. This photo, taken by an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette photographer who documented the surgery, was published in the newspaper 20 days later and shown to jurors about six years later. The patient sued the hospital’s insurance company, claiming the hospital operated on the wrong side of his brain.

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In recent months, we updated the design of our news pages to bring them into harmony with the more sophisticated look of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, our statewide flagship newspaper that also has happened to win several state and national design awards this year. Today we go deeper inside the newspaper, introducing a redesign of our public notice pages.

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