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Ousted Sturgeon police chief ‘vindicated’ by jury win

A Boone County jury awarded a former small-town police chief more than $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages over a disputed firing that city leaders blamed on alcohol abuse and reckless conduct — but which the ex-cop said was retaliation by an alderman whose friend, also police officer, was under criminal investigation.

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Ruling limits coverage for man killed at race event

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled Aug. 10 that the family of a man killed by a distracted driver cannot tap into an additional $6 million in insurance coverage.

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Hospital, doctor secure second defense verdict

A Jackson County jury has, for a second time, found that a Lee’s Summit hospital and physician are not liable for an 80-year-old man’s death after complications from hernia surgery.

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