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Pro se plaintiff against Allstate wins jury verdict

A federal jury awarded a former St. Louis resident $140,000 in a breach of contract suit against Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Reginald and Roxanna Bailey sued Allstate for denying their homeowners’ insurance claim for a 2008 fire. Allstate ...

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Department store settles woman’s slip-and-fall case

A 75-year-old woman received a settlement of $200,000 after falling in an undisclosed major retail department store. “Jane Doe” was injured April 7, 2007, when she slipped and fell in the cosmetics section. The fall happened in an aisle where ...

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Multiparty settlement reached in lawsuit

A Cass County woman who was left partially paralyzed after being rear-ended in 2007 received $2.95 millon in a multiparty insurance company settlement. Diana White was southbound on Highway 7 in Cass County on May 7, 2007. She was stopped ...

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Jury awards damages over breach of contract

A federal jury awarded a man $160,000 for his breach of contract claim against his former attorney. But the jury sided with the attorney on two of his counterclaims. Tracy Tockstein, a contractor, sued attorney Steven Spoeneman in U.S. District ...

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Jury raises award in condemnation lawsuit

A Branson couple was awarded $660,000 by a Taney County jury on exceptions to a commissioners’ award of $160,000. Darrell and Virginia Ledbetter purchased their more than 200-acre farm north of Branson in 1967. Over the past 40 years, the ...

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Plaintiff settles electrocution suit

A Tupelo, Okla., man settled for $1 million with a contractor and a safety inspector for injuries he sustained after he was electrocuted at a job site. In July 2006, Doug Lloyd was helping build a natural gas pipeline in ...

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Jury finds builder not at fault in windows dispute

A Jackson County jury found that a Kansas City homebuilder and his company were not liable for windows ordered from a supplier of windows and doors. In 2008, Pacific Mutual Door Co. supplied $10,266 worth of windows to homebuilder Robert ...

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Confidential settlement reached in credit dispute

A woman reached a confidential settlement Dec. 16 with a credit reporting agency that she says allowed mistaken information to flourish in her file. Brenda Faith Campbell, of Jefferson City, sued Experian Information Solutions in federal court in 2008. She ...

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Jury finds for defense in roof collapse case

A St. Louis jury found that a landlord, a roofing contractor and a shingle delivery company were not at fault for injuries a tenant sustained after his roof collapsed.  In September 2002, employees from Contractors Roofing Supply were unloading shingles ...

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