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St. Louis Rams settle discrimination case

The St. Louis Rams agreed to pay $134,000 to a former employee who alleged the team fired him because he has epilepsy. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ron DuBuque sued the Rams last fall. DuBuque had been an assistant ...

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Driver who rear-ended van wins defense verdict

A St. Louis County jury returned a verdict in favor of a motorist who rear-ended another driver. The defendant driver contended the plaintiff’s injuries were either preexisting or occurred during subsequent collisions. Alan G. Kestler, 42, worked as a route ...

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Woman settles injury case after nearly losing hand

A Southwest Missouri woman who nearly lost her left hand in a 2008 tractor-trailer accident settled for $850,000 with a truck company and a car driver’s insurance company. Brenda Light reached the settlement after mediation and before a lawsuit was ...

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Jury finds for defense in suit over fall, injury

A St. Louis jury returned a defense verdict in a case where a woman broke her ankle when stepping off a Metro bus and onto the curb. Khristy Somerville sued Bi-State De-velopment Agency, which handles the Metro bus and light ...

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Jury rules against woman who sued after breaking leg

A jury in St. Louis rejected the claims of a woman who sued the city and property owners after she stepped into a pipe in the grass and fell. According to the lawsuit, Salma Chaker was walking along a sidewalk ...

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Claims of negligence against Springfield internist rejected

A Greene County jury rejected negligence claims against a Springfield internist. A patient claimed the internist failed to properly diagnose and treat a foot injury and failed to make a timely referral to an orthopedic specialist. Valorie Fullmer, 46, injured ...

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Prescription mistake costs U.S. $150,000

A St. Louis city man received a $150,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case after more than a dozen St. Louis-area attorneys turned down the case. Carl Sutton visited his doctor for arthritis pain in July 2007 at the Family ...

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Injured motorcyclist receives only $12,500

A Kansas City motorcyclist received a $12,500 jury verdict after making a $500,000 pretrial demand against a tractor-trailer driver and his trucking company. Michael Talley was driving his motorcycle southbound on Highway 71 in Harrisonville in September 2006. Bryan Atha ...

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Pedestrian awarded for fall in KC hole

A Jackson County jury awarded $225,000 to a pedestrian who fell in a hole in downtown Kansas City. The pedestrian sued the city, the electric company that dug the hole and the business that had commissioned the digging. The jury ...

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KC hotel worker wins age discrimination case

A Jackson County jury awarded $200,000 in damages to a hotel employee fired because of her age. Glenda Sue Claus was employed for 23 years as the housekeeping supervisor at the Park Place Hotel in Kansas City. In 2004, Intrigue ...

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