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Neighbors Lose Suit Vs. Clay Mine Over Sediment In Lake – Experts: More Homeowners Resort To Courts

Defendant’s Verdict A homeowners association and 58 individual landowners in the Pinnacle Lake community in Montgomery County sued the St. Louis owner of a clay mine for trespass and nuisance. The association and the landowners claimed that the mine had ...

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Patient Raped In Hospital Wins $268K For Negligence – Defense Said She Was 'Flirting' With Her Attacker

A 15-year-old who was raped in her hospital room by a teenage male patient has won $268,000 in her Jackson County negligence case against Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital. The plaintiff claimed that lax monitoring in the adolescent ward led to ...

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Construction Worker Wins $30M For Electric Shock – Subcontractor Failed To Turn Off Power

A carpenter who received a 277-volt electric shock at a construction site has won a $30 million verdict in his Jackson County case against an electrical subcontractor. Plaintiff Virgil McCormack claimed that Capital Electrical Construction Co. was negligent in failing ...

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Chiropractor Case Gets Attention Of Attorneys – $118K Verdict Shows Malpractice Is Viable

A recent $118,000 malpractice verdict against a chiropractor could ignite interest in a cause of action usually ignored by plaintiffs’ attorneys, according to the patient’s lawyer. Herman Praszkier, who represented Leslie Krieger in her St. Louis City case, said remarks ...

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