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Pickup Truck Hit Pedestrian – Driver's Employer Denied Liability

$401,600 Verdict A pedestrian who was hit by a pickup truck sued the pickup driver and the driver’s employer. On Nov. 5, 2001 Patrick O’Brien was on his way to work at Holden Animal Clinic and Supply, Inc., driving his ...

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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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