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$27M verdict upheld in Survivair case

Use of Fireman's Rule rejected

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has upheld a $27 million verdict against a company for allegedly manufacturing faulty breathing equipment that led to a firefighter's death. This family portrait from before the fatal accident in 2002 features St. Louis City firefighter Derek Martin, his wife Angela and his children Jordan, Denzel and Kayla.

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Medical malpractice trial opens – then shuts

A medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor with a history of drug and alcohol abuse settled on Tuesday after two hours of opening arguments. John Campbell sued Dr. Michael Impey and his employer, Des Peres Medical Specialists, alleging that the doctor botched his colonoscopy and tore a hole in his colon while under the influence of oxycodone.

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Quadruple threat

Under the stage lights, Courtney LaBelle’s lipstick gleams bright red. Clad in sequins and fishnet stockings, she spins and slinks across the stage as Lola, the sultry sidekick to the Devil himself. As a contract lawyer for a downtown St. ...

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MOney 20: Room at the top for midsize firms

Every time Michael Forster hears the news about another midsized firm merging into a big one, the Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard managing partner wonders, “Are we being left behind?” The answer is “no,” Forster said. There’s still a place ...

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