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Sep 25, 2019

Jury sides with defense in infection death of infant

A Clay County jury deliberated for nine hours before siding with a North Kansas City medical clinic, doctor and nurse in an infant wrongful-death lawsuit. Natalie and John Piatt filed the suit after the Jan. 22, 2015 death of their son, Malachi, born 11 days earlier by emergency cesarian section with a severe brain injury […]

Sep 18, 2019

Panel recommends probation for two family law attorneys who admitted to violating ethics rules

A disciplinary hearing panel has recommended 18 months of probation and a stayed one-year suspension in the case of two Riverside family law attorneys who admitted to violating ethics rules in their handling of a contentious child-custody dispute. Both attorneys, Mandee Pingel and Patrick M. Davis of Davis, Pingel & Associates, also accepted the panel’s […]

Oct 8, 2018

Family members receive $500K after rear-end collision

Three members of a Clay County family injured in a rear-end collision have settled a liability claim with the responsible driver’s insurer for a total of $500,000. Tammy S. Shaver, 55, of Pleasant Valley, was driving her son Sean’s 2007 Mazda 3 on eastbound Kansas Street in Liberty when the car was hit from behind […]

Jun 18, 2014

Guitarist held half at fault for casino slip

A Clay County jury awarded $100,000 to a man who slipped and fell at a casino, but the plaintiff was held 50 percent at fault for the accident.

Jun 2, 2014

Doctor cleared of overlooking fracture in paraplegic’s leg

A Clay County jury ruled that a Kansas City doctor is not responsible for the failure to diagnose a paraplegic man’s fractured leg.

May 15, 2014

Jury finds no fault in leaky basement case

A Clay County jury ruled that neither the sellers of a house nor the home’s inspector are responsible for diminished value resulting from basement leaks.

Apr 14, 2014

Man settles with insurers for assembly line accident

A man whose leg was amputated because of an assembly-line accident the night before he was set to take a desk job settled with the conveyor manufacturer’s insurance companies.

Apr 3, 2014

Three-vehicle accident brings series of settlements for motorcycle passenger

A three-vehicle accident in which a motorcyclist was injured ended in a multiparty settlement totaling $165,000.

Mar 17, 2014

Woman shot in back settles with boyfriend’s insurer

A woman accidentally shot by her boyfriend reached a confidential $300,000 settlement through his homeowner’s insurance.

Feb 24, 2014

Man injured in trench collapse sued employer, co-workers

A Kansas man badly injured when a trench collapsed has settled a liability claim against his former employer and five co-workers for $825,000.

Dec 24, 2013

Settlement over second mortgage fees involves 163 class members

A Clay County circuit judge approved a $7.35 million settlement that resolved portions of a Missouri Second Mortgage Loans Act case.

Dec 16, 2013

Clay County judge awards millions after pit bull bites neighbor

A pit bull named Chopper took a chomp at a Clay County woman, and a judge found that the now-euthanized dog’s owner owes the victim $4.3 million.

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