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Defendant accused of burning down home acquitted, but $2.75M civil verdict stands

Two months after a jury acquitted a Columbia man of burning down his neighbor’s home, the Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $2.75 million verdict against him in a related civil suit. In a lawsuit filed in 2015, ...

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Workers’ compensation covers woman’s fall at doctor’s office, court finds

A woman who was treated for exposure to ant spray in the workplace, then hurt her knee at the doctor’s office while being treated, qualifies for permanent total disability, the Court of Appeals Western District ruled. In May 2009, Mid-Missouri ...

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Insurer’s intervention denied in $35 million crash judgment

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled that a judge correctly affirmed a $35 million arbitration award for a man injured in a motorcycle accident, despite claims that the insurer should have been allowed to take part in the case. ...

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Battle over award of costs to defendant deemed ‘premature’

Western District

A plaintiff whose discrimination claim has been sent to arbitration no longer owes court costs to the defendants, following a ruling from the Court of Appeals Western District. Hal Miller filed a lawsuit in 2018 claiming disability discrimination and harassment, ...

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Appeals court affirms award for KC firefighter

The Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a hefty jury verdict in favor of a black Kansas City firefighter who was passed over for promotion. A Jackson County jury awarded Tarshish Jones $356,700 in 2017 in his lawsuit against the ...

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