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Judge’s unauthorized treatment court shut down

The Court of Appeals Southern District said Sept. 17 that a Greene County circuit judge wasn’t authorized to run a domestic-abuse treatment court he set up on his own. According to the opinion, Judge Calvin Holden created the “Domestic Abuse ...

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Man run over in bar fight wins and loses in verdict

A man run over in a closing-time bar fight won a $5 million verdict, but he lost most of it because a Greene County jury found him at fault for his injuries. Both plaintiffs and defendant declared victories of a ...

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Patron who broke hip outside restaurant recovers $352,095

A restaurant patron who broke her hip by tripping on a manhole cover outside a Springfield restaurant has reached a $352,095 settlement of her Greene County case against the restaurant. On July 15, 2007, LaVonda Akre, 67, and her family ...

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Probate commissioners stand pat under revised legislation

Legislation to get rid of some judicial positions and move others around is undergoing changes. When the measure passed the state House, it proposed converting probate and drug court commissioners statewide into associate circuit judges. (Read “Drug courts at risk” ...

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Contractor pays $1.75M to settle collision case

A motorist injured in a collision with an electrical truck has reached a $1.75 million settlement of his Greene County case against the electrical contractor and its employee. A severe ice storm passed through Springfield in January 2007, knocking out ...

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Legal Roundup

Two win Greene County judicial commission seats SPRINGFIELD (MOLW) Attorneys Brent Green and Clif Smart won a run-off election Feb. 25 to fill out the seats on the commission that will nominate judges for Greene County Circuit Court. Green, an ...

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Rear-end collision case settles for $400,000

A motorist injured in a rear-end collision has reached a $400,000 global settlement of his case filed in Greene County Circuit Court. Floyd Walker, a 35-year-old concrete foreman, was driving a 1988 Ford F250 owned by his employer, Clyde Stewart ...

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