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Court upholds $74.1M verdict against Ford

The Ford company logo is displayed on the grille of an F150 pickup truck. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The fourth-largest plaintiff’s win of 2018 as tracked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly will remain intact, following a Tuesday ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. A three-judge panel unanimously affirmed a $74.1 million jury verdict against Ford Motor ...

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Post-conviction ‘statement in lieu’ is not necessarily abandonment

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, located in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck.

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District issued a ruling April 9 that teased out the difference between attorney abandonment and an attorney’s filing of a “statement en lieu” — that is, a document in which post-conviction counsel tells the court that he or she has found no facts or claims to add to a defendant’s pro se petition.

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