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The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in St. Louis
Jun 26, 2023

Court backs Six Flags in Fright Fest fall

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District held on June 20 that a Six Flags attendee who tripped and was injured after running from a scary clown at the amusement park’s Fright Fest cannot sue the park.

Jun 7, 2023

New York City goes after Hyundai, Kia after security flaw leads to wave of social media fueled theft

New York City has filed a lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia, joining a host of other cities, including St. Louis, beset by a social media fueled wave of car thefts due to a flaw that made some car models highly susceptible to theft.

Eastern District
May 31, 2023

Third trial rescinded for victim of car crash

After a tortuous path that involved two trips to the Court of Appeals, a woman injured in a car accident will retain the modest award she won at her second trial.

Philana Holmes and her daughter Olivia Caraballo, 7 listen to the final witness in their case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday May 10, 2023. McDonald’s and a franchise holder are at fault after a hot Chicken McNugget from a Happy Meal fell on the girl's leg and caused second-degree burns, a jury in South Florida has found, Thursday, May 11. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
May 12, 2023

McDonald’s found liable for hot Chicken McNugget that burned girl

A jury in Florida says McDonald’s and a franchise holder are fault after a hot Chicken McNugget from a Happy Meal fell on a little girl’s leg and caused second-degree burns.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
May 11, 2023

Suit over $44M judgment can’t proceed against broker

A business hit with a $44.6M judgment after a man was injured on its property can’t sue its insurance broker because it never suffered any damages from the broker’s alleged mistakes, the Court of Appeals Western District ruled.

MIssouri Supreme Court building
Mar 23, 2023

High court says past settlement up for discovery

A St. Louis County woman’s car accident settlement is available for discovery in her negligence claim involving a hospital bed malfunctioning and allegedly injuring her.

Court of Appeals, Southern District
Mar 15, 2023

Southern District affirms verdict for man attacked with own gun

The Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District affirmed a $1.5 million judgment for a man shot with his own gun by an assailant in a Joplin hospital’s parking area.

Jan 10, 2023

Closed Illinois plant’s ex-operator settling suits for $408M

The former operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant has agreed to pay $408 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits alleging that the now-shuttered facility exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and caused illnesses.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Dec 13, 2022

Western District reverses defendant verdict win over jury instruction

A jury instruction has brought the case determining the alleged negligence of a truck company and its driver in a 2018 highway crash ending in a man’s death to square one after a Missouri Court of Appeals Western District opinion.

Eastern District
Oct 20, 2022

Eastern District continues high bar for police liability in fatal chases

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has reaffirmed a long line of cases making it difficult for plaintiffs to hold police responsible for injuries to innocent victims of a high-speed pursuit.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Oct 6, 2022

Family can’t recover from co-worker for driver’s death

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled on Sept. 27 that the family of a delivery driver who died in his un-air-conditioned van cannot sue the supervisor who put him on the road.

Jun 8, 2022

Hunter wins $3.1M after muzzleloader malfunctions

A hunter represented by a Kansas City firm who was hurt when a rifle malfunctioned will collect more than $3.1 million from a major firearms maker thanks to a Massachusetts jury.

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