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Jury awards $1.5 million in smoking case

A Jackson County jury has awarded $1.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit against tobacco company Brown & Williamson. The amount is a fraction of the $110 million plaintiffs’ attorney Ken McClain requested in closing arguments yesterday. It’s also ...

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Western District reinstates $17.3 million award

An appeals court has reinstated a $17.3 million jury verdict that a Jackson County trial judge had thrown out after trial. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District this morning said the class of about 314,000 plaintiffs had established that ...

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Judge raises verdict by $754,586

A St. Louis County judge has increased a $4.9 million jury verdict to a printing company’s minority shareholder to more than $5.6 million. A jury awarded $1.9 million in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages to Stephen Smith ...

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Lost profits can be recouped for unusual vehicles, court rules

Owners of an unusual commercial vehicle are entitled to lost profits for loss of use and replacement costs of the vehicle when it is damaged in a wreck, said the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's award of $201,000 to Gateway Foam Insulators Inc. for the loss of profits, replacement cost and environmental cleanup costs, associated with the wreck of its specialized foam insulation installation truck. The court only reversed an $11,723 award for loan interest.

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Court OKs $16 million verdict in wrongful imprisonment case

A U.S. district judge has refused to reject a $16 million verdict to a man in his wrongful imprisonment case and awarded his attorneys approximately $1.6 million in fees and costs. In August, a jury awarded Theodore W. White Jr. ...

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