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Verdicts & Settlements

Sep 24, 2018

Motorcyclist gets $150K after being tossed onto fence

A six-figure settlement from two insurance companies will compensate a motorcyclist who crashed when another driver allegedly blocked her path. On Sept. 18, 2016, Victoria Harris was turning left onto Missouri Highway 86 from an intersecting road in Newton County, according to a submission from plaintiff’s attorney Jordan Paul, of the Paul Law Firm. Harris […]

Sep 19, 2018

Jury rejects claims of missed sports careers

A St. Charles County jury sided with a pickup-truck driver sued by two athletes who claimed that injuries from a rear-end collision curtailed their chances at professional sports careers. The case later settled after a judge granted a new trial. Armanti J. Hayes, 30, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Kayla D. Person, 27, of O’Fallon, […]

Sep 13, 2018

Doctor not liable for tear during heart procedure

St. Louis County jurors have ruled that a doctor is not liable in the death of a woman who died after one of her blood vessels tore during a cardiac catheterization. Plaintiff Thomas Grellner is the surviving husband of patient Laura Grellner, a 57-year-old school teacher. J. Thaddeus Eckenrode of Eckenrode Maupin, who represented Dr. […]

Sep 12, 2018

Fatal dump-truck crash results in $1.9M settlement

The children of a woman killed in a fatal crash involving a dump truck have agreed to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit against the truck’s driver and two associated companies for $1.9 million, according to the family’s lawyers. Andrew Nantz and Todd Johnson of Votava Nantz & Johnson in Kansas City, the plaintiffs’ attorneys, said the […]

Sep 10, 2018

IHOP meal yields information helpful to car- collision case

A Cass County man who suffered facial numbness in the wake of a car crash will receive $500,000 in compensation as a result of a recent settlement. Dennis Pittman was injured in 2015 after William Francis Keuchel failed to yield while making a left turn at the intersection of U.S. Highway 58 and Route Y […]

Sep 10, 2018

Motorcyclist receives settlement despite charges

A motorcyclist planning a Navy career has received a $1.25 million settlement after colliding with a vehicle even though he faced several charges in relation to the crash in St. Louis County. Motorcyclist Troy William Moore, 20, of Eureka, broke his leg and was charged with seven traffic offenses in the wreck, including drunk driving […]

Sep 10, 2018

Settlement resolves disputed brain injury from collision

A woman who alleged she suffered a brain injury in a motor-vehicle collision reached a $2.5 million settlement two months before the case was set to go to trial, according to her attorneys. The plaintiff, represented by Joshua P. Myers and Stephen R. Schultz of Schultz Myers in St. Louis, was involved in an accident […]

Sep 10, 2018

Allstate agent wins damages after accusations of arson

A former Allstate agent who was sued and accused of arson by his own company won a judgment from a jury that wanted to give him more than the law allowed. A federal jury in Springfield awarded defendant Elmer Davis Adams $357,462 for attorneys’ fees, damages owed by his insurer Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance […]

Sep 10, 2018

Jury awards woman $8.5M against Spire

A St. Louis jury has awarded a St. Joseph woman $8.5 million in damages in her racial discrimination and retaliation suit against Spire, Missouri’s largest natural gas utility company. The jury unanimously returned the verdict for Danielle McGaughy, 47, on Thursday . The breakdown was $1.3 million in actual damages and $7.2 million in punitive […]

Sep 4, 2018

Heart med not related to patient’s death, jury finds

A St. Louis County jury has decided in favor of a defendant doctor in the case of a woman who died while using a heart medication. Dr. Dale Brewer treated Sharon Akins for atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular heartbeat, said James Smith of Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith. Akins was receiving 200 milligrams of Amiodarone, […]

Sep 4, 2018

Family of prisoner who died in county jail settles for $600K

The family of a jail inmate who died in custody will receive a settlement of slightly more than $600,000 after jail staff allegedly failed to provide medical care for the inmate. “Long story short, he requested medical attention and they didn’t give it to him,” said Bernard P. McDonnell of McDonnell & McDonnell. The firm […]

Sep 26, 2014

Nine drivers win verdicts over FedEx employment status

The drivers had alleged that FedEx agreements said they would be independent contractors, but they were treated like employees.

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