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Jurors side with defendant in case of fatal truck accident

Jackson County jurors found against the son of a trucker who claimed his father’s traffic death was the result of negligence by the vehicle mechanic who worked on his tractor trailer. “It was a surprising verdict actually,” said James D. ...

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Family resolves suit for man’s choking death at nursing home

The family of a man who choked to death at a Kansas City nursing home reached a $1 million settlement, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. Attorneys Brett Williams Brown & Crouppen and Jonathan Steele of The Steele Law Firm said ...

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Torts: Wrongful Death-Statute of Limitations-Savings Clause

  Plaintiffs appealed the grant of summary judgment to defendant, which argued that plaintiffs’ wrongful-death action was barred by the applicable statute of limitations. On appeal, plaintiffs argued that their action was timely filed and re-filed within the statutory savings ...

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Canadian couple’s children receive settlement after fatal accident

The adult children of a Canadian couple who died in a single-vehicle accident in Livingston County will receive a settlement of more than $575,000. Douglas R. Bradley of Bradley and Bradley, who represented the adult children of Sheri and Leslie ...

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Family of epileptic driver killed by police settles suit

The family of an epileptic man in southwest Missouri who suffered a seizure, crashed his car and was fatally shot by a responding officer settled with the city of Republic and two of its police officers for $1.2 million. The ...

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Family wins award after fatal towboat crash

A St. Louis jury awarded $4.5 million to the family of a man who drowned when a towboat sank. Patrick Bader of Bader & Murov represented Oliver Johnson, a mate working the deck of the M/V Charlie Boy under the ...

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Faulty safety device is key to settlement in fatal crash

A 2015 traffic accident in the Kansas City area which left one person dead resulted in a $775,000 settlement due to a damaged safety device along the roadway. “They knew it was broken, and they should have fixed it sooner,” ...

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Civil Rights: Wrongful Death-Statute of Limitations-Fraudulent Concealment

Where a plaintiff, who argued as a personal representative that the decedent’s death was due to excessive force from officers, challenged the dismissal of a wrongful-death claim that was filed more than four years after the incident, arguing that the ...

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