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Negligence: What It Is and How to Prove It

Most personal injury cases proceed on a theory of negligence.  Even product liability cases, which have the additional option in most instances of proceeding on what is known as “strict liability”, may also proceed on negligence.  Automobile cases, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bite and most other cases are ultimately submitted to juries based […]

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Former Missouri Police Officer Criminally Charged for Sexual Abuse

Former Missouri police officer criminally charged for sexual abuse after victim comes forward; victim may also pursue a civil claim to recover money.

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the young […]

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Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Our hearts go out to the family of these two toddlers. In today’s era, where both parents are required to work to support their family, we must entrust the care and safety of our children to others at times. A notification such as this is something none of us ever want to receive. Currently, there […]

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Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Consumers with Remington bolt action trigger rifles may once again start sending their rifles to Remington Arms to be retrofitted with a new trigger.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the appeal Wednesday filed by objectors in regards to the Remington Class Action Settlement.   The Class Action was initially approved on […]

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When is a Public Swimming Pool Liable?

When is a Public Swimming Pool Liable?

Its summer time, and folks are jammed packed into pools seeking fun and a quick escape from the heat.  Most owners carefully manage their pools with all the proper procedures, staffing and equipment.  But, even a well-managed pool can have moments of forgetfulness; and either you or a loved one may suffer a swimming pool […]

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Bird Scooters

Bird Scooters Arrive in Kansas City

Bird Scooters Arrive in Kansas City In case you missed it, Bird, one of the largest e-scooter rental companies, is now in Kansas City. According to the Kansas City Star, Bird “quietly” dropped off approximately 100 of its battery-powered scooters in downtown KC in early July. Similar to Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing companies, Bird […]

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At least 13 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri.

Our hearts broke last night for the 31 people aboard the duck boat that capsized and sank in Branson, Missouri. This is the 22nd reported water-related death on Missouri’s waterways since May; and it may be the deadliest ever. The duck boat was owned by Ride the Ducks, which is a national duck tour operator with […]

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‘Sister survivors’ Accept Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Last night, 141 women, representing all of the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by Larry Nassar, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The award, named for American tennis player Arthur Ashe, is presented annually as part of ESPN’s ESPY Awards. It is presented to recipients who “reflect the spirit of […]

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Concert Injuries: Who is Responsible?

Concert Injuries: Who is Responsible?

Concert Injuries: Who is Responsible?

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800 Pound Boulder

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two One man’s negligence resulted in the death of a mother and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, when an 800-pound boulder rolled off the back of his landscaping truck and struck their car. Police arrested Joe Czeck, 33, for the incident after using surveillance footage to identify him. He […]

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What Is Premises Liability?

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a broad term applying to a wide range of cases that arise from unsafe conditions on land.  Most of the time you can look to the owner of the property as the primary defendant. But, premises liability can extend to anyone lawfully in possession of the property with a right to control […]

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Jimmy John’s Driver Hits and Kills Young Boy

Jimmy John’s Driver Hits and Kills Young Boy A Jimmy John’s delivery driver hit and killed a young boy riding his bicycle. The driver hit and killed Blake Huffman, 5, while Blake was riding his bike in front of his home. In addition to the grief they will suffer because of the loss, his family […]

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Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Day Care Questioned Over Supposed Mosquito Bite

Day Care “Mosquito” Bite A mother received a call from a day care employee claiming her son had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. When she arrived, she found her 8-month-old son with bruises, scrapes, bite marks, and a swollen head. When questioned by the boy’s mother, the day care had no answers. News […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Joins Operation Dry Water

As the 4th of July approaches, a holiday known for attracting large amounts of people to the lake, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds us that safety comes first. Missouri has designated June 29 – July 1 as “Operation Dry Water Weekend,” a program designed to monitor and deter impaired boaters.   This year’s Operation […]

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Tips For Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Tips For Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

If you are like most people, driving is something you do on a daily basis without much thought. Some people get so used to driving that they seem to forget about the hazards on the roads in their area. Driving alongside diesel trucks is something you have probably done thousands of times. As a result, […]

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