Man Acquitted Of Abuse Wins $170K From Ex-Wife

She Accused Him Of Molesting Their Daughter By Anne C. Vitale From the December 13, 2004 Missouri Lawyers Weekly. A father who was acquitted of sex abuse charges made during a custody battle has won nearly $170,000 in his Clay County malicious prosecution case. William Bather of Liberty, Mo., claimed that his ex-wife fabricated allegations [...]

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A Lawyer Is Born

KCCounselor, Volume 14, Issue 6 By: Marci McNeal June, 2005 Didn’t we all grow up watching and learning from our parents? I know I sure did. I spent countless hours watching my dad and grand-father prepare a daily newspaper in my small home town of just over 2,000 people. I knew at a young age [...]

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Justice for all: Municipal court judge begins 18th year in Smithville

By: Ashley Rader Smithville Herald – February 16, 2006 Smithville Municipal Court Judge J. Michael Murphy has seen an average of 300 defendants each court night more than 17 years, and he is still passionate about giving the best judgments he can. Murphy, who has been practicing law since 1971, has served on both sides [...]

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Clay County Circuit Court Delivered an Equitable Garnishment Verdict Against AMCO Insurance Co.

$909,041 verdict From the August 28, 2006 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Clay County Circuit Court Judge Larry D. Harman delivered an equitable garnishment verdict and the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment against AMCO Insurance Co. in connection to a highway collision north of Kansas City in 2002. Harman's verdict followed a default trial and motions for [...]

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Worker entitled to benefits for bacterial infection

Woman's colon removed after job cleaning linens at nursing home By: Allison Retka A Missouri appeals court overruled both an administrative law judge and the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission to award workers. compensation to a nursing home worker. The worker, Barbara Vickers, claims she contracted a bacterial disease while laundering dirty linens at the [...]

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Suit over child’s fall into fire pit is settled

Girl’s mother sued her aunt and uncle over burns By: Rebecca Boyle The mother of a 2-year-old girl sued her aunt, after the girl was severely burned in a fire pit, and won a $300,000 settlement three years later. Over Memorial Day weekend 2007, Kelli Hastings took her children to visit her aunt and uncle, [...]

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$350,000 settlement for couple injured in chain-reaction crash

Texas pair hurt in construction zone collision By: Alan Scher Zagier A Texas couple injured in an August 2010 chain-reaction collision on Interstate 35 received a $350,000 settlement from the driver who struck their car from behind, their attorney said Plaintiffs Brian and Rachel LeBansky were traveling home to Austin, Texas, from a family wedding [...]

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$75,000 Settlement – Ex-clients pay settlement to financial management company

Equity Financial claimed it was owed for loan services By: Ashley Mastandrea Special to Missouri Lawyers Weekly Equity Financial Resources Inc. filed suit against its former clients Kevin and Julia Struss and their business, Struss Farms, claiming they owed it for services provided to help them secure a loan of more than $6 million. The [...]

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