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KSPR News | March 5, 2010
Springfield, MO- According to a press release, a Marion County Arkansas widower has filed a class action lawsuit against Lester E. Cox Medical Centers for over radiating his wife who died August 8, 2009. Anthony Zilius received a letter dated February 24, 2010 from Jeff Robinson, Director of Radiation Oncology, CoxHealth notifying that a calibration error causes his wife Diane to receive a higher dose of radiation than what was prescribed. Zilius’ attorney says this is the first time their client knew of the over radiation even though his wife had lost the use of the right side of her body after the radiation treatment and underwent brain surgery in January, 2009 to remove brain cells that had died.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | June 15, 2012
The Baxter county Arkansas sheriff didn't agree but the county has settled a lawsuit by a former prisoner who claims jailers stood by while he was beaten in jail. Howard Johnson of Mountain Home, AR filed the suit in 2010.    He said jailers did not protect him when he was attacked by another inmate.   Johnson suffered a broken jaw in the attack.  Phillip Rasmussen was later convicted of battery for that attack and ordered to pay Johnson's medical bills. Johnson named the Baxter county sheriff and the jail administrator in the lawsuit.   He was seeking $250,000 but agreed to a $20,000 settlement.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | April 4, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The widow of a man from Macon who died when a tractor- trailer caused a chain reaction crash in Republic sued the driver of the big rig and his company.  Mary Gresham's husband, Corey , was killed in the crash around 9 a.m. March 27.  Lawrence Coan of Kimberling City also died in the crash.  Gresham is seeking damages from the driver, Lei Sun, 31, of Alhambra, Calif., and the Daniel Orchard Transportation...
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by Joanna Small, KSPR News and Reporter | July 30, 2012
A father who has been fighting for justice for his son since the day he was wrongly convicted of murder is at it again.  Steve Stewart is speaking out to KSPR about a civil lawsuit against the Stone County Sheriff's Office and several sheriffs deputies. In 2007, Zackary Stewart, who was then 18 years old, was convicted of murdering David Dulin.  Three-and-a-half years into his life sentence, Stewart was exonerated and murder charges against his brother-in-law for the same crime were dropped.  Now both men are suing separately for wrongful convictions and charges, respectively.
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by KSPR News | July 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield City Council members are facing a federal lawsuit over a marijuana petition that was passed by council then repealed. The suit was filed Wednesday by a group known as Show-Me Cannabis, the American Victory Coalition and a woman named Maranda Reynolds -- who helped organize a petition effort. The petition was to change the law to where people caught with fewer than 35 grams of marijuana would have simply faced a fine instead of jail. The suit names several current and former City Council members, along with City Manager Greg Burris and the City of Springfield itself as defendants.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | June 28, 2012
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder talked about his reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform in the KSPR studios hours after the opinion was announced. The republican filed a lawsuit challenging President Obama's Health Care Reform law.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | April 29, 2011
A federal judge today ruled the Corps of Engineers can, if necessary, blow up the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri. The move is aimed at reducing pressure on the flood wall protecting Cairo, Illinois. Missouri had filed a lawsuit against the plan because it would flood 130-thousand acres of farmland and about 100 homes. Officials from Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee urged the judge to allow the Corps to move forward if necessary. The Corps says it's monitoring river levels and may not make a final decision on an intentional break until the weekend.
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Kyle Bosch | July 20, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The people who challenged a Missouri ballot measure on health care have decided not to appeal a judge's decision dismissing their lawsuit. Attorney Chip Gentry says his clients don't plan to take the case to the Missouri Supreme Court. On Friday, Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson rejected a lawsuit seeking to strike the proposal from the Aug. 3 ballot. The lawsuit claimed legislators violated the state constitution in the way they drafted the measure.
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Kyle Bosch | September 2, 2010
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman alleges in a lawsuit that the Joplin School District discriminated against her. In a lawsuit filed in Jasper County Circuit Court, 45-year-old Dawn R. Combs accused the district of racial, gender and disability discrimination, and retaliation against her. The school district's attorney says the district denies the allegations and this week asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. Combs, who is black, worked as a cook for the district since 2006 before she was fired on Jan. 21, 2009.
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Kyle Bosch | July 7, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has filed a legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul that accuses Congress of overstepping its authority and trampling on state sovereignty. Kinder's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Cape Girardeau. The suit contends that Congress cannot force people to buy a product nor demand that state officials enforce a "federal scheme. " Kinder pledged in March to challenge the federal law. Initially, the Republican lieutenant governor planned to join nearly two dozen other states in a lawsuit filed by the Florida attorney general.
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