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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | September 23, 2012
A Springfield based child care center and preschool works to overcome its early growing pains, including several lawsuits. We take a closer look at Little Sunshine's Enterprises in this week's Springfield Business Journal report. Little Sunshine's is a for profit preschool and daycare center. The company was started by a 21-year old entrepreneur in 2005. In 2009 they filed suits against two of its franchisees for unpaid royalties. Those franchisees sued back claiming breach of contract and lack of support.
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KSPR News | July 2, 2010
The city of Springfield has filed a lawsuit asking a state judge to clarify if it should give cost of living increases to police and fire retirees on the pension system. The attorney who represents many retirees says ordinance dictates the increases be paid and wants the court to dismiss the suit.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | July 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The suit filed today by Show-me Cannabis, American Victory Coalition and Maranda Reynolds, who helped organize the local petition effort, names current and former city council members, City Manager Greg Burris and the city in the suit. In the suit it alleges council violated the constitutional rights of petition supporters. Under the ordinance, violators caught with less than 35 grams of pot would have payed a fine instead of going to jail. The next court hearing in this new lawsuit has not been scheduled.
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Lauren Matter and lmatter@kspr.com | June 26, 2011
The competition is heating up in the home-health care industry in Springfield. The president of Integrity Home Care was fired late last year and started his own company, Phoenix Home Care. But, in this weeks Springfield Business Journal report, the opening of his new business has brought along a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by Integrity, is against five former workers now employed at Phoenix. According to the lawsuit, Integrity claims those workers violated a breach of confidentiality contract.
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KSPR News | August 3, 2010
The Missouri attorney general's office wants to be dismissed from a lawsuit that lists more than 400 retired Springfield police and firefighters. An attorney representing hundreds of retirees held a closed door meeting about the ongoing lawsuit Monday night to discuss the latest filing. The city of Springfield is paying retirees a 3% cost-of-living hike promised them in 1983. City Attorney Dan Wichmer worries no matter if the city pays or stops paying, it is wide open to lawsuits without a judge's ruling.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | September 30, 2011
The City of Springfield is suing the federal government.    Springfield's City Attorney filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging new federal rules related to stormwater runoff in three local creeks. The suit was filed today (9-30) in U.S. District Court. It challenges the EPA's recently established rules governing limits of pollutants into Wilson's, Jordan and Pearson Creeks. The City believes the proposed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
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KSPR News | August 26, 2010
A new lawsuit is likely in the shooting death of an Ozarks driver. The police officer who shot the man is charged with involuntary manslaughter. The family of the driver, Bobby L. Stacy, says prison time isn't enough for the officer. They’ve hired an attorney and a private investigator. The March 28 deadly cat and mouse car chase started around 2:15 a.m. Stacy, who was driving a stolen Suburban, refused to stop for Southwest City Police Officer Brian Massa. The chase was captured on a dashboard camera and a camera on the officer's jacket.
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Hugh Keeton | August 18, 2011
Republic, MO- The Republic School District is denying claims made by a former female student and her family outlined in a federal law suit. The school district calls the suit frivolous and having no basis in fact or law. The suit claims the special needs student reported being raped twice and the school counselor and others ingnored her pleas for help. Also the plaintiffs say the district suspened the student after the first reported rape and forced her to write a hand deliver an apology to the boy she accused of raping her. Additionally the suit says the district suspended the girl again after she reported the second rape.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | December 28, 2011
The wrongful death lawsuit against the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch has been given new life by a Missouri Appeals Court. The court ruled the parents of Springfield native Adrienne Martin can join the legal action against August Busch the fourth. Martin died of a drug overdose at Busch's mansion. A lower court had rejected the efforts of Martin's parents to join Martin's nine year old son in pressing Busch for damages. Her parents are from the Springfield area. The latest court ruling says the parents have an absolute right to join.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | May 3, 2011
Legal efforts by the state of Missouri to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from blasting the levee at Birds Point-New Madrid failed. But on Tuesday, attorneys filed a new private class-action complaint in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on behalf of farmers whose land was flooded. "In the process of breaching the levee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also destroyed or is in the process of destroying 90 households and more than 100,000 acres of the country's richest farmland," said J. Michael Ponder, the attorney from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who filed the suit.
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