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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | May 16, 2012
STONE COUNTY, Mo. - A video that accuses two Stone County deputies of police brutality is grabbing the attention of civil attorneys as well as thousands of online viewers. The two deputies seen in the video, Taylor Jenkins and Brandon Flack, have filed a defamation lawsuit against the three people they arrested. According to their attorney, Dale Wiley, those three people, Jessica, Jordan and Donald White plan to sue the deputies as well. KSPR News asked Wiley for an interview earlier this week.
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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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Terra Haff and News Producer | April 22, 2011
A Springfield native who used a group of Kickapoo High students as his inspiration to invent Bratz dolls finds himself on the winning side of a federal lawsuit between the Mattel Toy Co. and the company that makes Bratz dolls.       A jury Thursday ruled that Mattel should pay Carter Bryant's employer, a company named MGA Entertainment, more than 88 million dollars.       Mattel sued MGA, claiming Bratz dolls infringed on Mattel's Barbie franchise.       Mattel won the first round but a jury on thursday sided with MGA and Bryant.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | October 6, 2011
His criminal trial is still more than a year away but the sexual misconduct allegations against former Fordland baseball coach Darren Rose have sparked another lawsuit; this time it's a civil suit against Rose, the Fordland School District and former superintendent. The district and Brian Wilson, now superintendent of Ava schools are named in the federal suit filed September 19 in Springfield Federal Court. CRIMINAL CHARGES Coach Rose is accused of attempted statutory sodomy and statutory sodomy during his time as a teacher and baseball coach at Fordland Schools.   He was charged originally in March 2010.   His trial is currently scheduled for August 13, 2012.
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Kyle Bosch and kbosch@kspr.com | June 20, 2011
A Greene County jury will hear details next week about the shooting death of a long-time Springfield attorney and book collector murdered in 2007. Rolland Comstock, who was 70, was found shot to death at his home near Springfield.  So far no criminal charges have been filed in the case.  Greene County Sheriff's Office officials have said their investigation is ongoing. The wrongful-death suit was filed by Alberta Comstock's daughter, Faith Stocker.  Stocker accuses her mother of killing Rolland Comstock "acting alone or in conspiracy with another.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | September 7, 2011
An Ozarks school district doing battle with the American Civil Liberties Union says it will file a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit.   This is a story we were the first to tell you about last week.     It's important first to review what happened in August before explainging what happened Wednesday night.     The ACLU filed suit against the Camdenton School District claiming its computer system blocks lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender informational websites but allows access to sites that condemn homosexuality.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | October 18, 2010
A local company seeking 46-million dollars ends up paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars and handing over several vehicles. We're talking about a lawsuit filed about a year ago between Incredible Pizza Company and it's largest franchisee. The 46-million dollars was sought by Springfield, Mo. based Pizza and Games Company. The entertainment company claims Incredible Pizza misled them on marketing responsibilities, so it sought 46-million it invested to open seven family entertainment centers.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | May 30, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A lawsuit by a church that wants to sell its property to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for a grocery store caused a judge to cancel a special citywide election scheduled for Aug. 6.  Opponents of a proposed Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at the corner of Grand Street at Campbell Avenue gathered petition signatures that led the Springfield City Council to schedule the election.  The opponents want voters to overturn an ordinance that rezoned...
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Terra Haff and News Producer | September 22, 2011
EEOC News Release: New Prime, Inc., one the nation's largest trucking companies, violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained by female trainers only, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. According to the EEOC's suit, this policy resulted in qualified female applicants being placed on a waiting list due to a lack of female trainers, thus delaying or denying them employment, while New Prime provided training for male applicants without similar delay.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | April 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri Attorney General is suing a Springfield company for multiple violations of the state's consumer protection laws. In January of last year, KSPR News discovered dozens of complaints from artists and business owners claiming Queen City Emporium ripped them off.      When businesses owners and artists first contacted KSPR News, the company's doors were closed. Shortly after KSPR News' first story aired the owner covered the windows with cardboard and shut the business down.
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