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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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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | February 21, 2012
An Ozarks student says her school district violated her constitutional rights and she's suing in federal court.   The Alliance Defense Fund is representing the teen, who wants to remain anonymous right now. Last week, the ADF filed suit against the Dixon R-1 School District claiming an infringement of First Amendment rights. "Good, wholesome, down to Earth people. " That's how Dixon R-1 superintendent Dawna Burrow describes her small town and its small school district.  And most of those good, wholesome, down to Earth people seem not to have noticed anything out of the ordinary.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | February 2, 2012
The owner of a Branson West company is facing a lawsuit tonight for allegedly defrauding Joplin tornado victims. Attorney General Chris Koster filed the suit today against ABP Quality Construction for failing to provide goods and home repairs. E. Brian Sides of Reeds Springs is the owner of ABP. Koster says tens of thousands of dollars were paid to ABP, but they didn't complete the work. Also in the lawsuit, Koster is asking for a restraining order to shut down the company, and to make the owner pay $1000 restitution to the victims.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | January 16, 2012
A 24-year-old Columbia, MO man received $50,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city police department and two officers over their stun gun use. The event was caught on dashcam video. Cadilac Derrick was pulled over by two Columbia police officers in February, 2009. Derrick said he provided officers his license and insurance, then asked what he'd done wrong. Officers then can be heard asking him to get out of the car, but instead Derrick asked to have his license back. That's when officers used a taser on him, then allegedly kicked and punched him for several minutes.
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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 | December 20, 2011
A lawsuit surrounding a sexual assault at an Ozarks middle school has now been settled. In the lawsuit, a former Republic student says when she reported being raped during the 2008-2009 school year, school officials interrogated her which caused her to recant her claims. She was then forced to hand-deliver an apology letter to the boy and was expelled for the year. Also in the lawsuit, the girl says she was raped again at school in 2010 and that school officials were again skeptical, but evidence showed a sexual assault had occurred.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | November 3, 2011
City officials say excess grease in a sewage line caused a major backup that flooded at least five businesses on south Campbell. Owners say sewage oozed into their businesses leaving a large mess behind. City officials say at least one of the businesses is considering legal action, but right now it's unclear who is responsible for the backup. The city says its part in the investigation is over because it suspects a business dumped the grease in the sewage line. Many businesses were forced to close for a least one day because of the smelly mess.
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Emily Rittman and Reporter | October 7, 2011
A former Greene County deputy is suing his former employer, claiming he was discriminated against for reporting sexual harassment. Jacob Marler filed a civil lawsuit against Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott, Greene County Major Phil Corcoran and the Greene County Sheriff's Office. According to court documents, Marler says he reported “inappropriate sexual harassment” by Greene County Captain Gibson on Aug. 25, 2010. The court documents do not reveal Gibson's first name. On August 27, Marler says he wrote a written report stating his opposition to the sexual harassment.
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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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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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