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Leigh Moody and Anchor | July 11, 2011
No more alcohol at a Springfield theater after it dropped a lawsuit against a voter-approved law that banned booze at the theater. Last May, Springfield voters passed a ban on the sale of alcohol in family oriented theatres.  Wehrenberg Campbell 16 sued and continued selling alcohol. A spokesperson for Wehrenberg says the company's lawsuit has merit and they believed they would have won the suit. But instead, the theater chain chose to drop it because it says selling alcohol isn't the core purpose of its business.
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Greg Leuthen and KSPR News Producer | July 7, 2011
A lawsuit is seeking to strike down a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a photo identification mandate for Missouri voters. An attorney backing the lawsuit told says it contends the ballot summary approved by legislators is misleading and asks a judge to block the measure from the 2012 ballot. Online court records show the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court. The Republican-led Legislature earlier this year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a photo ID mandate and set parameters for a potential early voting period.
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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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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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Terra Haff and News Producer | May 4, 2011
A security system company is facing a lawsuit.      Pinnacle Security, LLC  is accused of defrauding people in Missouri. The attorney general says Pinnacle workers targeted homeowners with an existing security system.      They would claim they were there to upgrade their current system.   Attorney General Chris Koster says the company told customers their monthly bills would not increase, they would install a panic alarm for those who were injured and that homeowner's insurance would help pay for a portion of the costs.
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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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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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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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Terra Haff and News Producer | April 17, 2011
Spring is the time most of us take to our gardens to plant flowers and vegetables but for some a lawsuit and debate is brewing in federal court.       In a pre-emptive strike a group of "pure-foods" farmers and organic trade organizations are challenging a seed giant.       It's all over patent privileges and the ability to sue farmers over genetically altered products.       The suit really comes down to cross-pollination between farms and which way the wind blows.
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KSPR News | March 24, 2011
Update: A former teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students in three different counties has filed a civil lawsuit against her probation officer Rebecca Martin and Martin’s brother. Martin’s brother is listed as John Doe in the lawsuit that claims both he and Martin harassed and intimidated Alison Peck. Peck also filed a formal complaint against her probation officer. Peck’s attorney sent a letter to the Probation and Parole Board of District 10-R asking to immediately remove the probation officer.
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