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  • January 16, 2019

    In Brancati v. Bi-State Development Agency, plaintiff Brancati was injured in 2015 when a metro bus struck her while she was riding her bicycle, breaking both legs and causing permanent pain. Plaintiff filed suit and the trial judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court allowed plaintiff to introduce both her “charged” medical bills of about $77,500 and the “paid or owed” amount of about $40,800. The jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $625,000 against Bi-State Development.

  • December 17, 2018

    In Loomis v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, Loomis appeals the trial court’s grant of State Farm’s motion for summary judgment, on appellant’s claim that he was entitled to motor vehicle insurance coverage under a temporary binder of insurance issued by State Farm. While residing in Wyoming, appellant submitted a motor vehicle insurance application for his motorcycle with State Farm in 2014, specifically requesting underinsured (UIM) motor vehicle coverage in the amount of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. State Farm stipulated that it issued a temporary binder of insurance coverage subject to its review of the application. While the application was still under review by State Farm, appellant was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Wyoming when another vehicle struck appellant’s motorcycle, causing appellant to sustain injuries.

  • November 20, 2018

    In Brock v. Dunne, Defendant Ad Litem for Mark Edwards, Deceased, plaintiff filed a petition against his supervisor claiming that the supervisor’s actions of removing a safety guard from a laminating machine and ordering Brock to clean the machine while it was still running without the safety guard, constituted negligence injuring Brock. Brock filed suit but prior to trial, Edwards passed away and the Court substituted a defendant ad litem (“DAL”). A jury found in favor of Brock and an appeal was filed by the DAL.

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