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What “Nuclear Verdicts” Mean for Trucking Safety and Risk Management

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Steven J. Hughes We all hear “it” on a regular basis—those of us who work directly in, or represent, the transportation industry. “People just don’t like trucks.” In my 34 years of trial experience, however, I have found that juries can still be “fair” to trucking companies. Especially in evaluating cases when accidents result from

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Missouri Lawyers Media Top V&S winners announced

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While the COVID -19 pandemic continues, Missouri’s court system has established enough normalcy for attorneys to return to courtrooms and conference rooms to bring their cases to a close. Each year, Missouri Lawyers Media scours its Verdicts & Settlements database to recognize the state-licensed attorneys who achieved the largest verdicts, settlements, judgments and defense wins

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Jury finds woman mostly at fault for highway crash

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A Phelps County jury determined that a 73-year-old Rolla woman injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 was 75 percent responsible, awarding her less than $11,000 after a six-figure demand on the morning of trial.  Joyce Ann Horrell sued Tyson Foods and driver Eric Scott Liverar of Pettis County in 2019, nearly

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