Summary Judgment obtained in police pursuit case in St. Louis City

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On October 27, 2023 Hughes Lawyers obtained Summary Judgment in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis in favor of both the City of East St. Louis, IL and the East St. Louis, IL Police Department. The case involved a multi-state police pursuit that arose out of an accident involving one fatality (passenger in the fleeing vehicle) and one catastrophic injury to the driver of the fleeing vehicle with a life-care plan of $23 mil. to $42 mil. The “final” accident, one of three in this chain of events, occurred when the fleeing vehicle drove under a tractor-trailer at a St. Louis City traffic-lighted intersection. Plaintiffs’ liability expert in the case was Charles Drago from Florida. A copy of the opinion is attached.

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