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Updated: Duck boat operators sued for $100 million; Case filed on behalf of two decedents

By Ann Maher | Jul 30, 2018

KANSAS CITY - A law firm in Springfield is demanding $100 billion from operators of the Table Rock Lake duck boat that sank July 19, claiming the lives of 17 passengers.

St. Louis jurors hit J&J with $4.69 billion verdict - $4.1 billion in punitive damages

By Ann Maher | Jul 12, 2018

Jurors hammered Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict that includes more than $4.1 billion in punitive damages over claims that asbestos in talcum powder products caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer.

Competing litigation lending bills sets apart industry interests from consumer protection

By Ann Maher | Mar 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY - Competing bills under consideration in the Missouri Senate propose different ways of overseeing a growing practice in the legal profession - litigation lending to people who want upfront payment while their cases play out in court.

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

By Ann Maher | Oct 19, 2017

A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

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