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STATE OF MISSOURI v. LISA M. WEST

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Defendant was charged by substitute information in lieu of indictment with
involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, by recklessly causing the death of Victim by
striking his head, or by striking his head against an object, or by shaking him, or by a
combination thereof. Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support her
conviction. Viewed in the light mo... More...
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Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Norman Whitney, Sr. v. City of St. Louis, et al.

Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Norman Whitney, Sr. (“Whitney Sr.”) brought this action after his son, a
pretrial detainee who had recently been treated for suicidal thoughts, hanged himself
in a cell that was monitored by closed-circuit television. Whitney Sr. asserted state
law wrongful death claims and federal claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against
correctional officer Shelley Sharp and the City of St. Louis. T... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. JOSEPH BOWENS

Defendant was charged with the above crimes for his alleged involvement in the shooting
death and robbery of Scott Knopfel (“Victim”) that took place on January 15, 2015. The crimes
occurred at the Drury Inn hotel located near Interstate 44 and Hampton Avenue in the City of St.
Louis (“the Drury Inn” or “the hotel”). Defendant was represented by a public defender from
shortly... More...
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Terry Cravener v. Mike Shuster

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Terry Cravener sued Jasper County deputies Mike Shuster, Chris Calvin, andKieth Maggard under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging excessive force. The district courtdenied the deputies’ motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. Thedeputies appeal. This court reverses and remands.
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Cravener has paranoid schizophrenia. In May 2013, his father called JasperCounty Emergency Services. H... More...
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Christopher Collings v. State of Missouri

Nine-year-old Rowan Ford lived with her mother and stepfather, David Spears.
For several months in early 2007, Christopher Collings lived with the Spears family but
had since moved out.
On November 2, 2007, Spears, Collings, and their friend Nathan Mahurin were
drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together at Spears’s house. Later in the evening,
the three men went t... More...
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Tamra Oliver and Jay Oliver v. SL Western Lounge, LLC, d/b/a PBR St. Louis

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St. Louis, MO - Tamra Oliver and Jay Oliver sued SL Western Lounge, LLC, d/b/a PBR St. Louis on a negligence theory

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/24/2017 1 NOTICE OF REMOVAL from St. Louis City, case number 1722-CC00982, with receipt number 0865-5970758, in the amount of $400 Jury Demand,, filed by SL Western Lounge, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover She... More...
   $0 (03-07-2018 - MO)

Kerrie Gene Mick v. Wes Raines, et al.

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Joseph, Missouri

Plaintiff Kerrie Gene Mick appeals the judgment of the district court.2 Three orders are before us on appeal. The first granted the motion to dismiss filed by Defendants Porter Hensen, Wade Wilken, Larry King, and Charlie Dawson and the motion to dismiss filed by Defendants Bob Gray, Harold Allison, Randy Simms, Ben Becerra, and Wes Raines. The second granted the motion for summary judgment filed ... More...   $0 (03-08-2018 - MO)

Russell Bucklew v. Anne L. Precythe

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The issue is whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as applied, bar
Missouri officials from employing a procedure that is authorized by Missouri statute
to execute Russell Bucklew.
In March 2006, Bucklew stole a car; armed himself with pistols, handcuffs, and
a roll of duct tape; and followed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Ray, to the home of
Michael Sanders, where she... More...
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United States of America v. Eddie Wayne Cooper

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Former Arkansas Lawmaker Pleads Guilty to $4 Million Charity Scheme

Conspiracy Included Several Charity Executives

A former Arkansas state representative pleaded guilty in federal court February 12, 2018 to his role in a conspiracy to embezzle more than $4 million from a Springfield, Mo.-based health care charity.

Eddie Wayne Cooper, 51, of Melbourne, A... More...
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Annie Rayman v. Abbott Amubulance, Inc.

St. Louis City Courthouse - City of St. Louis, Missoui

Annie Rayman (“Rayman”) appeals from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in
favor of Abbott Ambulance, Inc. (“Abbott”) on her negligence claim. Rayman sued Abbott for
damages that resulted from an automobile collision between Rayman and a third party. The trial
court granted Abbott’s motion for summary judgment, finding that Abbott did not owe Rayman a
duty of care and that... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. David E. Schultz

Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Man Sentenced for Scamming Individuals

David E. Schultz defrauded multiple victims by falsely stating that he could provide various legal remedies to them. He demanded victims provide him cash or assets, such as jewelry, gold, silver, and other items of value that could quickly be converted into cash in exchange for future services. Schultz demanded victi... More...
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Lisa M. Wilcox v. United States of America; Lake Regional Health System; Richland Medical Center; Robert C. Neilson, M.D.; Rossell Johnson, M.D.

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Lisa Wilcox appeals the judgment of the district court2 granting the United States’ motion to substitute parties and motion to dismiss, and Lake Regional Health Systems’ (Lake Regional) motion for summary judgment. We affirm.
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On June 28, 2013, Wilcox filed a petition in the Circuit Court of Camden County, Missouri alleging negligence against Dr. Robert Nielsen and Dr. Russell Johnson af... More...
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United States of America v. James E. Everett, Jr.

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Jury Convicts KCK Man Following Confrontation at Bolling Federal Building

A Kansas City, Kan., man was convicted on January 10, 2018 at trial following a confrontation with law enforcement officers at the Richard Bolling Federal Building.

James E. Everett, Jr., 31, of Kansas City, was found guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, of threatening a federal law enforcemen... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
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State of Missouri vs. Melinda Tillitt

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Ms. Tillitt was initially charged in May 2015 with four counts of first-degree
statutory sodomy for deviate sexual intercourse involving one of her daughters, K.B.T.
The information was later amended to add one count of first-degree statutory sodomy
for deviate sexual intercourse and one count of first-degree child molestation for sexual
contact involving another daughter, K.D... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. DAVID HYGRADE

On September 1, 2015, Officer Jennifer Nemeth and her partner Officer David Wilson
responded to a call of shots fired at a residence. They arrived in a marked police vehicle wearing
uniforms. Officer Nemeth observed five people on the front porch, including Defendant, who
went into the house. According to Officer Nemeth, Defendant was holding his right arm against
his right sid... More...
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James Boyd v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

James Boyd, a former employee of ConAgra Foods, Inc., brought this action
pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Boyd
seeks to recover severance benefits under an ERISA plan that guarantees these
benefits when ConAgra, in certain circumstances, materially reduces an employee’s
position, duties, or responsibilities. Boyd alternatively claims that ... More...
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CHRISTOPHER L. JONES v. STATE OF MISSOURI

On October 23, 2015, Jones pled guilty to the Class C felony of tampering in the
first degree. After finding that Jones entered his plea knowingly and voluntarily, the trial
court accepted the plea and ordered a sentencing assessment report. A sentencing hearing
was held on December 22, 2015.
At the sentencing hearing, defense counsel highlighted Jones's newfound sobriety <... More...
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Ulysses White v. Conagra Packaged Foods, LLC

Patricia White (“Claimant”) appeals the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (“Commission”) denying workers’ compensation for the death of her husband, Ulysses White (“White”). White suffered a fatal cardiovascular event while at work. Claimant contends the Commission erred by applying the wrong burden of proof to claims under sections 287.120 and 287.0201 of the workers’ comp... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - MO)

JEREMY S. ROUTT vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

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Movant was charged as a prior and persistent offender2 with attempted first-degree robbery (Count I), in violation of Sections 569.0203 and 564.011; unlawful possession of a firearm (Count II), in violation of Section 571.070 (Cum.Supp. 2010); stealing of a firearm (Count III), in violation
of Section 570.030 (Cum.Supp. 2009); and distribution of a controlled substance (Counts IV, V,
and... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DERIK T. DAVIS

Prior to the February 2015 incident underlying this prosecution, the female Victim3 and Davis had been in a romantic relationship since 2005. The Victim and Davis had lived together on and off until they broke off their relationship in August 2014. The couple have a daughter together, who was six years old at the time of Davis’ crimes. The Victim and Davis continued to have contact after he move... More...   $0 (11-28-2017 - MO)

State of Missouri vs. Paul J. Murphy

St. Charles man found guilty for drunk driving crash that killed unborn baby

The facts, viewed in the light most favorable to the jury’s verdict, are as follows.1
Around noon on March 16, 2013, Andrea Ledbetter was driving behind Defendant on the
highway. Ms. Ledbetter observed Defendant swerving in and out of the traffic lane. Ms.
Ledbetter honked her horn at Defendant, who then momentarily returned to his lane but began
swerving again. Ms. Ledbett... More...
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Joshua Brenner v. American Education Services

Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Joshua Seth Brenner sued American Education Services (AES), allegingviolations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227. Brenner appeals the district court’s adverse grant of summary judgment. Having jurisdiction
under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms.
Reviewing the record de novo in the light most favorable to the non moving
party, this court concludes that summar... More...
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United States of America v. Chemed Corporation, Vitas Hospice Services, LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation

Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Chemed Corp. and Vitas Hospice Services Agree to Pay $75 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Billing for Ineligible Patients and Inflated Levels of Care

Chemed Corporation and various wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation, have agreed to pay $75 million to resolve a government lawsuit all... More...
   $75000000 (10-31-2017 - MO)

S.M. v. Lincoln County, Missouri

Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Plaintiffs S.M., L.M., K.W., and K.S. are former participants in the Adult Drug
Court of Missouri’s 45th Judicial Circuit (“Drug Court”), an alternative court
established to dispose of drug cases pursuant to Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 478.001-.006.
Plaintiffs brought this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 damage action against Lincoln County and
other defendants, asserting that Scott Edwards, then a lieuten... More...
   $0 (10-28-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. John Mac Sells

Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Former CEO of Benchmark Healthcare Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

John Mac Sells, 53, of St. Peters, Missouri, was sentenced to 41months in prison and ordered to pay $667,201.85 in restitution.

According to court documents, between 2013 and 2016, John Sells was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Benchmark Healthcare of Festus, Inc. (Benchmark), and a nu... More...
   $0 (10-06-2017 - MO)

United States v. Eugene Dokes

Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Eugene Dokes pleaded guilty to theft of United States property for knowingly
receiving four Social Security disability benefits to which he was not entitled in
December 2012 and January 2013. See 18 U.S.C. § 641. At sentencing, the district
court adopted the Presentencing Investigation 1 Report (PSR) finding that Dokes’s ongoing
theft of Social Security benefits resulted in actual ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - MO)

Bradley Landreth v. Nancy A. Berryhill

Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Bradley W. Landreth appeals the district court’s1 well-reasoned order affirming
the Commissioner’s determination that he is not entitled to disability insurance
1The Honorable Beth Phillips, United States District Court Judge for the
Western District of Missouri.
benefits and supplemental security income. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1291, this court affirms.
Havin... More...
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United States of America v. George Patino

Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Houston, Texas Man Sentenced to 40 Months and a $95,000 Fine For Smuggling Korean Human Growth Hormone Drugs to Local Patients and Professional Wrestlers

George Patino, 57, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to 40 months of imprisonment and a $95,000 fine. Patino was previously convicted by a jury on June 8, 2017 after a three-day trial of conspiracy, distributing Human G... More...
   $0 (09-28-2017 - MO)

Thaddeus Thomas v. Mercy Hospitals East Communities d/b/a Mercy Hospital - Washington

Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Plaintiffs appeal the judgment entered by the trial court in favor of defendant hospitals following a jury trial. Plaintiffs allege the trial court abused its discretion by failing to strike for cause prospective juror 24 because she expressed a disqualifying bias in favor of defendants under section 494.470.1.1 This Court does not agree. Prospective juror 24 did not say she had knowledge concerni... More...   $0 (08-01-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Dr. Yev Gray

Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Luis, MO - Chicago Podiatrist Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Charges

Dr. Yev Gray was sentenced to 90 months in prison and ordered to pay $6,974,895.00 in restitution related to the submission of false reimbursement claims for non-rendered podiatric services.

According to court records, Dr. Yev Gray was the owner and president of Aggeus Healthcare, headquartered in Chicago, ... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. George Patino

Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Houston, Texas Man convicted of Smuggling Korean Human Growth Hormone Drugs to Local Patients and Professional Wrestlers

George Patino, 57, of Houston, Texas, was convicted by a jury after a three-day trial of conspiracy, distributing Human Growth Hormone (“HGH”) for unauthorized medical purposes, and smuggling.

According to Court documents, under federal law, doc... More...
   $0 (06-08-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. David Carl Hayes

Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Accountant Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Fraud Schemes

A Springfield accountant and former CPA pleaded guilty in federal court today to two embezzlement schemes totaling more than $3 million and to failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes over the past six years.

David Carl Hayes, 59, of Springfield, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U... More...
   $0 (06-12-2017 - MO)

United States ex rel. Holden v. Mercy Hospital Springfield, et al.

Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Missouri Hospitals Agree to Pay United States $34 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Improper Payments to Oncologists

Two Southwest Missouri health care providers have agreed to pay the United States $34,000,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring phys... More...
   $34000000 (05-19-2017 - MO)

Lois Slemp v. Johnson & Johnson

St. Louis, MO - Jury Awards Plaintiff $110.5 Million In Products Case

Lois Slemp, age 62, sued Johnson & Johnson on a products liability theory claiming that she developed ovarian cancer as a direct result of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder.

Docket Entries:

05/04/2017 Entry of Appearance Filed
Entry of Appearance for defendants Johnson & Johnson and J... More...
   $110000000 (05-06-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. JACOLE N. PRINCE

In October 2005, Prince’s then four-year-old daughter L.P. (“Victim”) was admitted to
Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She was unresponsive from an unknown cause and was
unable to breath effectively on her own. Victim was placed in the intensive care unit and underwent
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surgery, after which she was temporarily placed on a respirator. Measurements of her weight a... More...
   $0 (04-28-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. KRYSTAL M. SCROGGS

In 2013, Scroggs and her husband Matthew Scroggs ("Matthew")2 were living in
Pleasant Hill, Missouri with their three children. During the summer, Matthew's mother,
Melinda Brown ("Brown") was caring for the children at her home a couple hours away
from Pleasant Hill. In early June of 2013, Brown took the three children to visit Pleasant
Hill. Brown noticed that Scroggs appe... More...
   $0 (04-05-2017 - MO)

Sharnique Jones vs. State of Missouri

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Movant gave birth to her daughter, S.J., on January 3, 2008. Between January 3 and April
7, 2008, Movant took S.J. to the hospital thirteen times for various heal... More...   $0 (03-24-2017 - MO)

 
 
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