Judge/ DistrictCase Number & TitleType of CaseSettlement Demand & OfferVerdict /DateTrial/ Deliberation TimePlaintiff's AttorneyDefendant's Attorney

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Booker Shaw #952-9447A Carol Cole v Wal-Mart, and Steven Forman Premises Liability - Plaintiff alleges that she injured her knee when she tripped over a low-hung chain that was strung across a check-out aisle. Defense asserted that plaintiff failed to exercise ordinary care, and contested the cause and severity of her injuries. DEMAND: $5000 before trial
$3600 after 10% off $4000 for plaintiff's fault on June 17, 1998   Joan Lockwood of Gray & Ritter Stefan Glynias and Kevin Schnurbusch of Evans & Dixon for Wal-Mart; Kevin Fritz of Wallace, Sanders (Springfield MO) for Forman
Michael Calvin #932-0876B Richard Thompson vs Jewish Hospital, Dr. Jeffrey Zuke, and Dr. Thomas J. Moore Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff alleges that improper positioning during abdominal surgery permitted his unsecured arm to contact the operating table, resulting in ulnar nerve neuropathy. Defense denied that plaintiff was not properly positioned, and attributed the ulnar nerve compression to prolonged post-operative bed rest. DEMAND: $250,000
OFFER: $15,000
Defense Verdict on June 11, 1998   Robert DeVoto of DeVoto, Paperner (Clayton MO) David Ellington and Robert Rosenthal of Brown & James for Jewish Hospital and Dr. Moore; Anthony Behr of Behr, Mantovani (Clayton) for Dr. Zuke

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