$2.85 Million Jury Verdict for Suicide at Missouri Jail
by Derek Gilna
On January 18, 2013, following a five-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri returned a verdict of $2.85 million against the City of Sullivan, finding that negligence ...
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