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1997 Dog-Attack Case Filed

PAINTSVILLE—Sheila Crouse was three years old back on November 27, 1997, when she was, she has alleged in a lawsuit filed last week in the Johnson Circuit Court, “attacked” by a ...
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Louisa Judge Sets Aside Jury's $1.2 Million Verdict

LOUISA – In what is believed to be a case of first instance, Lawrence Circuit Judge, John David Preston, has vacated a jury verdict of $1,183,638 in the matter of the death of a newborn at Three ...
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Dollarhide And Super-America Settle

PAINTSVILLE—Charles Dollarhide, a 28-year-old resident of Van Lear, says he was getting “more and more nervous” about his after-midnight job at Super-America convenience store on ...
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Louisa Plaza Case Is Settled With Kirk

LOUISA – Darla and Wilbur Kirk, residents of Lovely, Kentucky, have reached an out-of-court settlement with owners of the Louisa Plaza regarding alleged injuries to Darla Kirk from a fall which, ...
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Coal truck crash suit settled; Lawrence trial is cancelled

LOUISA—A January trial for alleged “serious bodily injuries” set in the Lawrence Circuit Court last week was cancelled because the parties reached a settlement agreement, according ...
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John Harmon "Not Guilty," Johnson Jury says; "Justice was done," John Kirk says

PAINTSVILLE—After the smoke had cleared from a two-day heat of battle in which the Commonwealth presented a variety of witnesses in an effort to convict Martin County Magistrate, John Harmon, of ...
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Hall sues for 'serious injuries'; says large truck 'hit and ran'

LOUISA – Cody Hall, a Louisa resident, has filed a civil action in the Lawrence Circuit Court alleging that Jeremy Jude, operating a truck for B.J.A. Trucking of Huntington, West Virginia, ...
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Case against Schlumberger for injuries alleged from Inez car crash is settled

INEZ – A settlement has been reached in the Martin Circuit Court case filed by Zachary Todd of Inez who alleged injuries in a vehicle accident that occurred on June 4, 2008 at the intersection ...
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Jury awards Kirk $725,000 for firing

PRESTONSBURG – A wrongful firing suit against Clayton Mobile Homes ended Monday when a Floyd County jury awarded $725,000 to former Luv Home lot manager Michael Kirk. “CMH devastated ...
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Kirk Firm to open newest office at Louisa

LOUISA – Kirk Law Firm – with its central office at Paintsville and with other offices from Ashland to Pikeville, from Inez to Lexington – will open its newest office on October 1 at ...
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US 23 Truck Crash That Injured 3 Members Of Fitch Family Settled

CATLETTSBURG—Kirl Fitch was returning to his Inez home after a doctor visit on December 19, 2011, when the vehicle in which he, his wife, Kathleen, and their daughter, Wanda Kirk, were traveling ...
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Kirk Firm led state with 358 wins in compensation cases

PRESTONSBURG – John Kirk and his Kirk Law Firm has again been named Kentucky’s “winningest” law firm for work injury cases before the Labor Department, according to a report ...
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Couple allege injuries from airbag failure in civil action against Ford

ASHLAND – According to a civil action filed last week in U.S. District Court in Ashland, Hazel Campbell of Lovely, received a “severe” brain injury for which she “underwent ...
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Woman claims her birth control nearly killed her

An Eastern Kentucky woman says her birth control nearly killed her. One year ago Tonya Dingess, a paramedic, was leaving the hospital after she says she nearly died. She says the pain in her stomach, ...
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Hagar Hill residents allege damages from mining; sue Johnson-Floyd Coal Co.

PAINTSVILLE – Carl and Billie Butcher and Ronnie and Irene Gamble, residents of Hagar Hill, have filed a civil action in the Johnson Circuit Court seeking payment for damages from johnson-Floyd ...
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Browns sue Case Trucking, driver, for alleged 'catastrophic' injuries

LOUISA – According to a civil action recently filed in the Lawrence Circuit Court, a Louisa family has alleged that ‘catastrophic’ injuries were sustained by one family member and ...
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High School Senior sues trucker, others for coma-causing injury

LOUISA – Brooke Castle, a senior at Lawrence County High School, has filed a Civil Action in the Lawrence Circuit Court requesting payment of $1 million in past and future medical bills plus ...
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Kirk firm seeks $10 million or traffic deaths on U.S. 23

PAINTSVILLE – A civil action seeking $10 million has been filed in the Johnson Circuit Court on behalf of the children of Joe Rigsby who died from injuries sustained in a February 2007 accident ...
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High court upholds verdict in $1 million Floyd will case

INEZ – The Supreme Court declined to review a Court of Appeals opinion which had affirmed a 9-3 jury verdict in the matter of what many court house observers called a “text-book” ...
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Austin's injury case against released city of Paintsville settled

PAINTSVILLE – Billy Austin, a Paintsville fixture for 70 years, has settled his civil action against the city for injuries sustained on September 26, 2006 in a parking lot near the ...
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Kirk files case for death of husband in Louisa accident

LOUISA – Sharon Kirk has filed a civil action against Richard S. Gussler, III and Mountain City Ford in which she seeks $10 million for the death of Joey Kirk, her husband. Mr. Kirk was a back ...
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Todd Receives Serious Injuries From Car Crash Caused From Diesel Spill, Suit Says

INEZ – Zachary Todd, a 19 year old resident of Inez, received serious and permanent spinal injuries when his pickup skidded on a diesel spill at the junction of Ky 3 and Ky 645 near Inez and ...
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Father seeks redress in civil action for death of son, James Scott Johnson

PRESTONSBURG – Arnold R. Johnson of Melvin filed a civil action earlier this week in which he alleges that the death of his son, James Scott Johnson, resulted when Dr. Ramankar V. Tiruchinapalli ...
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Mother sues BOE, bus driver, safety director for crash injuries

PRESTONSBURG – A Weeksbury mother has filed a civil action against a school bus driver, the Floyd County Board of Education and the Board’s Safety Director for injuries allegedly sustained ...
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Case Settled For Undisclosed Sum For Children Injured In School Bus Crash

PRESTONSBURG - A jury trial set here next month has been cancelled and the case settled for what were described in an April 2008 lawsuit filed by John Kirk as "very severe injuries" to ...
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