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Case Results: Millions Recovered

$14,000,000

Driving home, our client was hit by a truck, resulting in a serious brain injury. He and his family will be taken care of for life.

$2,000,000

Settlement for a client who was forced to leave his job after reporting safety problems.

$3,600,000

Verdict followed by a multimillion dollar confidential employment discrimination settlement.

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March 13, 2019

J.C. Pleban recovers $500,000.00 for a client after filing an EEOC complaint

St. Charles County officials have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims filed by a longtime police officer, according to legal documents obtained Wednesday by the Post-Dispatch. The settlement, signed last month, says Stephanie Fisk filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 4 and a second complaint Dec. 7 […]

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March 1, 2019

J.C. Pleban filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an inmate who was assaulted

A man from St. Charles County has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was attacked by a St. Charles County jail inmate and given inadequate medical care for his injuries. James L. Falke filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday against St. Charles County, the former and current county jail directors, a guard […]

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February 12, 2019

Lynette Petruska filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a client who endured a hostile and discriminatory work environment

Lynette Petruska filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a client who endured a hostile and discriminatory work environment.  In addition to the lawsuit, Petruska is working to collect an additional $700,000.00 in payments for the client.  Petruska previously persuaded a hearing officer that the client was entitled to $540,000.00. Read the full story in […]

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January 29, 2019

Chet Pleban is featured in Ladue News

Chet Pleban doesn’t really care if you like him; it’s not his job to make friends. For the past few decades, Pleban has been one of the most celebrated criminal defense attorneys in St. Louis, with most of his clients being accused police officers. Pleban’s job is to make sure those clients get the aggressive […]

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January 8, 2019

J.C. Pleban recovered $300,000.00 for a client after his civil rights were violated

The police chief here has been put on paid leave over an allegation of domestic assault. Mayor Stephanie Haas announced Monday night at the Board of Aldermen meeting that Police Chief Charles “Tony” Moutray is off the job. Haas also announced that the city has hired attorney Greg White to investigate the allegation. White, who […]

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Settlement

$300,000

J.C. Pleban settles civil rights excessive force case against the Pevely Police Department and its officers for $300,000.00.


October 19, 2018

Social Media—Be Careful What You Post

Missouri is an “at-will” employment state.  This means an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason. The employer, however, cannot fire you for an illegal reason (e.g. age, race, gender, etc.). With this, an employer can fire an employee for an online post. A post, no matter how innocent, bland or uneventful […]

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June 5, 2018

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Missouri statutes define wrongful death lawsuits.  RSMo § 537.080 sets forth who can bring a wrongful death suit.  First, it can be brought by the spouse, children, or surviving lineal descendants of any deceased children (natural or adopted, legitimate or illegitimate) or by the parents of the deceased (natural or adoptive).  If there is not […]

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May 30, 2018

Attorney details what legal hurtles Greitens faces next

Missouri Governor Greitens legal troubles will continue after he resigns Friday. What’s next? St. Louis attorney JC Pleban of Pleban and Petruska Law shares what legal hurdles are ahead for the, soon to be, former governor.

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May 25, 2018

What are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages deter bad conduct of defendants in civil lawsuits.  To award punitive damages, plaintiff, by clear and convincing proof, must show 1.) some element of outrageous conduct; and 2.) that defendant acted with a willful, wanton or malicious mental state.  To satisfy the ‘clear and convincing’ standard of proof, the evidence must show that […]

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