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Case Results: Millions Recovered


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.


J.C. Pleban settled a wrongful death case—100x greater than the policy limit.


Verdict followed by a multimillion dollar confidential employment discrimination settlement.

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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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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 Associates 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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May 11, 2018

Chet Pleban Explains Jury Selection in Governor Greitens’ Trial

Jury selection is underway in Governor Eric Greiten’s invasion of privacy trial. The trial is expected to begin next week.  Attorney Chet Pleban has more on what we can expect. People with negative impressions of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are being weeded out of his potential juror pool for a criminal trial. Jury selection that […]

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Excessive force civil rights violation.

April 3, 2018

Recent settlements for racial discrimination against St. Louis police near $2 million

The June settlement of a case in which a white police officer alleged the department promoted a less qualified black candidate over him has pushed the amount of money the St. Louis Police Department has paid out for such allegations in recent years to close to $2 million. The city paid Maj. Michael Caruso $300,000 […]

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