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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.


Excessive force civil rights violation.


Followed by a multimillion dollar confidential employment discrimination settlement.

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August 20, 2017

Pleban & Petruska Law Helps Police Commanders Get Promotions

Two police majors who sued the department alleging that they were discriminated against while seeking a promotion to the highest rank below the chief were recently given the promotions they were seeking. Michael Caruso and Rochelle Jones were promoted to…

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August 11, 2017

Pleban & Petruska Law Representing Construction Firm in Suit Against MSD Over $150 Million Contract Controversy

A small construction firm at the center of a $150 million contract fight is accusing the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District of retaliation after it raised issues with the district’s minority contractor program. A.L.L. Construction owner Anton Lumpkins sued the…

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August 11, 2017

JC Pleban Represents Major Rochelle Jones in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against the St. Louis Police Department

A high-ranking St. Louis police officer has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the city. He sued over alleged racial discrimination within the police department. The news comes as two other discrimination lawsuits are pending. In the three separate…

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August 10, 2017

JC Pleban Explains Employee Rights on Social Media

In a recent poll on our Fox 2 Facebook page, we asked viewers “Should your job be able to regulate what you post on your personal Facebook page?” Of viewers responding, 2,600 said no, while 168 said yes. Over the…

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August 9, 2017

Lynette Petruska Filed a Lawsuit on Behalf of a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Captain for Discrimination

A black police captain fired after a controversial burglary investigation has sued the department, claiming other officers, most white, blamed him to cover up their own offenses. Ryan Cousins, who was a 20-year veteran of the department, filed his lawsuit…

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August 8, 2017

State Farm Insurance Pays J.C. Pleban’s Client $490,000.00 For House Fire

A Valley Park woman whose house burned down won a $490,000 settlement from State Farm Insurance and Casualty Co. after threatening to take the insurer to trial. Valerie Fike, 33, shared the house with her husband before it burned in…

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$1,000,000 Gas Station Shooting Victim

Our client was shot while at a gas station. Pleban & Petruska sued the gas station for causing the dangerous condition. After a successful jury trial, the case settled on appeal.

August 7, 2017

Chet Pleban and JC Pleban Fight for Major Joe Delia

Tears filled Maj. Joe Delia’s eyes and his chin quivered as he recalled the moment when city leaders asked him and his chief, Bill Carson, to turn in their badges and guns Thursday following an unexpected suspension. “Embarassing,” Delia said…

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August 7, 2017

Lynette Petruska files a discrimination lawsuit against Stray Rescue.

A former employee of Stray Rescue has filed a lawsuit against the animal rescue organization and its leaders, alleging racial discrimination. The suit also claims employees of the nonprofit organization were allowed to use and deal drugs and sexually harass…

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$1,000,000 Breach of Trust

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