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Missouri Court of Appeals upholds denial of workers' comp benefits to surviving spouse

Sam Knef May 25, 2017, 8:34pm

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has upheld a finding from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that denied successor workers' compensation benefits to a surviving spouse.

High court reverses medical malpractice verdict involving jury instruction

Sam Knef May 24, 2017, 5:33pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A woman's medical malpractice case that was decided in favor of defendants at trial in Buchanan County Circuit Court has been reversed by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Tax assessments for St. Louis County landowners not discriminatory, court rules

Sam Knef May 24, 2017, 2:27pm

JEFFERSON CITY — St. Louis County property owners who claimed their multi-county tax assessments were discriminatory have lost their appeal at the Missouri Supreme Court.

Personal injury plaintiff's case against city of Springfield goes back to trial court

Sam Knef May 23, 2017, 12:58pm

SPRING​FIELD — Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District judges were split on whether a personal injury plaintiff gave proper notice to the city of Springfield after tripping, falling and injuring herself on a meter hole four years ago.

Kennel operator loses anti-puppy mill campaign appeal over defamation allegations

Sam Knef May 19, 2017, 9:01am

JEFFERSON CITY — The operator of a kennel in Salem, Mo. who claimed she was defamed by a report used in connection to an anti-puppy mill campaign, has lost her appeal in the Missouri Supreme Court.

Appeals court upholds divorce settlement but rules ex-wife only entitled to 50 percent of pension

Sam Knef May 18, 2017, 8:20pm

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has affirmed a circuit court ruling in a couple's divorce settlement with the exception of the amount of a state pension the husband must turn over to his former wife.

Collection action in favor of Frontenac Bank upheld by appeals court

Sam Knef May 17, 2017, 4:01pm

ST. LOUIS — An appeals court has sided with a bank in its collection action against customers who failed to pay on a promissory note that had been secured with a commercial building in St. Louis.

Appeals court finds C.B. Engineering responsible in dispute over condemned Lake St. Louis home

Sam Knef May 17, 2017, 3:25pm

ST. LOUIS — A dispute between a homebuilder and engineering firm over who was to blame for a newly constructed home being condemned shortly after the owners moved in has been decided by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Court of appeals sides with couple in judgment dispute

Sam Knef May 10, 2017, 4:30pm

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has sided with a couple who had been subject to a bank's default judgment award that totaled more than $125,000 with interest.

Appeals court upholds $10 million punitive award in St. Louis asbestos case

Sam Knef May 10, 2017, 9:40am

ST. LOUIS — A $10 million punitive damages award in an asbestos case against gasket maker Crane Co. has been upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds Cape Girardeau divorce settlement

Sam Knef May 5, 2017, 10:16am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Cape Girardeau woman who claims a trial court presiding over her divorce case failed to equitably divide marital assets and debts.

Appeals court finds law needs clarification on right to jury in rent and possession cases

Sam Knef May 5, 2017, 10:15am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has ruled in favor of a tenant on the issue of a right to jury trial in a rent and possession action.

Missouri Supreme Court affirms dismissal of renewable energy 'geographic sourcing' rule

Sam Knef May 3, 2017, 7:05am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of the state's suit over the implementation of a renewable energy proposition that voters approved in 2008.

Appeals court overturns man's felony conviction of driving with suspended license

Sam Knef May 3, 2017, 7:05am

ST. LOUIS — A man convicted for felony driving on a suspended license has had his conviction overturned by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Appeals court allows hearing for disabled woman in legal fee dispute

Sam Knef Apr. 26, 2017, 7:28pm

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri appeals court has reversed a finding from the state's Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that granted a lawyer's request to have fees from an injured client placed into a trust in case he died before her.

Appeals court affirms $4.1 million judgment against parking garage owner

Sam Knef Apr. 25, 2017, 4:44pm

ST. LOUIS — A $4.1 million judgment against the owner of a downtown parking garage that nearly collapsed has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Former Mizzou assistant professor loses appeal seeking to overturn discharge

Sam Knef Apr. 24, 2017, 7:44pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A former University of Missouri assistant professor, who was denied tenure after publishing an article without citing a graduate student's work, lost an appeal that sought to overturn his discharge.

Court of Appeals rules St. Charles County judge lacked authority to deny substitution request

Sam Knef Apr. 21, 2017, 4:54pm

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri appeals court has made permanent a preliminary ruling in a judge substitution case.

Court upholds multi-million judgment for partners in Clayton garage group

Sam Knef Apr. 21, 2017, 4:38pm

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has dismissed an appeal brought by an operator of a Clayton parking garage and office building, which had sought relief from a judgment in excess of $5.6 million.

Appeals court finds that statute prevails in petitioner’s move to substitute judge

Sam Knef Apr. 18, 2017, 8:10pm

ST. LOUIS — A customer of a St. Charles finance company who sought to substitute a judge in a suit seeking recovery of funds owed on a contract has been granted a writ of prohibition by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.