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Burger King worker’s effort to raise minimum wage was protected activity, appeals court rules

Sam Knef Jul. 15, 2017, 4:00pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a finding of the National Labor Relations Board, which ruled that a Kansas City Burger King franchise violated the law by refusing to rehire an activist employee who had fought for raising the minimum wage.

Busch Stadium volunteer who claimed wage violations loses appeal

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 10:00am

A man who volunteered to work at a Busch Stadium concession stand to raise funds for Washington University and later sued claiming violations of federal and state minimum wage law, has struck out at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

8th Circuit upholds jury award of $1.25 million to parents of incarcerated son who died

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 7:43am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a $1.25 million jury award to the parents of a man who died while under suicide watch at Missouri correctional facility.

Appeals court affirms Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denial of workers' comp benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 11, 2017, 7:16pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District has affirmed a finding of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, which denied workers' compensation benefits to a man who intentionally lit a can of glue held by a co-worker, which dropped to the ground and exploded.

$4.5 million jury award to Marine injured in car crash upheld

Sam Knef Jul. 11, 2017, 10:00am

A panel of judges on June 26 affirmed that the total was not “monstrous, shocking, or grossly excessive," given the man will be physically impaired for the rest of his life.

Eastern District judge rules for lenders in foreclosure dispute

Sam Knef Jul. 9, 2017, 4:00pm

A federal judge has ruled in favor of lenders in a foreclosure dispute involving a St. Charles property.

Judge finds dispute between Kane International, US Polymers-Accurez belongs in arbitration

Sam Knef Jul. 9, 2017, 10:00am

ST. LOUIS — A district judge recently denied a specialty chemical company's request for a temporary restraining order against St. Louis-based US Polymers-Accurez LLC (USPA), finding the contractual dispute belongs in arbitration.

Magistrate judge upholds denial of Social Security benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 8, 2017, 4:00pm

A magistrate judge has affirmed the denial of disability benefits and supplemental Social Security income to a Missouri man who claimed he suffered from severe back problems, ruptured discs and nerve pain.

Appeals court sides with Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in dispute over permits

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Independent Taxi Drivers Association has lost a battle against the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in a dispute over the issuance of taxi permits.

Nurse's wrongful termination suit can proceed against Rancho Manor Healthcare

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 10:59am

An appeals court has reinstated a nurse's wrongful termination case against Rancho Manor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant.

Appeals court reverses 'stacking' decision in Geico case

Sam Knef Jul. 2, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has sided with Geico Casualty Co. in the insurer's appeal of a summary judgment that allowed

Former tree trimmer for Shade Tree Service prevails in challenge to unemployment benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 1, 2017, 10:00am

A tree trimmer has prevailed in an appeal that challenged his right to unemployment benefits.

Illinois construction company fined $200 per day while in contempt

Sam Knef Jun. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

A U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Missouri has found an Illinois construction company to be in contempt of court for failing to provide documents needed for an audit in a lawsuit seeking to collect delinquent fringe benefit contributions.

Missouri Court of Appeals sides with surviving spouse and others in family trust dispute

Sam Knef Jun. 29, 2017, 10:00am

An appeals panel has rejected the breach of fiduciary duty claims of a plaintiff who said the assets in a trust created by his father were not properly preserved.

Judge issues mixed ruling in Behr's motion to dismiss deck paint suit

Sam Knef Jun. 27, 2017, 10:55pm

U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson of the Eastern District of Missouri has granted in part and denied in part a paint maker's motion to dismiss a breach of warranty suit over its Premium DeckOver Coating.

Federal judge upholds denial of disability benefits for Florissant man

Sam Knef Jun. 27, 2017, 10:54pm

A federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri has upheld a finding that denied Social Security disability benefits to a Florissant man.

Federal court issues mixed ruling in Regal Beloit Inc. patent dispute case

Sam Knef Jun. 25, 2017, 10:41pm

U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton issued a mixed ruling in a patent infringement dispute.

Dardenne Prairie’s breach of contract claim on bricks denied on appeal

Sam Knef Jun. 23, 2017, 3:36pm

ST. LOUIS — The city of Dardenne Prairie has lost its appeal in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District involving breach of contract claims against Adams Concrete and Masonry over a contract for bricks.

Judge grants insurer’s request relating to damages from intentionally set Ellington restaurant fire

Sam Knef Jun. 22, 2017, 8:46am

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. has granted an insurer's request to go after the owner of an Ellington restaurant for $109,049.50 in fees and expenses related to litigation involving a fire loss.

Appeals court affirms $5 million award to white professor fired from HSSU

Sam Knef Jun. 22, 2017, 8:44am

A former white professor at the "historically" black Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) in St. Louis has prevailed in an appeal challenging a jury award of nearly $5 million over her firing.