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Judge approves class notice in ‘off-the-clock’ action against SSM Home Care

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 7:09pm

A district judge has approved a class notice in an unpaid overtime case against SSM Home Care.

Woman's slip and fall on cheese sauce award upheld by Missouri Court of Appeals

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 6:38pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has affirmed a jury award of $81,000 to a woman injured in a slip and fall on cheese sauce at the South County Mall in St. Louis County in 2009.

8th Circuit Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling in dispute over registered agent’s duty

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 12:28pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in a recycling company's claim against its former registered agent involving a $9.7 million default judgment.

8th Circuit affirms summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in Ponzi scheme case

Sam Knef Jun. 14, 2017, 7:07pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in a case brought by investors who had been scammed in what a U.S. attorney called

Judge denies steel tubing manufacturer’s motion to dismiss action seeking millions owed

Sam Knef Jun. 14, 2017, 2:08pm

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. has denied a steel tubing manufacturer's motion to dismiss a contractor's claims for past-due invoices totaling more than $14 million.

Federal court stays dispute over deceased pensioner's benefits from Anheuser-Busch

Sam Knef Jun. 10, 2017, 9:32am

ST. LOUIS — A federal court judge has issued a stay in a dispute between an ex-wife and a widow involving Anheuser-Busch pension benefits.

Missouri Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling on divorced couple’s maintenance dispute

Sam Knef Jun. 7, 2017, 9:29am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has issued a mixed ruling in a divorced couple's dispute over monthly maintenance obligations and an award of attorney's fees.

Judge issues ruling in coffee bean supplier's dispute with Ronnoco

Sam Knef Jun. 6, 2017, 12:59pm

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in a debt and contractual dispute between a St. Louis coffee company and a green coffee bean supplier.

Appeals panel reverses summary judgment for Fannie Mae in quiet title action

Sam Knef Jun. 4, 2017, 4:56pm

ST. LOUIS — A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has reversed a judgment in favor of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in a quiet title action against Olivette property owners.

Missouri Supreme Court strikes down parts of law governing how much city courts can collect in fees

Sam Knef Jun. 2, 2017, 9:29pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down portions of a 2015 state law governing how much money in fines and fees municipal courts can collect.

Appeals panel upholds defense verdict for Pepose Vision Institute in medical malpractice trial

Sam Knef May 31, 2017, 10:43am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has upheld a judgment in favor of Pepose Vision Institute in a medical malpractice case that went to trial twice in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Injured Costco worker’s claim for lump-sum payout denied by appeals court

Sam Knef May 31, 2017, 10:43am

ST. LOUIS — An injured Costco worker will not get to convert his weekly $799.11 permanent total disability benefits into a lump-sum settlement of $400,000, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has ruled.

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.