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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.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds guardianship over objections of mother found to be unfit

Sam Knef Mar. 25, 2017, 8:05am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed that a Cooper County judge properly awarded guardianship and conservatorship to relatives of a young girl in a case in which the mother was found to be unfit. 

Missouri Supreme Court says challenge to water company’s surcharge is moot

Sam Knef Mar. 21, 2017, 10:32am

The Missouri Supreme Court has dismissed as moot a challenge to the Missouri Public Service Commission's (PSC) decision that allowed Missouri-American Water Co. (MAWC) to charge an infrastructure system replacement surcharge to its customers.

Missouri Supreme Court reverses uninsured motorist award in favor of Shelter Insurance

Sam Knef Mar. 19, 2017, 6:34pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has reversed and remanded to Jasper County a judgment that awarded $100,000 in uninsured motorist coverage benefits to the survivors of a woman killed in a wreck caused by a tractor-trailer driver.

Former Sea World workers entitled to enhanced pension benefits

Sam Knef Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

&&& A group of former Sea World employees have prevailed after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals found they were entitled to enhanced pension benefits under parent company Anheuser-Busch's employee-pension plan.

Appeals court rules for school district in mother’s unlawful-restraint suit

Sam Knef Mar. 12, 2017, 8:00am

ST. LOUIS — A mother's claim that her young son had been unlawfully restrained and isolated at school in the Francis Howell School District has been dismissed by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds St. Louis minimum-wage ordinance

Sam Knef Mar. 5, 2017, 10:26pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a St. Louis ordinance that calls for raising workers' minimum wage.

Missouri Supreme Court finds state has no jurisdiction over Indiana railroad worker's injury

Sam Knef Mar. 5, 2017, 9:43pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the state does not have jurisdiction over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a personal-injury case that occurred in Indiana.

Clinton County homeowners survive mortgage-foreclosure appeal, case returning to trial jury

Sam Knef Mar. 5, 2017, 6:13pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Clinton County couple has prevailed at the Missouri Supreme Court in a mortgage foreclosure, but their case will return to a jury at the trial court level on the question of damages.