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Johnson & Johnson appeal in talc lawsuit stalls as SCOTUS weighs in on out-of-state complainants issue in California suit

Michael McGrady May 26, 2017, 4:51pm

ST. LOUIS — Johnson & Johnson was dealt a blow to an appeal motion when a three-judge panel opted to not issue an opinion in a high-stakes talcum powder lawsuit against the company.

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.

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.

Johnson & Johnson talcum powder case stalled until U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Michael McGrady May 18, 2017, 8:30am

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District has opted out of providing an opinion on a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson with more than $72 million in liability at stake until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether or not plaintiffs from out of state can bring claims to a specific jurisdiction.

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.

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.

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 remands BusComm’s judgment notwithstanding verdict in sales commission case

Dawn Geske Apr. 28, 2017, 4:21pm

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri appeals court has reversed the decision of a trial court in a case involving unpaid commission to a sales employee.

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.

Missouri appeals court finds circuit court lacked authority to hear case as filed

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 22, 2017, 11:51am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has reversed a decision by a circuit court to dismiss a contented-case administrative review.

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 affirms judgment in favor of Enterprise in car crash case

Zachary Lewis Apr. 18, 2017, 8:14pm

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District affirmed a summary judgment made by a trial court in favor of Enterprise Leasing Co. of St. Louis and its subsidiary ELCO Administrative Services Co. in a case in which a motorist attempted to have the companies assume liability in an accident he allegedly caused.

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.