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Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District overturns directed verdict for defendant in auto accident case

Sam Knef Sep. 7, 2017, 8:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed and remanded an auto injury case that was tried in St. Louis County Circuit Court, finding that Judge Tom DePriest Jr. erred in granting a directed verdict in favor of the defendant. The appellate court held that a jury could have

Marion County wrongful death claim to get another review by Missouri Supreme Court

Sam Knef Sep. 6, 2017, 4:00pm

A woman's wrongful death claim involving the care of her late husband will get another review by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Appeals court sides with cemetery that refused St. Louis judge's order to disinter

Sam Knef Aug. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

A cemetery association that sought relief from a $2,500-per-day fine and a court order to disinter the remains of a Ukrainian-born mathematics teacher has found a jurisdictional matter settled at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Fifth-grader seeking admission in St. Louis charter school lacks standing in suit, court rules

Sam Knef Aug. 11, 2017, 8:00am

An African-American elementary school student whose family moved to the county is not eligible to attend a charter school inside city limits, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

Missouri Court of Appeals denies appeal in dispute over legal malpractice claim

Sam Knef Aug. 10, 2017, 8:00am

A Missouri appeals court has dismissed an appeal brought by a couple who sought money from an insurer that had covered their attorney, who was disbarred for defrauding clients.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District orders rescue dog returned to adoptive family

Sam Knef Aug. 9, 2017, 12:49pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reunited a dog with its owner, Jamie Patterson.

Independent Taxi Drivers Association 'optimistically' awaiting appeal ruling

Glenn Minnis Aug. 2, 2017, 8:00am

The Independent Taxi Drivers Association is “optimistically” awaiting a judge’s imminent appeal ruling in its ongoing battle with the Metro Taxicab Commission over the issuance of taxi permits.

Appeals court favors St. Louis Community College in tuition rate dispute

Sam Knef Jul. 27, 2017, 8:00am

A non-U.S. citizen living in Missouri under a program that provides reprieve from being removed from the country must pay the international tuition rate if she wants to attend St. Louis Community College (SLCC).

Missouri appeals court reverses judgment voiding marriage

Sam Knef Jul. 22, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed a lower court's decision to void a marriage sought by a husband who learned that his wife was still legally married to someone else when they tied the knot 12 years ago.

A.L.L. Construction allegedly failed to provide monthly reports

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 21, 2017, 3:04pm

ST. LOUIS — Trustees of a labor group are suing a construction company, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

TCPA class action against marketer Vein Centers for Excellence decertified

Sam Knef Jul. 17, 2017, 3:19pm

The defendant's move for summary judgment followed, as did a request for statutory damages for 35,211 unsolicited fax transmissions, which could have netted plaintiffs up to $17.6 million.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.