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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.

Woman alleges NuvaRing caused her to develop embolism

Noddy A. Fernandez May 31, 2017, 1:58pm

CAMDEN, N.J. — A Jamestown, New York, woman is suing the makers and distributors of NuvaRing, citing alleged negligence misrepresentation and breach of implied warranty.

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.

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.