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Rift between Missouri governor, lawmakers could stall tort reform bill

Michael Carroll Apr. 28, 2017, 6:05pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A key tort reform measure to stop out-of-state attorneys from trying their cases in Missouri has advanced in the state legislature, but a rift between the Republican governor and some GOP senators could leave the bill in limbo.

Attorney in liability case plans to file motion to Supreme Court

Zachary Lewis Apr. 28, 2017, 6:04pm

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for a man involved in a car crash is fighting to overturn a judgment against his client, and he's willing to go to the state's highest court.

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.

Teamsters Medicare Trust trustees claim Louis T. Maull Co. failed to make contributions

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 28, 2017, 11:43am

ST. LOUIS — Employee benefit plan trustees are suing an employer, citing alleged unpaid contribution.

Couple alleges Speed Sport Automotive failed to warn of rotten roof, causing man to fall through

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 28, 2017, 11:38am

ST. LOUIS — Husband and wife are suing a property owner, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman claims repeated calls from telemarketer Everalbum violated laws

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 28, 2017, 11:30am

ST. LOUIS — A consumer is suing a telemarketing company, citing alleged invasion of privacy.

Residents alleges Mallinckrodt, Cotter disposed of toxic waste, causing serious injuries

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 27, 2017, 4:14pm

ST. LOUIS — Residents are suing a biopharmaceutical company and chemical-producing company for alleged negligence in toxic waste disposal, resulting in fatal injuries.

Sign company alleges Jefferson County man breached contract, violated copyright

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 27, 2017, 4:09pm

ST. LOUIS — A sign design and sign installation company is suing John Karsch for alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement.

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.

Missouri poised to become 13th state with asbestos claims transparency law

Jon Campisi Apr. 22, 2017, 12:13pm

JEFFERSON CITY — Just under a quarter of all states now have laws requiring plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits to fully disclose claims they may have filed with asbestos trusts, a trend that tort reform advocates see as a step in the right direction.

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.

Thoele Asphalt Paving allegedly failed to pay monthly installment for withdrawal liability

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 21, 2017, 12:31pm

ST. LOUIS — Trustee representatives are suing Thoele Asphalt Paving Inc., citing alleged failure to pay monthly installments for the pension fund withdrawal liability.

Female parole assistant alleges supervisor sexually harassed her

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 21, 2017, 12:27pm

ST. LOUIS — A female probation and parole assistant is suing a community release center under a state agency, citing alleged failure to protect her from sexual abuse and retaliation for asserting her rights.

Hillsboro resident claims debt collector failed to identify original creditor

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 20, 2017, 3:34pm

ST. LOUIS — A Hillsboro woman is suing a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Woman alleges pharmaceutical companies failed to disclose defects of NuvaRing

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 19, 2017, 4:28pm

COLUMBIA — A Gilbert, South Carolina, woman is suing the makers and distributors of NuvaRing, citing alleged breach of implied warranty.

Roeslein claims former employee stole trade secrets, providing them to competitor

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 19, 2017, 4:06pm

ST. LOUIS — Energy production facilities are suing Thomas Elgin, Elgin Meyer Bioenergy Co. and J.S. Meyer Engineering PC, citing alleged breach of contract by using trade secret information resulting in unfair competition.