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Insurance company seeks declaratory judgment in Ferguson fee refund case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal court is asked to decide if an insurance company has a duty to pay the legal defense costs for the city of Ferguson, which is accused of charging illegal fees.

Former conductor claims railroad fired him for seeking work injury treatment

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 10, 2018

A former freight railroad conductor has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Company Inc. after being injured on the job.

Honeywell faces fit-over goggles patent infringement claim

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 10, 2018

​​​​Honeywell International Inc. is facing a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a Missouri doctor who claims the company stole her idea for a google that can be worn comfortably over eyeglasses.

Cornell Roofing facing copyright infringement lawsuit over artist’s portfolio

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 10, 2018

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal Company is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by a Missouri artist who claims the company used his copyrighted portfolio depicting Kansas City’s downtown revitalization.

ACLU lawyers file suit after Independence school bans student from graduation after Craigslist prank

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri recently filed a lawsuit against the Independence School District after school officials banned a high school senior from graduation ceremonies for posting a Craigslist ad that listed his school for sale.

Springfield files federal suit against drug makers, distributors for alleged roles in opioid epidemic

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – The city of Springfield has filed a lawsuit in federal court against several drug companies and distributors who are accused of playing a role in the opioid crisis plaguing the city and the country.

From Legal Newsline

Mo. Supreme Court: Commission can deny approval of post-award settlement in Workers' Comp case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Missouri's state labor commission can refuse to approve a post-award settlement between Costco Wholesale and an employee who was injured on the job, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

Lawsuit claims coder fired for refusing to ignore improper billing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

​ A Missouri medical center is facing a lawsuit brought by a former employee who is alleging wrongful discharge and unlawful retaliation after she reportedly tried to stop violations of the False Claims Act (FCA).

Lawsuit claims workers' rights violated after plant shutdown

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

​A hospital system is facing a class action lawsuit brought by a former employee who claims it violated labor laws by not providing 60 days notice of termination as required by the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

Insurance company asking for declaratory judgment in dog food bag design theft case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

A federal judge will have to decide if an insurance company has a duty to pay the legal defense costs for a host of defendants accused of stealing the design for a puncture-proof bag.

TAMKO blames non-metallic materials processor for shingles damage

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- TAMKO Building Products is suing a roofing company to recover losses sustained from damage to its shingles.

Charter Communications seeks move ex-employee discrimination case to federal court

By Amanda Thomas | May 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Charter Communications LLC filed a notice May 11 to remove a former employee’s discrimination complaint from St. Charles County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

SKU Foods faces a (Soozies) Doozy of a lawsuit

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

SKU Foods LLC is being sued in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by an entrepreneur who alleges she was duped into selling her share of the Soozie’s Doozies cookie business.

Flooring company facing breach of contract suit in case involving Missouri store

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

​A facilities management and maintenance company is suing a flooring company for damages related to repair work performed at a store in Fenton.

Woman claims Manhattan Project caused her cancer

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

​A Florissant woman has filed a lawsuit against a biopharmaceutical company and chemical-producing corporation for alleged negligence related to the disposal of “hazardous, toxic, and radioactive materials” near residential neighborhoods in St. Louis County.

Lawsuit filed by mother of inmate who was beaten to death

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

The mother of an Algoa Correctional Center inmate who was assaulted while in custody and later died of his injuries has filed a lawsuit against jail officials.

Racist text messages, Facebook posts featured in discrimination lawsuit against restaurant

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

​A Missouri restaurant owner is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee.

Russell Stover Chocolates seeks to move discrimination case to federal court

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

Russell Stover Chocolates has filed a notice to move a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee from Jackson County Circuit Court to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Woman claims Schneider National Carriers driver crossed into her lane

By Amanda Thomas | May 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD -- Schneider National Carriers Inc. is facing legal action from driver a who claims she was injured in a wreck.

Former Kraft Heinz processing plant worker alleges racial discrimination at Kirksville facility

By Amanda Thomas | May 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- Kraft Heinz Food Co. LLC is being sued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by a former employee, who alleges racial discrimination at its Kirksville processing plant.

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