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Anti-bullying policies at heart of suit against Hallsville schools regarding teen's death, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Aug 27, 2018

The mother of a teenager who committed suicide because of bulling recently filed a wrongful suit against Hallsville R-IV School District alleging the school district failed to provide safe learning environment.

St. Louis Housing Authority surprised by state suit over conditions at residential complex

By Angela Underwood | Aug 23, 2018

The St. Louis Housing Authority's executive director recently said that Attorney General Josh Hawley’s recent lawsuit against the agency over conditions at the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex was unexpected.

Attorney sees lawyers' role in judge selection process as helping fuel rise in lawsuits in 'Sue Me State'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the significant rise in statewide lawsuits is because of the close connection between lawyers and judges.

New legal analysis calls Missouri the 'Sue Me State'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 15, 2018

From pro-tort courts to record-setting verdicts, one legal expert says Missouri is fast becoming "the Sue Me State."

Associated Industries of Missouri pushing for tort reform

By Angela Underwood | Aug 12, 2018

Associated Industries of Missouri President and CEO Ray McCarty believes that present tort form abuse in Missouri has snowballed with large judgments awarded to plaintiffs with little or no connection to Missouri. He says it has led to an explosion of cases adjudicated by judges and juries who may not share the same values as the claimant.

McCaskill introduces plan for better duck boat safety on U.S. Senate floor

By Angela Underwood | Aug 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has announced she is drafting legislation regarding the safety of duck boats.

Lawsuit over a professor's right to have a firearm on Missouri University's campus remains unanswered

By Angela Underwood | Jul 27, 2018

A law professor sued Missouri University (MU) after he allegedly was barred from keeping a firearm in his vehicle. Three years later, the case is unresolved.

Court grants Atkins Nutritionals' motion for summary judgment regarding labeling on two of five diet bars

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

Atkins Nutritionals, which makes weight control nutrition products, was partially successful in its motion for summary judgment in a case alleging false labeling on its diet bars.

Judge tosses suit against Frontenac filed by The Grove Assisted Living over failure to state a claim

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri judge has dismissed a case against a local municipality brought on by a senior living home.

Mallinckrodt ordered to produce documents in case

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri judge ordered a pharmaceutical company to produce documents.

Judge grants summary judgment in favor of St. Louis in former employee's religious discrimination suit

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri Judge has granted two motions for summary judgment in a religious discrimination case filed by a St. Louis worker.

Man alleges collision with Golden Eagle Spotting Co. driver left vehicle undrivable

By Angela Underwood | Apr 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver is seeking damages from a Hannibal company and a St. Clair County, Illinois man over a collision in St. Louis.

Precedent cases prove no breach of duty in workplace safety, says judge

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld summary judgments granted in two cases of workers attempting to sue their co-workers over allegations of breach of workplace safety.

Express Scripts motion to dismiss monopoly case granted

By Angela Underwood | Mar 21, 2018

ST LOUIS – A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri judge has dismissed a case against a pharmacy over allegations of breach of contract and violation of the Sherman Act.

Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against Truman Memorial VA Hospital

By Angela Underwood | Mar 15, 2018

KANSAS CTY — Though a Missouri veteran's hospital won't admit to a wrongful death complaint, it has settled with the decedent's estate, according to a Western District of Missouri magistrate's order.

Three nominees up for St. Louis County Circuit Court seat

By Angela Underwood | Feb 16, 2018

CLAYTON— After interviewing 29 associate circuit judge candidates, the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission has given three names to Gov. Eric Greitens for consideration to fill retiring Judge Dennis Smith’s seat on the St. Louis County bench.

Court dismisses complaint against U.S. government claiming 'religion of taxism'

By Angela Underwood | Jan 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS—The District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has dismissed a complaint against the U.S. government for allegedly violating a plaintiff's constitutional rights.

Missouri lawmaker seeks to create more transparency in lawsuits involving the state

By Angela Underwood | Apr 7, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY — After requesting and receiving million-dollar reports on lawsuits against the government, one state representative is proposing legislation to create transparency for taxpayers.

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