Carrie Salls News

EPA, states and tribes seek millions for cleanup costs of American Zinc, Lead and Smelting sites

By Carrie Salls | Nov 9, 2018

JOPLIN – Several federal, state and Native American entities filed a lawsuit on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleging that Blue Tee Corp., Brown Strauss Inc. and three individual defendants should be held responsible for the cleanup of hazard substances that were allegedly released at former American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Co. sites.

Female inmate alleges she was sexually assaulted by former Pulaski County Sheriff's Office employee

By Carrie Salls | Nov 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An inmate alleges in a lawsuit filed Nov. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri that she was sexually assaulted by a former Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office employee when she was being transferred to the Pulaski County Jail from the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Priest alleges discrimination in suit against St. Louis, police officer regarding arrest for sexual misconduct

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis recently filed a discrimination suit against St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Tonya LeVette Porter and the city of St. Louis alleging the defendants “destroyed the life of a promising young man and priest” after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him.

St. Louis alleges in suit against drug companies that opioids have cost city $5 million

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The city of St. Louis alleged in a lawsuit filed Nov. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri that several pharmaceutical companies have cost the city at least $5 million in connection with the manufacture and sale of opioid-containing prescription medications.

Court grants American Family Insurance partial dismissal of payment delivery method lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Jun 1, 2018

KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri partially granted an insurance company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit related to a dispute over the delivery of insurance payments, according to a May 22 order.

Western District of Missouri court upholds denial of woman's Social Security disability benefits

By Carrie Salls | Jun 1, 2018

KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri upheld Acting Commissioner of Social Security Nancy A. Berryhill’s decision to deny Social Security disability benefits to a claimant that an administrative law judge (ALJ) deemed capable of performing some job duties, according to an order entered on May 23.

Missouri NFIB supports civil litigation bills, director says

By Carrie Salls | Apr 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – In the wake of a bill in Wisconsin dealing with changes to civil litigation guidelines being signed into law, Brad Jones, Missouri state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), said his organization is supportive of two similar bills introduced to the Missouri Legislature.

Awarding of attorneys' fees sent back to trial court for reconsideration

By Carrie Salls | Jan 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In a ruling overturning a Circuit Court of St. Charles County order, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District determined that “a contingent-fee contract does not impose an automatic ceiling on an award of attorneys’ fees,” according to the appeals court’s Dec. 12 opinion.

Missouri farm group among those suing California to keep 'safe' herbicide off warning labels

By Carrie Salls | Nov 20, 2017

ST. LOUIS — The top officer of Associated Industries of Missouri, one of several farm groups asking the State of California not to place carcinogen warning labels on products containing the pesticide glyphosate, insists the product is safe for consumption.

Appeals court dismisses challenge related to DOC document request

By Carrie Salls | Apr 15, 2017

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District dismissed an appeal related a Sunshine Law document production request after the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, ruled on an identity protection issue and ordered a stay.

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