Charmaine Little News

University of Missouri granted dismissal of breach of contract case filed by former neurosurgery resident

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – A former neurosurgery resident dismissed from a resident program at University of Missouri lost his breach of contract case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Central Division on June 3.

Suit against Depuy Orthopaedics over allegedly faulty knee replacement device transferred to Kansas court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – On June 3, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division denied Depuy Orthopaedics Inc.'s motion to dismiss a negligence suit relating to an allegedly faulty full knee replacement device as moot as the case was transferred to another district.

Blue Buffalo gets leave to amend lawsuit as related criminal case brings new developments

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Blue Buffalo Co.’s motion for leave to amend its lawsuit against Wilbur-Ellis Co. LLC and Diversified Ingredients Inc. was partially granted by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division on June 6.

Woman lowers request in $100,000 lawsuit to $75,000, gets case remanded back to St. Louis court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman’s vow not to sue for more than $75,000 convinced a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division to grant her motion to remand her case against an insurance company back to state court.

Court holds off on granting summary judgment to FedEx in discrimination complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – FedEx’s motion for summary judgment in Pamela Norman’s discrimination suit against it was held in abeyance by a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Southeastern Division on June 4.

Missouri court rules to stay suit seeking restitution pending decision of Texas court in fraud case

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On June 3, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division has ruled to stay a matter related to a fraud lawsuit originating from Texas.

Missouri Home Therapy, Missouri In Home Services partially granted motion to dismiss worker's discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court partially granted a therapy company's motion to dismiss an employment discrimination suit on the grounds the plaintiff failed to properly allege an employment relationship.

Judge orders TJX, man suing it over French coffee press to converse over discovery disagreements

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins ordered the owner of TJ Maxx stores and a man suing it over an allegedly faulty French coffee press to come to an agreement over their discovery issues over the phone or in person.

Judge dismisses Sharmel Properties' suit over failed real estate deal as time-barred

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Eastern Division granted the defendant's motion to dismiss a fraud claim stemming from the acquisition of a rental property on the grounds that the complaint was time-barred.

Charter Communication worker's discrimination case must be resolved through arbitration, judge rules

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has dismissed a woman's sex discrimination case against her former employer in favor of arbitration.

Federal judge says discovery defendants' 'foot-dragging frustrates the court' in RightChoice case

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

ST. JOSEPH – On May 10, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the St. Joseph Division granted the plaintiffs' request to order the discovery defendants in a case over an alleged pass-through billing scheme to rectify their failure to comply with a discovery order.

H&R Block denied its motion to compel arbitration, failed to prove employee agreed to clause

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY – H&R Block and other defendants were denied their motion to compel arbitration in a class action against it filed by a former branch manager.

ARC Steel motions for summary judgment in contract dispute with Steadfast Insurance partially granted

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A subcontractor was only granted some of its requests for summary judgment in a breach of contract dispute with an insurance company.

Federal court upholds arbitration clause in timeshare owners' dispute with Wyndham Vacation Ownership

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A well-known vacation resort prevailed in its motion to compel arbitration after being sued over allegations of false representations in relation to timeshare purchases.

Judge tosses discrimination suit against Schenker over woman's failure to state claim

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On May 16, a judge with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division dismissed a woman’s gender discrimination claim against her former employer that she filed after she was turned down for a promotion.

Lawyer awarded $45,000 in legal battle with ex-client in fallout of Roadrunner Transportation wrongful death case

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has awarded an attorney $45,000 in legal fees in a dispute with a former client he represented in a wrongful death settlement.

Missouri rapper Jarrell Curne's fraud case against New York jeweler dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | May 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY – On May 3, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri’s Western Division determined it did not have jurisdiction over a custom jeweler defendant and dismissed a Missouri man's case over a jewelry order.

Trademark infringement lawsuit filed by ClaimSolution dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | May 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal court has dismissed a case over allegations of trademark infringement, finding that the court does not have jurisdiction in the case.

Workers' compensation case against Amsted Rail transferred to Kansas court

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal court in Missouri has ruled it does not have personal jurisdiction in a workers' compensation case and has transferred it to a Kansas court.

Summary judgment granted in Perficient's favor in breach of contract case over software

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On May 2, a contract agreement gone wrong ended with a plaintiff being denied its motion for summary judgment and a defendant prevailing in its same motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division.

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