Charmaine Little News

Hobby Lobby seeks to compel arbitration in suit filed by St. Charles County woman

By Charmaine Little | Sep 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – On Sept. 6, Hobby Lobby asked a U.S. district court to order one of its former employees to undergo arbitration after it was accused of violating the Missouri Human Rights Act.

Cadet couple files suit against 3M, others over husband's silicosis diagnosis

By Charmaine Little | Sep 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – On Sept. 10, a Cadet couple sued a handful of respiratory and distribution companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division after a man was diagnosed with silicosis.

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets seeks to remove discrimination suit to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A local food market filed a notice of removal with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on Sept. 6 in a case filed by a former employee over allegations of gender discrimination and retaliation.

Family files negligence suit over duck boat accident in Branson

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A family who survived a duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson that killed 17 people recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming they suffered physical, emotional, and psychological injuries following the July 19 accident.

St. Louis man files class action over potentially contaminated high blood pressure drug

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man recently filed a class action lawsuit against a number of pharmaceutical companies regarding the manufacture and distribution of a generic prescription drug that was recently recalled because of potential contamination.

Sports production company sues City Life Lounge for broadcasting Mayweather vs. Berto fight

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A sports production company recently filed suit against a St. Louis lounge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Eastern Division, claiming the lounge was not authorized to display and promote a highly anticipated sports event.

'I Am Loved' jewelry subject of federal lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Sep 3, 2018

A jewelry store accuses a competitor of trademark infringement over the "I Am Loved" brand.

Health Acquisition Co. and others called out in alleged illegal billing scheme and business dealings

By Charmaine Little | Sep 3, 2018

KANSAS CITY - A couple took action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division after a number of hospitals allegedly fell victim to a billing scheme and elaborate scam.

Tofurky company roasts new 'meat' regulations in federal lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a food company that makes the Tofurky meat substitute want to strike down a new state regulation putting stringent standards on when to use the word "meat."

Spire STL Pipeline files for eminent domain for St. Charles County acreage

By Charmaine Little | Aug 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – On Aug. 17, natural gas company Spire STL Pipeline LLC took to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division in hopes of obtaining private property for an ongoing public project.

Daughter of Table Rock Lake duck boat victim files wrongful death suit

By Charmaine Little | Aug 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 20, a St. Louis woman sued an entertainment company after an accident with its popular duck boat ride took the lives of nearly 20 people last month, which included her father.

Christian County officers allege they were fired or demoted for supporting opponent of sheriff in election

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 6, seven former Christian County employees sued the county, its sheriff, and a handful of its commissioners in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southern Division after they were all fired or demoted the same day a new sheriff took office allegedly for supporting another candidate for sheriff.

Former employee accuses Kansas-based C&C Sales of gender discrimination

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A Kansas-based company faces a federal gender discrimination lawsuit by a former employee.

Missouri couple blame Chinese companies for toy malfunction

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A fire allegedly caused by a toy boat's malfunction prompted a Missouri couple to sue the manufacturers in federal court.

Woman alleges Missouri Home Therapy terminated her over drug test results

By Charmaine Little | Jul 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The question of whether Missouri Home Therapy LLC violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it terminated Latonia Mann over alleged substance abuse was raised in her lawsuit against the company filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern District.

Primerica seeks court's help regarding life insurance claim made by woman charged with muder

By Charmaine Little | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Primerica Life Insurance Co. is seeking a court's help regarding a claim for life insurance benefits filed by a woman who has been charged with a first-degree murder in connection with her husband's death.

Eastern District affirms ruling denying disability benefits to woman

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri woman has failed to prove she is owed Social Security benefits after her physician and counselor’s testimony fell short in the opinion of a federal court.

Aarons Inc. not completely off the hook in discrimination case filed by ex-employee

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has partially dismissed discrimination claims filed by a former employee of a lease-to-own rental company.

Motion for $21.5 million settlement against Monsanto approved

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig has approved a motion for final approval of a $21.5 million action settlement between several plaintiffs and Monsanto Co.

Texas woman can't receive benefits under Missouri grandparents' auto insurance, district court decides

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A question of whether a woman living with her boyfriend out of state was covered under her grandparents’ car insurance policy was answered based on a May 17 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division.

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