Charmaine Little News

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.

Federal court dismisses credit reporting lawsuit, rules it lacks personal jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently said it did not have personal jurisdiction to hear a case involving a credit reporting agency accused of misusing a consumer’s information.

Oral agreement is valid in $690,000 breach of contract case, district court denies motion for summary judgment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 1, 2018

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division determined an oral agreement was sufficient for a company claiming it was stifled out of $690,000 based on a May 22 opinion.

Insurer can't sue Anheuser-Busch over asbestos settlement, but it can sue fellow insurance company, court says

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

Two insurance companies battled one another in court after a client won an asbestos claim according to a May 8 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Eastern Division.

Missouri couple not entitled to payment from County Preferred in auto accident

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

A Missouri couple could not prove their insurance company owed them damages in an auto insurance complaint filed with for U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri, according to a May 4 court opinion.

Court decides 'acceptable' attorneys' fees in Fair Credit Reporting Act case

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri – Central Division determined what constitutes excessive attorneys' fees based on a May 8 opinion in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case.

District court rules need for documents in fraud, co-conspiracy case against pharmacy

By Charmaine Little | May 17, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- The response by pharmaceutical companies to fraud and co-conspirator allegations by a major competitor resulted in a ruling from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, according to a May 7 opinion.

Appeals court says 'doc-prep' fees violate Missouri statute

By Charmaine Little | Mar 25, 2017

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently said that “doc-prep" fees violate Missouri UPL statute and confirmed the application of the out-of-state class members in the lawsuit.

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