Charmaine Little News

Summary judgment rejected in FDCPA claim against MCA Management

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Both the plaintiff and defendant’s motions for summary judgment were denied by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Eastern Division on May 3 in a case over the collection of an alleged debt.

USPS postmaster general wins summary judgment on final claim in discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On April 29, the postmaster general of the United States Postal Service (USPS) was granted her motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division in a discrimination case filed by a former employee.

Unfair, deceptive business practice claim dismissed in Millenia Productions trademark infringement suit

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A count of allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices has been dismissed in a suit over the advertising of spa products.

TJ Maxx ordered to submit answer in case over allegedly exploding French press coffee maker

By Charmaine Little | May 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – TJ Maxx is under fire for alleged negligence after selling a coffee maker a consumer claims exploded.

Chamber's 'New Leadership Missouri' program is in session

By Charmaine Little | Apr 10, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – The 2019 Leadership Missouri program is in full swing in Jefferson City.

H&R Block scores preliminary injunction in lawsuit against competing company

By Charmaine Little | Apr 5, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – H&R Block Tax Services LLC was granted its motion for a preliminary injunction in a breach of contract case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on March 28.

Federal court remands radioactive waste case to St. Louis County Circuit Court

By Charmaine Little | Apr 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On March 29, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division remanded a state-law claims lawsuit back to a state court, ruling a group of defendants failed to prove why the case should be removed to federal court.

Man's suit against Charter Communications for allegedly selling his personal info to third-parties is dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Alex Michael’s claims that Charter Communications Inc. sent his personal information to third-party companies were dismissed in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division on March 27.

From Legal Newsline

Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Sen. Ed Emery confident bill putting limits on awards for multiple plaintiffs will pass House

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Sen. Ed Emery told the St. Louis Record he's optimistic that Senate Bill 7, which aims to put a limit on large awards for cases where multiple plaintiffs combine lawsuits, will pass in the state's House of Representatives.

Court dismisses several counts against Monsanto, BASF in soybean farmers' case over allegedly damaged crops

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Southern District weighed in on a 94-count case and granted in part and denied in part the defendants Monsanto and BASF Corp. motions to dismiss on Feb. 6.

8th Circuit rules CitiMortgage complied with contract with Platinum Home Mortgage, reverses ruling

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling in a breach of contract case between a purchaser of mortgage loans and a mortgage loan seller finding that the purchaser complied with the contract.

8th Circuit rules suit against Merck over alleged Vioxx injuries is not time barred

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit determined a personal injury lawsuit against a medication manufacturer is indeed timely on Feb. 4.

Court dismisses Pharmacy First's antitrust suit against Express Scripts

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a motion by Express Scripts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wholesale Alliance, doing business as Pharmacy First, claiming tortious interference and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Court sides with insurers in dismissing Thomas Farms' lawsuit regarding rice crop losses

By Charmaine Little | Feb 13, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently dismissed a southeast Missouri farming company's suit against two insurers and their agent regarding damage to the company's rice crop.

Court denies dismissal of Great Lakes Insurance declaratory judgment action

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A defendant’s attempt to get Great Lakes Insurance SE’s declaratory judgment action against AMCO Insurance Co. and others dismissed in a federal court missed the mark on Feb. 2.

Court denies Bon Appetit's motion for summary judgment on worker's retaliation claims

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District Court for the Eastern Division on Jan. 30 awarded the defendants summary judgment on race discrimination claims filed by a former Bon Appetit employee, but the employee's retaliation claim survives.

Federal court in Kansas City orders man to pay more than $2 million for federal income taxes

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A final judgment of $2.3 million was entered in federal income tax liability against Missouri property owner William Phillip Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Southwestern Division on Jan. 30.

Appeals court sides with Great American Insurance client in dispute over $1.4 million crop damage award

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a district court ruling that rejected an arbitration panel decision to award $1.4 million regarding a crop damage claim filed with Great American Insurance Company.

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