Charmaine Little News

Summary judgment on unjust enrichment claim denied in dispute over St. Louis housing project

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A mixed ruling was delivered by a federal judge in a dispute involving a St. Louis residential housing project.

Eastern District of Missouri court dismisses some claims in suit over alleged loss of 1,300 bottles of wine

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A case concerning an alleged loss of $2 million worth of wine was only partially dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division on Jan. 23.

Partial summary judgment granted to Illinois Bell Telephone, others in contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has ruled in favor of local telephone companies and awarded partial summary judgment in regard to damages based on certain invoices in a dispute with competitive local exchange carriers.

Radiance Capital Receivables Eighteen awarded more than $3 million in suit over promissory note

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A capital company was victorious in its appeal as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division granted its motion for summary judgment and awarded it more than $3 million.

Court dismisses several counts in suit filed by hunter who was injured by rifle purchased at Poplar Bluff store

By Charmaine Little | Jan 31, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently dismissed several claims against a Poplar Bluff gun store in a lawsuit filed by a customer who was injured while firing a rifle he had purchased at the store.

Steak N Shake denied motion to exclude expert testimony in overtime wage lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jan 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS – On Jan. 25, Steak N Shake Operations Inc. couldn’t convince the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division to exclude the report and testimony of a class action’s expert in a suit over allegedly unpaid overtime wages.

Action against Missouri State Highway Patrol after death following police chase dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Northern Division dismissed a case against the Missouri State Highway Patrol and related individuals after a man died in a high-speed police chase.

A court clerk and his assistant denied immunity after allegedly mistreating colleagues after elections

By Charmaine Little | Jan 20, 2019

An elected circuit county court clerk and his assistant have been denied immunity after allegedly mistreating colleagues who ran a political campaign against them, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on Jan. 8.

Appeals court says Missouri and its governor are protected via immunity in class action claiming public defenders are overworked

By Charmaine Little | Jan 20, 2019

The U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court's denial of immunity claims made by the State of Missouri and its governor in a class-action lawsuit against them.

Court rules Missouri law applies to repetitive-use injury suit filed against Cottrell, suit is not time barred

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has ruled that a man's repetitive-use injury suit was timely filed because it was originally filed in a Missouri court.

Golf course wins summary judgement after allegedly backing out of deal with sod company

By Charmaine Little | Dec 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth District affirmed a summary judgement in favor of a golf course builder accused of breaking its contract with a sod supplier.

Court grants Spire STL Pipeline preliminary injunction over project deadline from FERC

By Charmaine Little | Dec 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A pipeline company was able to convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division that without a preliminary injunction on a required project deadline, it would suffer irreparable harm.

Court grants transfer of case over alleged OptiMark injuries to New Jersey

By Charmaine Little | Dec 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has denied two defendants' motions to dismiss a strict product liability and negligence suit filed against them by a New Jersey man.

Pharmaceutical giant Express Scripts' motion to dismiss contract violation claims affirmed in appeals court

By Charmaine Little | Dec 18, 2018

A Manhattan pharmacy failed to state a claim in its lawsuit against the largest pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) in the nation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed in upholding a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case.

H&R Block worker says company has illegal anticompetitive contract, sues for alleged violation of the Sherman Act

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

An H&R Block worker has sued the company with claims that it schemed to suppress workers’ wages.

Detained Women's March participant sues City claiming St. Louis Code rule is unconstitutional

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

A woman arrested for failing to comply with an officer’s orders during the 2017 Women’s March in St. Louis has sued the city in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Missouri, 41 other states reach $6 million agreement with Encore Capital Group, subsidiaries

By Charmaine Little | Dec 8, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri and other states have reached a $6 million settlement agreement with Encore Capital Group Inc., Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Dec. 5.

Republic Ford files to remove case over unfair business method allegations to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Dec 8, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A Ford dealership filed to remove a class action case from the Greene County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Southern Division on Nov. 23.

Unregistered, uncompensated 'lobbyist' loses case against Missouri Ethics Commission over free-speech claims

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

A Missouri man accused of being an unregistered lobbyist was denied his request for a permanent injunction against the Missouri Ethics Commission in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit amid his accusations the entity violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.

Judge rules to exclude survey in trademark infringement case over the use of 'Blueprint'

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division ironed out a trademark infringement case surrounding the word “Blueprint” as it granted in part and denied in part a company’s motion for partial summary judgement on Nov. 29.

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