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Legal battle between companies over internet reviews takes a step forward

By Charmaine Little | Nov 17, 2018

Companies involved in a lawsuit over websites that review dietary supplements will have more time to gather evidence, a federal judge ruled.

8th Circuit upholds dismissal of suit over sexual assault allegations at Army medical center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Citing the United States of America’s government sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Nov. 9 affirmed the dismissal of a suit against it over allegations of sexual assault by a priest at an Army medical center.

Wrongful death settlement against St. Louis County to be settled for $60,000

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins ironed out the details of a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against St. Louis County in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division on Oct. 19.

Court grants summary judgment against pharmacy company in Express Scripts case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, determined that a pharmacy provider breached its contract when it did not properly collect payments.

Appeals court says Zoological not entitled to summary judgement against man who intended to bring firearm to park

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

A Missouri appeals court reversed a decision to grant Zoological Park Subdistrict summary judgement in a case involving a man attending the park with a firearm.

Wrongful death case dismissed after plaintiff passes away, judge rules

By Charmaine Little | Oct 13, 2018

A federal judge handed down multiple rulings in a complex wrongful death case after the plaintiff passed away.

Executive order violates Constitution, nonprofit says

By Charmaine Little | Oct 13, 2018

A nonprofit civil liberties law firm challenged an executive order preventing it from distributing material to certain government employees.

Construction company failed to pay contractor for levee work, lawsuit claims

By Charmaine Little | Oct 12, 2018

A Michigan construction company faces a lawsuit from the government for allegedly not paying a subtractor helping to build a levee in Chariton.

Government accuses company of disposing of hazardous waste near residential area

By Charmaine Little | Oct 12, 2018

An industrial company faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly disposing of hazardous materials in St. Francois County.

Woman who inherited apartment accuses St. Regis complex of racial discrimination

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County woman recently filed a federal suit against St. Regis Apartments Inc. and its board of directors for violating the Fair Housing Act, accusing the St. Louis apartment complex of racially discriminating against her after she was awarded a stock certificate for a unit.

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.

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