Charmaine Little News

Federal court grants doctor's request to send lease dispute regarding Hannibal office space back to state court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a physician's motion to remand her lease dispute with a medical group to Marion County Circuit Court.

Court denies ex-worker's motion for protective order in her age, sex discrimination suit against Lohr Distributing

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied a motion for a protective order filed by a former Lohr Distributing Co. employee in her age and sex discrimination suit against the company.

Visually-impaired man loses bid to return discrimination suit against Bi-State Development Agency to state court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied a visually-impaired man's motion to remand his discrimination suit against the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis.

Court dismisses Rams cheerleader's suit regarding injuries from accident during overseas goodwill trip

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently sided with the St. Louis Rams, now the Los Angeles Rams, in dismissing a negligence suit filed by cheerleader who was injured during a goodwill trip to Qatar in 2016.

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.

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