Charmaine Little News

Appeals court upholds animal abuse conviction over horse's death

By Charmaine Little | Dec 1, 2018

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District affirmed the animal abuse conviction of a man whose horse died while pulling a cart.

County-court worker's termination was unjust, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

An appeals court determined that a woman was unjustly fired from her job at the Circuit Court of Jefferson County.

Family's negligence claims over erosion dismissed in appeals court due to statue of limitations

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

Thanks to statutes of limitations, a company sued for breach of contract and negligence over an easement allegedly causing erosion was granted its motion for summary judgement in the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Western District on Nov. 13.

Former Washington State researcher's retaliation lawsuit against university gets remanded back to lower court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

An appeals court reversed a jury verdict against the Washington University in St. Louis over alleged violations of the Missouri Human Rights Act by discriminating against a researcher with a disability.

Health care provider ordered to hand over some documents in case alleging inhumane conditions at detention center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, denied in part and granted in part a man’s request for a subpoena for documents that could prove the City of St. Louis was maintaining inhumane conditions at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution (MSI).

Company that allegedly falsified condition of 1959 Mercedez Benz fails in motion to have case dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

A company that allegedly falsified a car’s features failed to get the buyer’s case against it dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.

Court denies some of Delta R-V School District's motions to dismiss claims in age discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The Delta R-V School District and administrators were only partially granted their motions to dismiss a case filed by a science teacher over allegations he was terminated because of his age.

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.

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