Charmaine Little News

Aarons Inc. not completely off the hook in discrimination case filed by ex-employee

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has partially dismissed discrimination claims filed by a former employee of a lease-to-own rental company.

Motion for $21.5 million settlement against Monsanto approved

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig has approved a motion for final approval of a $21.5 million action settlement between several plaintiffs and Monsanto Co.

Texas woman can't receive benefits under Missouri grandparents' auto insurance, district court decides

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A question of whether a woman living with her boyfriend out of state was covered under her grandparents’ car insurance policy was answered based on a May 17 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division.

Federal court dismisses credit reporting lawsuit, rules it lacks personal jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently said it did not have personal jurisdiction to hear a case involving a credit reporting agency accused of misusing a consumer’s information.

Oral agreement is valid in $690,000 breach of contract case, district court denies motion for summary judgment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 1, 2018

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division determined an oral agreement was sufficient for a company claiming it was stifled out of $690,000 based on a May 22 opinion.

Insurer can't sue Anheuser-Busch over asbestos settlement, but it can sue fellow insurance company, court says

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

Two insurance companies battled one another in court after a client won an asbestos claim according to a May 8 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Eastern Division.

Missouri couple not entitled to payment from County Preferred in auto accident

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

A Missouri couple could not prove their insurance company owed them damages in an auto insurance complaint filed with for U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri, according to a May 4 court opinion.

Court decides 'acceptable' attorneys' fees in Fair Credit Reporting Act case

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri – Central Division determined what constitutes excessive attorneys' fees based on a May 8 opinion in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case.

District court rules need for documents in fraud, co-conspiracy case against pharmacy

By Charmaine Little | May 17, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- The response by pharmaceutical companies to fraud and co-conspirator allegations by a major competitor resulted in a ruling from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, according to a May 7 opinion.

Appeals court says 'doc-prep' fees violate Missouri statute

By Charmaine Little | Mar 25, 2017

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently said that “doc-prep" fees violate Missouri UPL statute and confirmed the application of the out-of-state class members in the lawsuit.

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