Elizabeth Alt News

Midwest Neurosurgeons, D.S. Medical ordered to pay more than $5 million in false claims suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Southeastern Division entered a judgment of more than $5 million against Midwest Neurosurgeons LLC and D.S. Medical LLC in a suit over allegations the companies received kickbacks resulting in more than 200 false Medicaid and Medicare claims.

Court: Plaintiff in Securitas discrimination suit 'has not raised a genuine dispute of fact that would merit a trial'

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A suit by a former Securitas employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliation was dismissed and ordered to arbitration over a court's findings that the plaintiff had insufficient facts and fraudulently added a former co-worker to defeat diversity.

Judge conditionally certifies class in suit over allegations Steak N’ Shake owes managers overtime

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – On Aug. 28, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Missouri District Court issued an order conditionally granting a former Steak N’ Shake manager’s motion to certify a class of former managers who may be owed overtime in a suit claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Missouri counties’ suit against opioid manufacturers removed to federal court in Ohio

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 21, 2018

CLEVELAND – On Aug. 31, a lawsuit brought by several Missouri counties against more than 30 pharmaceutical companies was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio following the companies’ motion to remove the lawsuit, which was filed over allegations the companies are liable for the opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

Fatal crash leads to lawsuit against trucking, tire firms

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 16, 2018

On June 1, Beelman Truck Co. filed a complaint against Raben Tire Co., LLC, and Raben Tire Co. of Missouri LLC in Clayton, Missouri, and Matthew Roper of Kennett, Missouri for costs related to a lawsuit against all parties that arose from a fatal car accident.

Washateria laundry service faces patent infringement suit over its use of cashless cards

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 14, 2018

A company has filed a patent infringement suit against the St. Louis laundry service Washateria LLC, alleging the cashless cards Washateria uses for cashless and coinless laundry services are a direct violation of a patent they hold.

Crop Production Services alleges Homersville individuals owe more than $300,000 for loan

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 13, 2018

CAPE GIRAREAU – Two Homersville individuals are alleged to owe more than $300,000 on a loan for farming supplies to Crop Production Services Inc.

Transit Pro claims former manager stole, shared trade secrets

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 29, 2018

A transport company is suing a former employee under Missouri’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for allegedly stealing confidential company information after his termination.

Longtime employee accuses McDonald's of age discriminination

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 29, 2018

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a Missouri McDonald’s restaurant fired her after almost 30 years due to her age and gender, and claims she suffered from multiple instances of harassment.

Man seeks class action against Costco for shortchanging members who cancel

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 28, 2018

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale alleging that the mega-warehouse retailer illegally reimburses part of store memberships instead of the entire price as stated in company policy.

Former head of St. Louis County's diversity program alleges discrimination in lawsuit

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 28, 2018

A woman has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern Missouri District Court against St. Louis County for allegedly firing her for making complaints during her employment about the mistreatment of minorities.

Judge denies debt collector Professional Credit Management's request for sanctions, summary judgment

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 27, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division has denied a debt collector’s request to grant it summary judgment in a lawsuit it claims the plaintiff’s attorney knew was “frivolous.”

Missouri prisoner's suit claiming U.S. Marshall used excessive force reopened

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has reopened a 2017 case against a United States Marshal after the plaintiff filed an amended complaint specifically naming Drew Poland as one of the officers he claims tasered him after he was already on the ground, causing injuries.

Appellate Court grants St. Louis Effort for AIDS attorney's fees

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 30, 2017

The Eighth Circuit Appellate Court granted St. Louis Effort for AIDS attorney’s fees in its suit to enjoin the Health Insurance Marketplace Innovation Act (HIMIA) on Dec. 8.

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