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Rep. Holly Rehder 'hopeful' bill to establish prescription drug monitoring program passes Senate

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 30, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is in search of witnesses to the horrors of opioid addiction and the effects that it causes in an attempt to fight pharmaceutical companies.

Missouri legislature considering two civil justice reform proposals

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Several proposals that aim at reforming civil justice in the state of Missouri are now being considered in the General Assembly.

Attorney: Politicians' 'lack of leadership' on opioid crisis 'leaves Missourians addicted and dying'

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 22, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is attempting to fight the pharmaceutical companies through showing people the horrors of opioid addiction.

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry VP: SB 65 'would be a big part on improving' state's lawsuit climate

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Several civil justice reforms are being considered in the Missouri legislature, but one that would reform how punitive damages are awarded would go a long way toward improving the state's business climate, according to a state industry leader.

Associated Industries of Missouri supports Senate bill regarding punitive damages

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 10, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY -- Senate Bill 65 is making its way through the senate. The proposal promises to make awarding of punitive damages more difficult for those that cannot prove the actual harm.

Republican lawmaker believes tort reform is needed in Missouri, but opposes 'seat belt reform' bill

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A new bill that has just passed the state Senate aims to change the way evidence in tort cases is handled.

Missouri lawmaker 'leaning heavily in the direction of support' of tort reform bill

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

ST LOUIS – A bill that passed the state Senate promises to reform how tort cases involving vehicle accidents are handled in the state.

Attorney: Impact of Supreme Court's recent ruling on joinder is limited

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision regarding a talc lawsuit could help reduce the liability that Johnson & Johnson faces in light of allegations that its talc products could cause cancer.

Navy veteran sues 3M over allegedly defective earplug

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 25, 2019

A Navy veteran who worked as a missile technician is suing manufacturer 3M for problems caused by a defective earplug used in combat.

Kansas City photographer sues real estate company over use of 'Plaza Lights' picture

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 24, 2019

A Kansas City photographer who took a famous "Plaza Lights" photo is suing a real estate firm alleging it used the picture without permission.

Kansas woman sues Missouri clinic for medical negligence over shoulder surgery

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 24, 2019

A Kansas woman who underwent a shoulder surgery at a Missouri clinic is suing the medical group and the doctor alleging they acted negligently.

Court grants plaintiffs leave to amend complaint against Walmart over glucosamine supplements

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted the plaintiffs a leave to amend their complaint in a suit against Walmart over an allegedly deceptive label on a glucosamine dietary supplement.

Court dismisses claims against PTI Union in mesothelioma case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted one defendant's motion to dismiss a woman's suit over allegations that the use of talc products caused her malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

Court grants motion to remand, denies motion to dismiss insurance breach of contract

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

An employee of a healthcare company who sued her employer and health insurance provider over a breach of contract has obtained a victory in court.

Associated Industries of Missouri president: Supreme Court 'got it right' on talc ruling

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision on talc-related lawsuits could help reduced the liability that Johnson & Johnson faces over claims that the company's talc products may lead to cancer.

8th Circuit affirms ruling in police officer's favor in Buzz Beach Ball concert injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal appellate court has declined to reverse a judgment in a police officer's favor in a case filed by a man who allegedly was injured at a concert in Kansas City by the officer.

Attorney General Schmitt announces $120M settlement for Johnson & Johnson's metal-on-metal hip implant devices

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 29, 2019

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced a settlement of $120 million with Medical Device Business Inc. (formerly known as DePuy), and its parent company Johnson & Johnson, regarding unlawful promotion of Medical Device Business' hip implant devices.

Appeals court affirms decision in Sunshine Law case against Cole County prosecutor

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, recently affirmed a Cole County Circuit Court decision against the county's prosecutor for denying a request for public documents regarding prosecution of drug dealers under Sunshine Law.

Supreme Court reverses decision in lawsuit claiming employment discrimination based on national origin

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

EFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme court recently reversed a St. Louis Circuit Court ruling regarding a lawsuit filed by a former professor at Harris-Stowe University who claimed she lost her teaching job because of retaliation and her national origin.

Sedalia attorney suspended for violating court order regarding fee in estate case

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court recently suspended Sedalia attorney R. Scott Gardner who was working on an estate and requested a payment for a fee against a circuit court order.

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