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St. Louis City named among the top 'judicial hellholes' by civil liability reform group

By John Breslin | Dec 10, 2018

St. Louis has been branded number four on the list of "judicial hellholes" by an organization that wants major reform of the civil liability system.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Missouri may weather storm over law prohibiting meat label on plant-based products, attorney says

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

Missouri has found itself thrust into part of a contentious national debate over whether plant-based foods can be marketed or packaged as an alternative to meat.

Appeals court to decide whether to certify class action for inmates with hepatitis C

By John Breslin | Nov 15, 2018

A federal appeals court is currently considering whether to affirm a lower court's decision to certify a class action on behalf of prisoners with hepatitis C.

Second company added to suit filed over dumping of radioactive waste in St. Louis-area landfill

By John Breslin | Nov 4, 2018

A company tasked with cleaning up a St. Louis-area landfill contaminated by radioactive waste has filed an amended compliant accusing a second firm of responsibility for some of the remediation work.

School district settles age discrimination suit, admits no wrongdoing

By John Breslin | Nov 4, 2018

A Missouri school district settled an age discrimination lawsuit to avoid the expense of further litigation and admits no liability, its chief communications officer said.

Landfill operator sues for cleanup costs at Superfund site in Bridgeton

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The owner of a landfill site in Bridgeton that was contaminated by radioactive waste recently filed a federal suit seeking to have the company that dumped the materials pay the cleanup costs.

Law professor sees 'huge factual dispute' in damage suit filed in police shooting

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

Details of a controversial shooting of a St. Louis woman at the home of her brother are likely to be aired when a federal damage suit filed by the woman goes to court.

Federal appeals panel ponders MacArthur Justice Center, ACLU hep C class action

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

Lawsuit claims denying treatment to all but the sickest inmates is "cruel and unusual punishment"

Glasgow School District says it will seek dismissal of suit related to teen's death

By John Breslin | Oct 23, 2018

A Missouri school district will ask a state court to dismiss a wrongful death suit alleging human rights and personal injury violations filed by the mother of a teenage who committed suicide after being allegedly bullied and harassed.

State needs to draw up plan to deal with juveniles sentenced to life without parole, judge says

By John Breslin | Oct 23, 2018

A federal judge recently ordered the state of Missouri to draw up a plan to properly manage the sentences of juveniles previously sentenced to prison for life without parole.

Photographer alleges law firm Stanton & Redlingshafer used photo without permission, payment

By John Breslin | Oct 19, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Kansas City photographer is suing a law firm for allegedly using one of his images of the city's downtown on its website without permission or payment.

Kansas City market research company sues national polling firm over alleged trademark infringement

By John Breslin | Oct 18, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri-based market research company recently filed a federal suit against a national polling firm alleging trademark infringement.

Neosho-based feed industry vitamin maker seeks injunction claiming former employee stole trade secrets

By John Breslin | Oct 18, 2018

JOPLIN – A Missouri manufacturer and distributor of vitamins and nutritional additives to the animal feed industry petitioned for an immediate injunction against two former employees and a competing company in a recently filed federal suit alleging theft of trade secrets.

Lumberyard sues over purchase of $1.3 million sawmill system it claims did not work

By John Breslin | Oct 18, 2018

KANSAS CITY – An Exeter lumberyard's suit claiming that a $1.3 million sawmill system it bought was not capable of doing the job the seller claimed it would was recently moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Master complaints filed in actions over 'drifting' herbicide accused of destroying crops

By John Breslin | Aug 8, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two consolidated complaints have been filed in federal court in Missouri accusing two major agri-chemical companies of producing a herbicide that led to collateral damage to millions of acres of crops across the country.

Multiple investigations, and first suits, follow duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY - Investigations have been launched by various agencies, and civil lawsuits filed, following the Table Rock Lake tragedy on July 19.

From Madison County Record

Two St. Louis attorneys named as top younger talent

By John Breslin | Jul 11, 2018

Two attorneys in a St. Louis law firm earned honors for being among the top younger practitioners in the country.

From Legal Newsline

Alcon and Allergan, sued over eye drops that are allegedly too big, seek dismissal

By John Breslin | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The makers of prescription eye drops are asking a federal court to dismiss a class action that claims the containers dispense too much medicine into the eye.

Federal court in Delaware orders transfer of suit alleging lawyer malpractice to Missouri

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

A federal court in Delaware recently ordered the transfer to Missouri of a case involving a trio of investors claiming malpractice by attorneys they retained to represent them in an unsuccessful suit against an un-named corporation.

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