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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.

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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.

Federal judge remands Monsanto dicamba seed case back to state court

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A case centered on a seed and herbicide produced by Monsanto, which has pitted farmer against farmer, has been remanded back to the Mississippi County Circuit Court.

Wrongful termination case against Silvercote remanded back to state court

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has remanded to state court a case in which a fired employee accused a company of violating his human rights.

Judge issues summary judgment in favor of St. Luke's hospital in technician's wrongful termination case

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A surgical technician employed by a hospital group with a facility in Missouri has failed in her claim that she was fired in violation of provisions of the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

Suit claiming defective table lamp caused house fire to remain in federal court

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently decided that a case involving a Missouri woman claiming her house and all its contents were destroyed in a fire caused by a defective table lamp will remain in federal court.

IT company seeks removal of civil rights case to federal court

By John Breslin | May 5, 2018

An international business consultancy and information technology firm is asking a Missouri judge to transfer a case against it to federal court.

Woman sues Merck over birth control ring

By John Breslin | May 5, 2018

A California woman who claims to have suffered serious injury from the use of a birth control ring is suing several companies now linked to the product.

Poplar Bluff contractor alleged to have defectively constructed house

By John Breslin | May 4, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A couple is suing a Missouri construction firm and others over claims that they "defectively performed almost every aspect" of the building of a new house on land they owned.

Man arrested after warrantless chicken coop search seeks $2 million

By John Breslin | May 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri man sentenced to 26 years in prison on a drug charge that was later vacated is suing a county sheriff and wants approximately $2 million.

Former ERDCC inmate alleges doctor disregarded health conditions after knee surgery

By John Breslin | May 4, 2018

ST LOUIS – A Missouri inmate is suing a doctor he claims failed to provide proper care following a knee replacement surgery.

Hawley likely seeking to determine connection between Google, Facebook data practices, attorney says

By John Breslin | Apr 27, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley appears to be trying to find out whether personal information held by Facebook can be connected to what consumers share by using Google's Android phones, according to a lawyer following the Hawley's aggressive pursuit of the companies.

From Legal Newsline

More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes

By John Breslin | Apr 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Companies named in asbestos lawsuits may employ more aggressive defenses as information emerges that other factors can cause the particular type of cancer that leads to the costliest settlements and verdicts.

Media strategist picks up where law schools fall short

By John Breslin | Apr 20, 2018

Law school teaches future attorneys many things about the law, but they don't teach how to market their firm or interact with the media.

Missouri AG first to take on Google over alleged consumer protection, anti-trust violations

By John Breslin | Dec 11, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's attorney general has become the first state law officer to demand Google reveal information over whether its business practices violated consumer protection and anti-trust laws.

Blows to talc plaintiffs in Missouri as $72 million award overturned, another trial halted

By John Breslin | Nov 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY – Plaintiffs involved in two talc-related cases being heard in Missouri suffered recent blows with a reversal of a $72 million award and the halting of a trial due to begin last month.

As Fischer begins term as high court's chief justice, he is the lone dissenter on first opinion issued

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2017

Judge Zel M. Fischer this month began his two-year term as chief justice on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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