INDEPENDENCE – A county and transportation agency's failure to develop a recreational trail along a former railway line under the provisions of a federal law makes it easier for landowners to block its development and file lawsuits under state law, according to one property law expert.
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JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri representative who last year successfully ushered through the House a bill aimed at curtailing claims over asbestos exposure that died in the Senate is making another attempt this session.
Judge declines to dismiss potential class action, reasons Bristol-Myers Squibb decision does not apply
ST. LOUIS – A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of mass tort actions does not apply to class filings yet, a Missouri federal court has ruled.
As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.
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.
California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawsuit claims denying treatment to all but the sickest inmates is "cruel and unusual punishment"
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.
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.
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 – 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
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.
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.
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.