ST. LOUIS – The president of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, the country’s biggest manufacturer of generic opioids, said the company would weather a $1.6 billion agreement to settle thousands of lawsuits and go on to a brighter future.
ST. LOUIS – Facing hundreds of lawsuits against the company because of the alleged toxic nature of the weed killer Roundup, officials of Bayer this week said they are considering an alternative chemical for weed control.
ST. LOUIS – The executive director of the Missouri Civil Justice Reform Coalition said the organization supports a newly introduced bill, Senate Bill 726, that aims to give insurance companies a voice in arbitration settlements, which up until now, backers said, has been muted.
ST. LOUIS – A new bill introduced into the Missouri Legislature the CEO of the Associated Industries of Missouri said would provide a common sense approach to avoid potentially endless litigation over product defects.
ST. LOUIS – Linn County prosecuting attorney Shiante McMahon has accused Missouri-based Torch Electronics of installing slot machines in violations of state law, but company officials say the devices are not slots.
ST. LOUIS - A new multi-million industry that sprang up almost overnight with state passage of legalized medical marijuana has applicants vying for licenses and more who haven’t gotten one, fuming, and suing.
ST. LOUIS – The executive director for the League of Women Voters (LWV) in Missouri said a state bill in the Assembly HB1600 is an end-run attempt to enforce stricter voter ID laws after the Missouri Supreme Court decided a photo ID would not be required to vote.
ST.LOUIS, MO – A potentially precedent-setting trial was postponed on Friday while plaintiffs suing Bayer for the weed killer Roundup they claim caused their cancer attempted to settle out of court for a possible $10 billion.
KANSAS CITY – An activist with the Missouri Civil Justice Reform Coalition said a lawsuit launched against gun makers for allegedly contributing to area crime under public nuisance laws is an improper stretch of the law.
ST. LOUIS - A jury on Friday decided that Johnson & Johnson was not responsible for development of a St. Louis woman’s stage-two ovarian cancer from the use of its baby powder, which the plaintiff alleged had been contaminated with asbestos.
NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a first-ever trial in attempt to hold drug manufacturers accountable for an opioid over-dose crisis, accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Janssen Pharmaceuticals of providing medications for profit that destroyed thousands of lives.
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District on Oct. 30 upheld a St. Louis County Circuit Court judgment overruling a medical company’s motion to compel arbitration from a doctor in a dispute over the alleged improper soliciting of an employee.
KANSAS CITY – Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals Western District recently affirmed a Platte County Circuit Court decision awarding over $10 million to plaintiffs in a class-action suit against Kansas City after the city discontinued a rebate program for trash pickup in multi-unit buildings and trailer parks.
Following a Supreme Court ruling that a Missouri church had been denied its constitutional rights when the state rejected its application for a playground subsidy, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri ruled on attorneys' fees and costs, roughly halving the original estimate submitted by the church.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Nov. 6 asked the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis to reconsider a judgement award to more equitably compensate the mother of a son killed in an auto accident.