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Defendants' interpretation of insurance policies found 'unreasonable' in car accident case

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In an insurance liability case against Acuity Insurance Co. U.S. District Judge John Ross granted Acuity's motion for summary judgment, finding that a defendant’s interpretation of insurance policies is “unreasonable,” in his May 15 ruling in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.

U.S. court in St. Louis transfers claims against defendants in animal trap patent infringement case to other courts

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division scattered an array of patent infringement claims against several defendants to different legal venues while dismissing dozens of parties for improper venue in a May 14 order.

Maplewood officials dismissed from woman's suit targeting city's nuisance law

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A recent case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Missouri - Eastern Division involving the city of Maplewood's nuisance ordinance may be of interest to advocates for domestic abuse victims, as well as public administrators, for its unusual bearing on a situation in which a battered woman had her occupancy permit revoked.

Penske wins round in Level One suit alleging improper of utilization of payment system, source code

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Eastern Division has granted a summary judgment for Penske Truck Leasing in a remaining claims regarding a case in which Level One Technologies sued Penske alleging that Penske improperly utilized Level One's payment software.

Supreme Court defers to DOJ in whether Missouri, Indiana can bring egg case against California

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 10, 2018

COLUMBIA – What does it take to make a good egg? The question is causing some controversy between farmers in the Midwest and officials in the state of California.

Court: No liability in St. Louis jail suicide

By Justin Stoltzfus | Apr 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS - In an appeal filed April 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the ruling of a lower court in holding the city of St. Louis and Shelley Sharp, a corrections officer, without liability in the case of Norman Whitney, Jr., who hanged himself while in custody at the St. Louis City Justice Center in August 2014.

Appellate court vacates part of decision over EPA regulations for Buffalo Ditch challenged by Kennett

By Justin Stoltzfus | Apr 18, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed and vacated in part a decision involving a city's allegations that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority regarding the total maximum daily load (TMDL) for a stream.

Court: 'Sufficient circumstantial evidence to show causation' email cost Sam's Club stromboli deal

By Justin Stoltzfus | Apr 18, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on April 11 reversed a ruling for summary judgment by an Arkansas court against a frozen food manufacturer in a case where it alleged an email from a marketing company cost it business with a warehouse chain.

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