ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A man who sold part of his structured settlement annuity (SSA) worth more than $400,000 to J.G. Wentworth claims the financial services company took advantage of him and fraudulently advised him to use an attorney who was not "disinterested counsel."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man has filed a class action lawsuit against Rust-Oleum claiming its products are defective after his wood deck began to peel and flake less than two years after applying more than $500 worth of Rust-Oleum's Restore products.
ST. LOUIS – The owner of a St. Louis apartment building and a landlord were granted part of their motion to dismiss a pro se lawsuit filed by a former tenant over allegations she was targeted due to her race when the landlord allowed the police to search her residence, did not renew her lease and alleged she had stolen property.
ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has ruled that two expert witnesses in the case of a woman suing Equifax, Bay Area Credit Service and others relating to her identity theft and alleged illegal debt collection cannot give their opinions regarding any emotional distress she may have suffered or hedonic damages.
ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in Missouri has granted in part and denied in part an air ambulance company's motion to dismiss a class action suit filed by employees claiming violation of wage laws in three states.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has dismissed the wrongful death claims against the United States government filed by the children of a woman who died during surgery at the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Centers in St. Louis. The court also allowed parts of the suit to continue.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has dismissed a complaint filed by a man seeking $1 million in damages on behalf of his mother who he claims was wrongfully terminated, resulting in her loss of insurance and being unable to afford her medication.
ST. LOUIS – The city of Ferguson has been denied its fourth attempt to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed people claiming they were jailed indefinitely for their inability to pay traffic and other minor offense citations in violation of their constitutional rights.
ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has allowed a St. Louis mail carrier who claims he was denied a position and a requested transfer due to his military disability to move forward with his suit while ordering the court to issue process on U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan.
ST. LOUIS – A former Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri employee who alleges the agency submitted false claims for payment to the federal government was denied his motion for an amended or altered order of a summary judgment by a federal court.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has remanded a case filed by a Missouri man who alleges he suffered negative health effects due to long-term radiological waste exposure from a landfill back to the St. Louis County Circuit Court.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted a defendant's motion for summary judgment in a case involving an Alexian Health System employee who was denied short-term and long-term disability benefits by the company's claims administrator.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted in part and denied in part a liquor manufacturer's and other defendants' motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a Missouri wholesaler over the termination of an agreement.
SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Southern Division has granted Citizens Memorial Hospital's request to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged the hospital breached a verbal contract and infringed copyrighted material, with the court stating the health care provider has sovereign immunity and the claims are barred.