Marian Johns News

Case over alleged injuries from living next to landfill remanded back to St. Louis county court

By Marian Johns | Apr 10, 2019

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.

Judge grants Mosanto's motion to dismiss farmers' suit over Xtend seeds

By Marian Johns | Apr 9, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A federal court has granted Monsanto's move to dismiss a complaint filed by a Missouri farmer alleging a conspiracy to monopolize a more-expensive seed.

Court upholds denial of disability benefits for Alexian Health employee

By Marian Johns | Apr 8, 2019

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.

Mast-Jägermeister awarded partial dismissal of suit filed by Major Brands over distribution agreement

By Marian Johns | Apr 8, 2019

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.

Missouri attorney accused of malpractice during probate actions granted summary judgment

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri attorney facing allegations of legal malpractice by a former client who previously was in a coma was granted a motion for summary judgment but lost his motion for sanctions.

Court grants Citizens Memorial Hospital request to dismiss copyright lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2019

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.

Court denies motion for summary judgment relating to $1.6 million jury verdict against Hanzada

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

ST. JOSEPH – A federal court has denied a motion for summary judgment to a man who sought $680,046 in relation to a breach of contract case over the sale of beef.

Court rejects Wells Fargo employee's motion for summary judgment over short-term disability denial

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division has denied a Wells Fargo employee's motion for summary judgment relating to the denial of her short-term disability request by the company's claims administrator.

Court grants Aetna Life Insurance motion to dismiss Boeing employee's suit over disability benefits denial

By Marian Johns | Mar 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A motion to dismiss filed by Aetna Life Insurance stemming from the company's denial of a former Boeing Corp. employee's short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) benefits has been granted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Court denies requests to exclude testimony in breach suit involving Paul Beverage and American Bottling

By Marian Johns | Mar 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has denied both the plaintiff's and defendant's motions to exclude expert testimony and opinions in breach of contract case, Paul Beverage Co. Inc. v. The American Bottling Co.

Court tosses discrimination case against Department of Veterans Affairs secretary

By Marian Johns | Mar 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has granted U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie's motion to dismiss a suit filed by a federal employee who alleged he faced discrimination based on his race, gender and disability.

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