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Judge grants summary judgment to retailer in personal injury claim

By Sam Knef | Nov 12, 2018

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to retailer Menard, Inc. in a personal injury claim alleging steel pallet racks fell on a man's head.

Judges gives partial summary judgment to deputy fired when new sheriff came to town

By Sam Knef | Nov 12, 2018

A federal judge has granted partial summary judgment to a former deputy sheriff in Christian County who claims he was fired for supporting the opposing candidate in a sheriff's election in August 2015.

Mother seeks $20 million over son's death in Mississippi County jail

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A lawsuit alleging that Mississippi County jail employees tased, pepper-sprayed, beat, terrorized, punched, kneed, dog-piled and choked a detainee suffering from a psychotic episode while he was pleading for help and struggling to stay alive was filed in federal court Nov. 5.

Dermatologist sues Quincy Physicians group claiming it made billing errors

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A Marion County dermatologist employed by Quincy Physicians & Surgeons Clinic, S.C. claims the business incorrectly calculated the billing of her patients, resulting in losses over a five-year period of between $850,000 and $4.25 million.

Carshield brings trademark infringement suit to federal court

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A trademark infringement case was filed by Carshield against AutomotiveGuarantee.com, companies that are in the business of marketing and selling vehicle service contracts that cover mechanical breakdowns.

Judge denies bid to pierce corporate veil to obtain $4.1 million judgment in St. Louis parking garage case

By Sam Knef | Nov 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a motion to dismiss a complaint that sought to "pierce a corporate veil" in order to satisfy a $4.1 million judgment against the owners of a downtown St. Louis parking garage.

Judge allows fired junior high teacher's age discrimination case to proceed

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

A federal judge is allowing a former Delta School District junior high teacher's lawsuit against a superintendent and school board to move forward.

Judge stands by order dismissing ERISA class action against Mercy

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry has denied a plaintiffs' motion to reconsider an order dismissing a proposed class action against Mercy Health that alleged under-funding of its pension fund in violation of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Judge grants partial summary judgment to deputy allegedly fired for voting for opposing sheriff candidate

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

A federal judge has granted partial summary judgment to a former deputy sheriff in Christian County who claims he was fired for supporting the opposing candidate in a sheriff's election in August 2015.

'Bubble ball' injury suit remanded from federal court to state court

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

A defendant on the hook for a $44.6 million judgment over a man's injuries in a "bubble ball," has been granted a request to remand a lawsuit to state court.

Appeals court says trial court improperly invalidated school district rules

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

An appeals court on Oct. 16 overturned a Cole County court finding in favor of a 25-year veteran school teacher who was terminated from Fox C-6 School District, finding the trial court erred by declaring invalid two policies that were allegedly violated by the teacher.

Summary judgment for med providers upheld at Western District in C-Section case

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

A panel of judges at Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has affirmed judgment in favor of medical providers who had been accused of negligence in the care of a woman who underwent a C-Section at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit in 2014.

Judge denies motion to dismiss suit over condition of ’59 Mercedes Roadster

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey has denied a motion to dismiss a suit claiming a luxury auto retailer misrepresented the condition of a classic 1959 Mercedes Benz Roadster purchased on e-Bay for $125,000.

Judge denies summary judgment to both sides in case stemming from sexual assault by cable tech

By Sam Knef | Oct 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied motions for summary judgment from both sides in a dispute among providers of field labor services for cable operations over legal responsibility of a cable technician who "violently and sexually assaulted" a cable customer.

Late-night 'home inspection' prompts lawsuit against Florissant city officials

By Sam Knef | Oct 24, 2018

A Florissant resident accuses the city's building inspector and police of unlawfully searching her home without a warrant and evicting her.

Federal judge grants Ryder Systems' motion to dismiss suit in dispute over truck purchase

By Sam Knef | Oct 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge recently granted a motion by Ryder Systems to dismiss a suit brought against it by business that sells and leases commercial trucks.

Printing business countersues in dispute regarding patient wristband ID forms

By Sam Knef | Oct 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A business specializing in the design and production of labels, commercial printing, mailers and business forms recently filed a countersuit against a competing business alleging that an underlying lawsuit breached a covenant not to sue.

Woman claims she was pepper sprayed in recent suit filed in wake of protests over Stockley acquittal

By Sam Knef | Oct 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Yet another federal lawsuit was recently filed against the city of St. Louis over actions taken at a Sept. 29, 2017, protest following the acquittal of Officer Jason Stockley in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated because she was pregnant

By Sam Knef | Oct 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Clair woman is suing her former employer claiming wrongful termination and alleging discrimination based on her sex and pregnancy.

Woman sues Walmart and Starbucks alleging she was injured after swallowing glass in bottle of tea

By Sam Knef | Oct 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County woman is suing Walmart, Starbucks and the maker and distributor of bottled Tazo tea claiming that she was injured more than five years ago after swallowing glass that was contained in the drink.

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