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Appeals court affirms dismissal of defamation claim against Washington University doctor

A defamation suit that was dismissed against an oncology doctor at Washington University School of Medicine has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Kansas law holds sway over pedestrian hit by car in Missouri

A pedestrian who was struck by a driver in a rental vehicle will not see an arbitration award of $4.1 million following a ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Legal malpractice ruling in favor of attorney upheld by Missouri Court of Appeals

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has upheld a ruling in favor of a lawyer who had been hired and later sued by former real estate agents whose licenses were revoked for preparing financing applications that contained false information about buyers' ability to repay.

Appeals court sides with disbarred attorney’s law firm in interest dispute

KANSAS CITY – Appeals court judges have sided with a former Missouri attorney who was disbarred in 2012 in a suit he brought against former clients seeking payment for services performed before he was no longer allowed to practice law.

Court grants permanent injunction to Heartland Christian College over contraceptive mandate

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge David D. Noce granted a permanent injunction in favor of CNS International Ministries and Heartland Christian College in their fight against the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate on March 28.

Appellate court affirms judgment in Hurricane Deck Holding fraud case

SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District has affirmed a bench trial finding in favor of investment-related defendants accused of fraudulent transfer of assets.

$5.2 million jury verdict in bar tent collapse near Busch Stadium upheld

A $5.2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury suit involving the collapse of a bar tent near Busch Stadium in 2012 has been affirmed by an appeals court.

Summary judgment enforcing AAA Trailer Services' noncompete agreement reversed

An appeals court has reversed and remanded a finding for a commercial tractor trailer mechanical service provider in a lawsuit brought by its former mechanic.

Federal judge remands wrongful termination case to St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton has remanded a wrongful termination suit against Convergys Corp. brought by a worker who claims she had been retaliated against for complaining and reporting workplace policy violations back to the St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Judge denies dismissal of class action against Edward Jones

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge John A. Ross has denied a motion to dismiss a proposed class action against Edward Jones Profit Sharing and 401(k) Administrative Committee, et al. on allegations brought by employees who claim the retirement plans were run to benefit Edward Jones and its corporate partners, rather than in the interests of participants and beneficiaries.

$1.5 million Spaceball injury verdict upheld by appeals court

ST. LOUIS – An appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury verdict in favor of a man who fell from the Spaceball human gyroscope ride at a Hillsboro community event in 2012.

Interviews for 22nd Circuit judicial candidates begin April 5

Thirty-five applicants have submitted paperwork for a vacancy at the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis left by Judge Robert H. Dierker who has resigned, according to a state court official.

Appeals court affirms St. Louis court’s decision in family trust dispute

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has affirmed a trial court's judgment involving a trust dispute among seven adult siblings.

Pro se litigant's appeal of St. Louis court's decision dismissed over 'significant deficiencies'

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has denied a pro se litigant's appeal of a judgment entered against him at the St. Louis Circuit Court.

Missouri Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling in neighbors' dispute

Neighbors involved in a dispute over gravel, covenants and attorneys' fee came away from an appeals court ruling not getting results they sought.

Court awards litigation costs to company sued on FCA claims

U.S. District Judge Charles Shaw has ordered the plaintiff in a False Claims Act suit to pay litigation costs incurred by her former employer.

Appellate court affirms jury verdict in favor of officers in inmate’s failure to protect suit

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of correctional officers who were sued by an inmate over allegations they failed to protect him from rape by a cellmate.

Appeals court rejects Kansas City's effort to recover $480 in interest

KANSAS CITY - A panel of appeals court judges has rejected the City of Kansas City's court battle over less than $500.

ADA case against Dierbergs survives motion to dismiss

U. S. District Judge Richard Webber has denied Dierbergs Four Seasons' motion to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim brought by "serial plaintiffs" with "extensive litigation histories across the country" and at the Eastern District of Missouri.

Judge sides with Big Cedar’s golf course developer in sod dispute

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh granted summary judgment to the developer of the Gary Player Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in a lawsuit filed by a sod farm.