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8th Circuit grants transfer of labor depreciation class action

Sam Knef Oct. 17, 2017, 1:45pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an insurer's request to transfer a putative class action involving "labor depreciation" from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to the Eastern District.

Class-action judgment against Nissan knocked down by Missouri Supreme Court

Sam Knef Oct. 16, 2017, 5:35pm

The Missouri's high court reversed an over $2.5 million class-action judgment against Nissan over an alleged "bubbling" on certain vehicles' dashboards.

State Supreme Court finds that nontort judgments automatically accrue interest post-judgment

Sam Knef Oct. 11, 2017, 8:00am

The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed with a St. Louis County court that nontort judgments automatically accrue post-judgment interest.

Taxpayer gets another $17 back from city of St. Louis for court costs

Sam Knef Oct. 8, 2017, 8:00am

A man who was ordered to pay $177 in court costs in the city's pursuit of $269.87 in delinquent personal property taxes, will recover another $17 for overpaying what he was assessed.

Judge dismisses trademark case, saying defendant lacks contacts with Missouri

Sam Knef Oct. 5, 2017, 8:00am

A copyright-infringement case alleging a competitor "has caused confusion in Missouri's senior housing marketplace" has been dismissed without prejudice.

Federal judge denies St. Louis attorney’s motion to dismiss former client’s suit

Sam Knef Oct. 4, 2017, 6:00pm

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry has denied a St. Louis attorney's motion to dismiss a case filed by a former criminal-defense client.

Judge remands Essure class action to state court

Sam Knef Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh for a second time has granted plaintiffs' request to remand a proposed class action against Bayer over its birth control product, Essure, to state court.

Judge denies temporary restraining order against St. Louis University med school resident over trademark

Sam Knef Oct. 3, 2017, 8:00am

A federal judge has denied St. Louis University's request for a temporary restraining order against a fourth-year surgical resident who created a website bearing the university's name, allegedly in violation of trademark protections.

Judge: American Family not obligated to defend Vein Centers in TCPA class action

Sam Knef Sep. 29, 2017, 2:00pm

A federal judge has ruled that American Family Mutual Insurance Co. does not have a duty to defend or indemnify Vein Centers for Excellence in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action that was decertified by another judge.

Dicamba litigation brought by Arkansas soybean farmers transferred to St. Louis

Sam Knef Sep. 29, 2017, 8:00am

A class-action lawsuit brought by soybean farmers over the herbicide dicamba has been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Judge grants partial summary judgment in ADA violation suit against gas station in Union

Sam Knef Sep. 28, 2017, 2:23pm

U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White has granted partial summary judgment to a wheelchair-bound man who is suing a Petro Mart in Union for alleged violations of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

State Supreme Court sides with Cole County judge in dismissing employer’s petitions for writs

Sam Knef Sep. 25, 2017, 10:06am

The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed a Cole County Circuit Court decision that dismissed an employer's petitions for writs of mandamus involving a discrimination complaint before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR).

Appeals court sides with MHTC in claims of malfunctioning traffic signals

Sam Knef Sep. 23, 2017, 9:26am

A jury verdict in favor of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) involving allegations that malfunctioning traffic signals led to an auto collision will stand, an appeals court ruled.

Eastern District of Missouri rules for asbestos defendant in case previously decided

Sam Knef Sep. 22, 2017, 2:24pm

A defendant in asbestos litigation has been granted summary judgment in its argument that a Massachusetts court had already ruled in its favor on the same plaintiff's claim.

Missouri high court upholds $38 million Depakote jury verdict

Sam Knef Sep. 22, 2017, 11:30am

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a $38 million award in a personal-injury suit against Abbott Laboratories over its antiepileptic drug Depakote.

Nuisance suit against Republic Services dismissed at federal court

Sam Knef Sep. 22, 2017, 9:45am

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry has dismissed with prejudice a nuisance lawsuit against waste disposal provider Republic Services.

Judge awards $32 million in TCPA class action

Sam Knef Sep. 22, 2017, 9:43am

After finding in favor of plaintiffs in a trial last month over violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a federal court judge has awarded $32.4 million in damages, or $10 per violation.

Judge allows some claims to go forward in deaf woman’s suit involving access to ASL interpreter

Sam Knef Sep. 19, 2017, 1:52pm

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig has issued a mixed ruling in an elderly, deaf woman's suit against a skilled nursing facility involving allegations that she was denied an interpreter.

Federal judge dismisses nonresident claims in talc suits against Johnson & Johnson

Sam Knef Sep. 13, 2017, 2:41pm

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc have secured another jurisdictional victory based on a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Wage dispute against DirecTV, others appears headed toward settlement

Sam Knef Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Settlement of a seven-year-old Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit against DirecTV and others appears to have been reached, according to federal court documents.