ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted defendants relief from a patent infringement case brought by a pro se plaintiff seeking $55 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
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ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied a request by defendants who settled Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims for $5 million plus costs regarding the distribution of cy pres awards.
KANSAS CITY – Defendants in a sex discrimination and retaliation suit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court recently removed the action to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
ST. LOUIS – An insurance company based in Rhode Island recently removed a lawsuit claiming it unreasonably denied an $800,000 hail damage claim to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.
ST. LOUIS – Normandy Schools Collaborative recently removed a proposed class action alleging age discrimination and 14th Amendment violations filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court to federal court.
ST. LOUIS – Manufacturers of glaucoma treatment prescription eye drops recently removed a proposed class action filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.
ST. LOUIS – A Missouri woman who underwent hernia repair surgery in 2012 in Poplar Bluff is suing the manufacturers of a mesh product claiming it was defective and caused her permanent injuries.
ST. LOUIS – Maritz Holdings Inc. of Fenton recently filed a lawsuit against its former information technology contractor that claims a "massive" cyberattack in 2016 and an additional attack in 2017 resulted in more than $14 million in losses related to electronic gift cards.
KANSAS CITY – A Cass County couple is suing Arizona businessmen claiming they schemed to solicit and retain investment funds for a non-existent entity.
KANSAS CITY – Employees of the janitorial company Crystal Clear Enterprise based in Grandview are seeking class action status in a suit over allegations they were not paid for all hours worked in their 40-hour workweek.
The Peoples Bank of Moniteau County recently filed a lawsuit accusing its former chief executive officer and former chief operations officer and others of embezzling more than $900,000.
KANSAS CITY – U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips of the Western District of Missouri has ruled that former franchisees of Service Team of Professionals Inc. are not subject to personal jurisdiction in Missouri because the requirements of the state's long arm statute and due process were not met in a suit filed earlier this year.
ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Judge Catherine Perry has granted summary judgment to Bosch Thermotechnology in a case brought by a couple whose lake house was destroyed by fire due to an allegedly defective water heater.
Oak River Insurance Co. has no duty to defend used car dealer that settled for $19 million, judge rules
KANSAS CITY – U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division Judge Greg Kays granted summary judgment to Oak River Insurance Co., agreeing that the company owed no duty to defend or indemnify a used car dealer that settled class action claims for $19 million over alleged deception in repossessing cars.
Court of Appeals reverses dismissal in favor of borrowers in class action that originated 18 years ago
KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District has reversed a Clay County Circuit Court ruling that had dismissed class action claims against Century Financial Group and other lenders.
KANSAS CITY - A judgment in a lawsuit filed by a former candidate for school board in Houston claiming malicious prosecution by a financial advising firm and its law firm has been affirmed on appeal.
KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District has affirmed a ruling in favor of the St. Louis County Assessor in a dispute with the owners of 95 properties who challenged assessments in an "even" year.
JEFFERSON CITY — In a 4-3 decision, the Missouri Supreme Court on April 3 upheld the state's refusal to allow a convicted felon to possess firearms based on a state law amended in 2008.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court has dismissed wrongful death claims against Blue Springs chiropractors, ruling that plaintiffs' claims over the death of Michael Lang in 2009 are time-barred.
KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District has affirmed a ruling in favor of Boone County in its case against a property owner who had built a detached garage and other structures in the public right of way.