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Judge refuses to dismiss Medtronic wrongful death suit

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig has denied in large part a defense motion to dismiss a wrongful death suit against Medtronics and allowed the claimant to file an amended complaint.

Judge rejects TCPA claims in proposed fax class action

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh has dismissed Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims against a number of defendants in a proposed class action.

Judge rejects Bayer’s attempts to move Essure case to federal court

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White is allowing plaintiffs suing Bayer HealthCare and others over the permanent birth control system Essure to remand their case filed on March 30 to St. Louis City Circuit Court.

Chalk up another win for Rams; training facility dispute to be arbitrated

JEFFERSON CITY — The former St. Louis Rams, relocated and renamed the Los Angeles Rams, chalked up a victory over St. Louis-area interests on Nov. 21, with the Missouri Supreme Court ruling that the franchise's lease dispute with the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority should be settled through arbitration.

Judge dismisses Backpage complaint against Missouri AG

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Patricia L. Cohen has denied an injunction requested by website operators Backpage.com that sought to derail an investigation launched by the state attorney general earlier this year.

Judge says Janssen Pharmaceuticals case must stay in state court

ST. LOUIS — Another judge has rejected defense arguments for moving product liability claims out of state court and into federal court.

Judge continues to reject defense assertions related to Bristol-Myers ruling

A U.S. district judge has again rejected a defense argument that the landmark ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California (BMS) provided grounds for keeping product liability claims of multiple plaintiffs from multiple states in federal court.

Missouri Supreme Court rules defendants not entitled to 'any and all' medical records

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has unanimously agreed that defendants in medical negligence cases are not entitled to "any and all medical records," but rather only those that relate to physical conditions at issue in pleadings related to litigation.

Court rejects Bayer’s effort to keep Essure cases in federal court

A federal judge has remanded a product liability claim brought on behalf of 94 plaintiffs from four states against Bayer Corp. over its birth control product Essure to St. Louis City Circuit Court.

Judge denies Round-Up plaintiff’s effort to re-file case in state court

U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig has denied a Jersey County man's motion to dismiss claims against Monsanto over the alleged harmful effects of Round-Up, ruling that his effort was designed to avoid having his case consolidated with others in California litigation.

Judge denies Profax's motion for dismissal, entry of judgment in TCPA case

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh has denied a defense motion for entry of judgment and dismissal in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.

Judge rejects proposed Wiretap Act class action against Build.com

ST. LOUIS — A proposed class action alleging violations of the Wiretap Act and unjust enrichment by Build.com Inc. has been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig.

Judge sides with Wash U School of Medicine in former employee's retaliation suit

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel has granted summary judgment to Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in a former employee's retaliation lawsuit.

Missouri appeals court sides with injured plaintiff's claims of inadequate damages

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has sided with a plaintiff who appealed a jury's verdict in a personal injury case, claiming the damages awarded were inadequate.

Judgment in favor of Saint Francis Medical Center reversed

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Appeals court judges have reversed a summary judgment finding in favor of Saint Francis Medical Center in a woman's personal injury lawsuit by concluding that issues presented are questions of fact that should be decided by a jury.

Appeals court upholds $4 million award in employment discrimination case

A split panel of appeals court judges at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District delivered a split decision Nov. 7 in a former administrative law judge's (ALJ) employment discrimination case.

More than $700K awarded to former owner of Wyoming gun company

A U.S. magistrate has awarded $626,528 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages plus fees and costs to a plaintiff who sued a company that allegedly crossed him after he sold it his interest in his gun business.

Judge dismisses wrongful-death claims against Taiwanese firm, subsidiary

Wrongful-death claims against a Taiwanese business and its California subsidiary over the electrocution of a worker have been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh.

Judge sides with Duracell in pink toy bunny dispute with Energizer

U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig has granted summary judgment to battery maker Duracell U.S. Operations in a trademark infringement suit it faced from competitor Energizer Brands

Judge remands personal injury case against Family Dollar to St. Louis County

U.S. District Judge Noelle Collins has remanded a personal injury case against Family Dollar Stores to St. Louis County Circuit Court.