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Former Daugherty consultant files gender, wage discrimination suit

By Sam Knef | Aug 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former employee of a business and technology consulting company claims it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying female workers less than male workers.

BlueLine Rental alleges former Scott City branch manager violated agreement by working for competitor

By Sam Knef | Aug 16, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A company that provides heavy industrial and construction equipment rentals is suing a former branch manager alleging she breached contract by leaving to work for a competitor and encouraging other employees to do the same.

Allergan, Apollo Endosurgery say plaintiffs 'grafted' claims to thwart diversity in LAP-BAND case

By Sam Knef | Aug 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Defendants Allergan USA Inc. and Apollo Endosurgery US Inc. have filed to remove a medical malpractice and medical device products liability case to federal court.

Ross sues St. Louis Mills Mall for not honoring rent provisions in lease

By Sam Knef | Aug 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Ross Dress for Less Inc. is suing St. Louis Retail Outlet, doing business as St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood, for not honoring lease provisions that allow the retailer to pay less in rent when the occupancy level of the mall falls below 60 percent.

Monsanto and BASF face new litigation over dicamba formulations

By Sam Knef | Aug 8, 2018

Monsanto and BASF Corporation face a new lawsuit over use of their herbicides Xtendimax and Engenia.

U.S. Labor Department cracks down on mistreatment of workers in Kennett

By Sam Knef | Aug 8, 2018

The U.S. Labor Department has targeted a freight company for allegedly subjecting agricultural workers to "inhumane" housing conditions in the southeastern part of Missouri.

Ten Missouri counties and Joplin file lawsuit against 49 opioid-related companies

By Sam Knef | Aug 8, 2018

Ten Missouri counties and the city of Joplin joined communities across the country in litigation over the nation's opoid epidemic.

Hawley seeking criminal, civil sanctions against Backpage regarding human trafficking case

By Sam Knef | Jul 31, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley recently filed motions in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri seeking criminal contempt sanctions against Backpage.com LLC, a company that in April pleaded guilty in a Texas state court to human trafficking and to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court in Arizona.

Nonparty to defamation suit against Planet Aid seeks to quash subpoena

By Sam Knef | Jul 31, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A nonparty to a defamation suit pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeks to quash or modify a subpoena she received as a researcher.

Mother files discrimination suit against St. Joseph School District over son's education

By Sam Knef | Jul 31, 2018

ST. JOSEPH – A parent of a student in the St. Joseph School District has filed suit against the district and administrators claiming they have impaired her son's ability to access a place of public accommodation - his public school.

Nebraska man alleges deputy working security at Belton auto auction wrongfully arrested him

By Sam Knef | Jul 31, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Nebraska man who claims he was battered by a deputy sheriff from Cass County at an auto auction and then wrongfully detained and charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and trespass has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Amazon seeks to remove customers' fire damage claim to federal court

By Sam Knef | Jul 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Amazon.com has requested to remove a lawsuit brought by a Missouri couple who claim that a battery pack they purchased from a third party on its site caused a fire that burned their detached garage.

Eagle Express Lines, driver involved in fatal collision counter-sue over claims victim was sleep-deprived

By Sam Knef | Jul 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The owner of an over-the-road freight carrier is counter-suing people involving a fatal collision two years ago on westbound Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Suit over allegations of infection caused by Terumo medical device removed to federal court

By Sam Knef | Jul 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A company that manufactures heater-cooler devices used for open heart surgeries has removed a products liability suit to federal court at the Eastern District of Missouri.

Outstanding bills prompt suit by St. Louis-based spinal implant manufacturer

By Sam Knef | Jul 25, 2018

Ulrich Medical USA says a Texas -based hospital owes thousands of dollars for medical devices.

Farmers blame Monsanto and BASF for ruined crops in class action suit

By Sam Knef | Jul 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Monsanto and BASF Corp. face a federal lass action lawsuit alleging their products have caused crop losses on millions of acres of farmland across the U.S.

Jefferson County couple's suit claims equipment used during husband's heart surgery 'colonizes' bacteria

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man who suffered a bacterial infection when he underwent heart surgery in 2016 recently filed a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturers whose equipment was used during his procedure claiming he suffers from night sweats, fevers, weakness, pain, discomfort, impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.

American Family claims it has no duty to defend contractor in grain facility construction dispute

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – American Family Mutual Insurance Co. is seeking declaratory judgment in a dispute with its insured who was sued for breach of contract in the construction of a grain storage and distribution facility near Palmyra.

EPA brings action against farming operation over anhydrous ammonia releases

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

MFA Inc., an agricultural cooperative, unlawfully released anhydrous ammonia that injured residents and employees near their facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims in federal court.

Pro se plaintiff seeks $835,000 over alleged injuries from cochlear implant

By Sam Knef | Jul 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A pro se plaintiff is seeking $835,000 in damages against Cochlear Limited and Cochlear Americas over a hearing implant device he claims caused permanent numbness in his left ea

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