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Judge issues mixed discovery ruling in ATV accident case against Suzuki

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Richard Webber issued a mixed ruling in a personal injury case against Suzuki Manufacturing of America involving an ATV rollover accident.

Court split in upholding $3.2 million verdict in workplace shooting case

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed a $3.2 million jury verdict awarded to a woman who sued her employer claiming it failed to protect her from an ex-boyfriend who shot her in the back of the head in the company's parking lot.

Class certification granted in TCPA suit against Innate Intelligence

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh has certified a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action against Innate Intelligence LLC, a business that handles advertising and management of 12 chiropractic offices across the country.

Eastern District of Missouri judge denies trucking company's motion to dismiss personal injury claim

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has denied a Tennessee-based trucking company's motion to dismiss a personal injury claim brought by a motorist whose vehicle was struck by its driver.

Dicamba multidistrict litigation centralized to the Eastern District of Missouri

A panel on multidistrict litigation has assigned U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of the Eastern District of Missouri to oversee claims against Monsanto and others involving its herbicide dicamba.

Judge denies default judgment in Fair Credit Reporting Act claim

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig of the Eastern District of Missouri has denied a plaintiff's motion for $23,300 in default judgment in a lawsuit seeking damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Judge dismisses wrongful death claim against Walgreens

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Charles Shaw has sided with Walgreens in a suit filed by the mother of an African-American teenager who claimed her son's death resulted from heightened physical and mental stress levels due to being searched at a store for potential shoplifting.

Federal judge in St. Louis dismisses karaoke track provider's trademark-infringement claims

U.S. District Judge Ronnie White has dismissed trademark and copyright infringement claims brought by Phoenix Entertainment Partners over karaoke tracks it created under the Sound Choice brand.

Judge dismisses Navient's motion to dismiss lawsuit over alleged violation of Fair Debt Collections Act

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton of the Eastern District of Missouri has denied student loan provider Navient Solutions' motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

Former Normandy school teachers file age and race discrimination class action

ST. LOUIS — A group of mostly African-American school teachers in Normandy are seeking damages for alleged age and racial discrimination.

Claims made for Safeco Insurance coverage involving molestation dismissed as moot

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey of the Eastern District of Missouri has granted a defense motion to dismiss claims of an insurer that refused to pay homeowner coverage in a molestation case.

Judge dismisses claims of out-of-state plaintiffs in Essure case

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh of the Eastern District of Missouri has dismissed the claims of 92 non-Missouri plaintiffs in product liability litigation against Bayer Corp. over its birth control device Essure.

Judge denies Farmer Insurance’s motion to dismiss TCPA claim

A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss brought by Farmers Insurance in a proposed class action that asserts violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Judge says Essure case should stay in federal court for now

Plaintiffs in Essure birth control litigation against Bayer will not be able to have their case heard in St. Louis City Circuit Court for now, but they can amend their complaint setting forth reasons why claims of dozens of out of state plaintiffs should be heard in that court.

Eastern District of Missouri issues mixed ruling in junk fax class action

U.S. District Judge Shirley Padmore Mensah issued a mixed ruling in a junk fax lawsuit being litigated in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Judge denies sanctions against ATF in mother's wrongful-death suit

A federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to produce video it may have related to a sting operation that is the subject of a lawsuit brought by a mother whose son was killed in the incident.

Eastern District of Missouri judge dismisses claims against credit information provider in FCRA suit

U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw has dismissed claims against a credit information provider in a lawsuit claiming the plaintiff was prevented from obtaining financing, suffered emotional distress and incurred attorney's fees due to alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Judge says father's claims against Teva, Actavis preempted by federal law

A federal judge has dismissed claims brought by a father who alleges his son's suicide was caused by an antinausea drug.

Appeals court reverses $2.5 discrimination verdict against Harris-Stowe

An appeals court has reversed a $2.5 million discrimination verdict against Harris-Stowe State University, finding a St. Louis City Circuit Court erred in its verdict instructions.

Eastern District of Missouri judge rejects attempt at reviving asbestos claims against dismissed defendants

U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey has rejected an asbestos claimant's request for reconsideration of an earlier decision that dismissed 14 companies on lack of personal jurisdiction grounds.