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Eastern District magistrate denies stay in herbicide suit pending multidistrict litigation panel decision

U.S. Magistrate John Bodenhausen has denied plaintiffs' motion to stay in a proposed product-liability class action involving the herbicide dicamba.

Federal judge denies motion to dismiss Express Scripts' fraud suit against Lifecare

U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey has ruled for Express Scripts in a suit it filed against one of its former network pharmacies the company claims defrauded it of at least $2 million.

Man claiming he was sexually harassed at Blast Fitness awarded nearly $200,000

A man who claimed he was sexually harassed when seeking employment at a fitness facility has been awarded $198,000 in default judgment by U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig.

Arbitrability issues to be determined by arbitrator, not courts, appeals court rules

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District has affirmed in part and reversed in part an order denying a motion to stay and compel arbitration in a breach of promissory note dispute among businesses involved with the pet and livestock food industry.

Judge denies motion to reconsider sending Risperdal claims to state court

U.S. District Judge Ronnie White has denied a defense motion to reconsider a prior ruling that allowed Risperdal claims of 72 plaintiffs from 24 states to stay in state court.

Judge rules for AT&T in former worker's accommodation suit

ST. LOUIS - A federal judge has granted summary judgment to AT&T in a former call center worker's discrimination suit that alleged the company failed to make reasonable accommodations for her disability.

Appeals court affirms ruling in Cooperative Home Care dispute

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division has affirmed a ruling in favor of a business owner who was sued by a partner trying to dissolve their company.

Judge certifies FSLA class of Steak 'n Shake workers

ST. LOUIS - A federal judge has certified a class action of 46 Steak 'n Shake managers in Missouri who claim they were not paid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.