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Federal court weighs in on zoning dispute involving assisted-living developer and Frontenac

Sam Knef Sep. 12, 2017, 1:01pm

A dispute over zoning reclassification sought by the developer of residential villas and a senior living residential community that included an assisted-living facility in Frontenac has been partially resolved in federal court.

8th Circuit affirms judgment in favor of Kansas City police

Sam Knef Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment in favor of Kansas City police officers in a lawsuit brought by a man charged with resisting arrest in October 2013.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District overturns directed verdict for defendant in auto accident case

Sam Knef Sep. 7, 2017, 8:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed and remanded an auto injury case that was tried in St. Louis County Circuit Court, finding that Judge Tom DePriest Jr. erred in granting a directed verdict in favor of the defendant. The appellate court held that a jury could have

Marion County wrongful death claim to get another review by Missouri Supreme Court

Sam Knef Sep. 6, 2017, 4:00pm

A woman's wrongful death claim involving the care of her late husband will get another review by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of Scottrade hacking suit

Sam Knef Sep. 5, 2017, 4:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a class-action suit against securities brokerage firm Scottrade over hacking that occurred in 2013.

Magistrate judge remands talcum powder litigation to St. Louis City Circuit Court

Sam Knef Sep. 5, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Bodenhausen could not be convinced by Johnson & Johnson's federal subject-matter jurisdiction argument in talcum powder-related litigation involving 74 individuals from 32 states.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri rules in favor of Janssen Pharmaceuticals in antipsychotic medication suit

Sam Knef Sep. 4, 2017, 12:32pm

A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court involving tort claims of out-of-state plaintiffs continues to have impact in jurisdictional rulings.

Appeals panel upholds finding in favor of Cincinnati Insurance Co. in dispute involving 2010 tornado

Sam Knef Sep. 1, 2017, 2:59pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit has upheld a ruling in favor of Cincinnati Insurance Co. (CIC) over a dispute involving property loss following a devastating New Year's Eve tornado in 2010.

Appeals court sides with cemetery that refused St. Louis judge's order to disinter

Sam Knef Aug. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

A cemetery association that sought relief from a $2,500-per-day fine and a court order to disinter the remains of a Ukrainian-born mathematics teacher has found a jurisdictional matter settled at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Judge: Claims against Mallinckrodt can go forward as wrongful death actions

Sam Knef Aug. 20, 2017, 10:00am

Surviving spouses of men who allegedly died as a result of exposure to radioactive substances mishandled by Mallinckrodt may continue to pursue their claims as wrongful death actions.

Appeals court issued mixed ruling in Ferguson-related claims

Sam Knef Aug. 19, 2017, 9:00am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mixed ruling in claims against police officers and the municipalities that employed them during violence that erupted following the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Court disqualifies firm representing Ferguson in class action over jailing practices

Sam Knef Aug. 17, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig has disqualified a law firm representing the city of Ferguson in a proposed class action involving the city's policies and practices of jailing individuals for failure to pay money owed from traffic and other municipal offenses.

Judge cites Bristol-Myers Squibb jurisdictional ruling in dismissing out-of-state claims in Pradaxa litigation

Sam Knef Aug. 15, 2017, 8:00am

A federal judge has dismissed the claims of out-of-state residents in litigation against the maker of blood thinner Pradaxa, citing a landmark Bristol-Myers Squibb ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Judge: Proposed class action involving alleged ‘overstatements’ of Roundup concentrate can go ahead

Sam Knef Aug. 14, 2017, 5:29pm

Plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Monsanto over alleged

Mo. Supreme Court finds judge did not err in allowing 'rehabilitated' juror in malpractice case

Sam Knef Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

Plaintiffs who lost a medical malpractice case at trial also lost an appeal challenging a juror's qualification.

Fifth-grader seeking admission in St. Louis charter school lacks standing in suit, court rules

Sam Knef Aug. 11, 2017, 8:00am

An African-American elementary school student whose family moved to the county is not eligible to attend a charter school inside city limits, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

Court rules NFL's Rams have to pay Missouri sales tax

Sam Knef Aug. 10, 2017, 10:00am

Football fans in the St. Louis area may have something to cheer about: the long arm of Missouri law is not letting the former St. Louis Rams, renamed and relocated to Los Angeles, get a refund on state sales taxes.

Missouri Court of Appeals denies appeal in dispute over legal malpractice claim

Sam Knef Aug. 10, 2017, 8:00am

A Missouri appeals court has dismissed an appeal brought by a couple who sought money from an insurer that had covered their attorney, who was disbarred for defrauding clients.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District orders rescue dog returned to adoptive family

Sam Knef Aug. 9, 2017, 12:49pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reunited a dog with its owner, Jamie Patterson.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rules in favor of Village of Twin Oaks in dispute over free speech

Sam Knef Aug. 7, 2017, 8:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has found that an ordinance prohibiting all commercial activity in a Village of Twin Oaks neighborhood park without a permit to be constitutional.