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Missouri high court upholds enforcement of arbitration between aviation school, former student

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court properly enforced arbitration between a private aviation school and a student who sued after graduating because he couldn't find a job.

Missouri high court remands dispute between aviation supplier and distributor for new trial

The Missouri Supreme Court has issued a mixed ruling in a contractual dispute between a manufacturer of aircraft instruments and a company that distributed its products.

Judge issues mixed ruling in nuisance policy suit against Maplewood

A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in the city of Maplewood's motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a former resident who was forced to vacate her apartment due to violations of a city nuisance code.

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of insurer on ‘pollution exclusion’ in Peru mine claims

The Missouri Supreme Court has sided with an insurer that appealed a judgment entered by a St. Louis County judge over pollution claims at a smelting facility in Peru that is owned by a company it covers.

Lincoln County denied new trial involving former officer’s sexual abuse of drug court participants

An appeals court has denied a new trial for Lincoln County, which had challenged a jury's award of $2.25 million to victims of sexual abuse committed by a former lieutenant at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

8th Circuit remands class action over issue involving plaintiffs’ standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is sending a class action claim against the manufacturers of yellow-insulated corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) back to federal court after granting the companies' appeal.

Judge stays TCPA class action pending resolution of 8th Circuit case

U.S. District Judge John A. Ross has ruled for defendants Henry Schein Practice Solutions and Integrated Media Solutions' joint motion to stay a class-action complaint alleging the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Judge dismisses former health inspector's discrimination case

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Patricia Cohen has dismissed with prejudice discrimination claims against St. Louis County and government officials that had been filed by a former health inspector.

Court of appeals reverses quitclaim conveyance of Wentzville home to builder

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed a St. Charles County ruling that honored conveyance of a quitclaim deed to a builder/lender after the owner of the Wentzville home allegedly fell behind on payments.

TCPA case involving Ever app dismissed by federal judge

U.S. District Judge Ronnie White has dismissed without prejudice a proposed class action brought against the owner and operator of a photo-sharing app that allows users to conserve storage space on their mobile devices.

Red Hot candy ruling remanding slack-fill class action to state court upheld

A proposed class action alleging the makers of Red Hot candies underfilled its cardboard boxes will have to continue in state court in the city of St. Louis rather than in federal court.

8th Circuit not convinced by overpass protester’s arguments

&&& The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of the Missouri State Highway Patrol involving a protester who was ordered to leave a pedestrian sidewalk overpass because his activities allegedly contributed to accidents on Interstate 70 below.

Judge rules that debt collector's conversation with consumer did not violate FDCPA

Summary judgment has been granted to a debt collector that had been sued by a woman who claimed the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by asking for contact information after being informed that she had a lawyer.

District judge denies Allstate's motion to dismiss, grants remand in insurance agency dispute

A district judge has denied Allstate Insurance Co.'s motion to dismiss a claim brought by an auto insurance agent because it failed to remove the case from state court within a 30-day window.

Appeals court transfers deer regulation challenge to state Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether new conservation regulations designed to limit the spread of disease in deer are enforceable.

Missouri appeals court rules for asbestos defendant in case against excess insurers

A company that designs, installs and distributes pressure valves for refineries and chemical plants has mostly prevailed in challenges brought by "excess insurers" who were ordered to pay defense costs in asbestos litigation at St. Louis City Circuit Court.

8th Circuit grants transfer of labor depreciation class action

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an insurer's request to transfer a putative class action involving "labor depreciation" from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to the Eastern District.

Class-action judgment against Nissan knocked down by Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri's high court reversed an over $2.5 million class-action judgment against Nissan over an alleged "bubbling" on certain vehicles' dashboards.

State Supreme Court finds that nontort judgments automatically accrue interest post-judgment

The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed with a St. Louis County court that nontort judgments automatically accrue post-judgment interest.

Taxpayer gets another $17 back from city of St. Louis for court costs

A man who was ordered to pay $177 in court costs in the city's pursuit of $269.87 in delinquent personal property taxes, will recover another $17 for overpaying what he was assessed.