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Federal appeals court rejects immunity defense by City of Ferguson

Sam Knef Aug. 3, 2017, 12:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has rejected the qualified immunity defense put up by the City of Ferguson and its police involving the claims of Michael Brown's companion Dorian Johnson.

Union Pacific Railroad granted summary judgment in signal foreman’s injury claim

Sam Knef Aug. 3, 2017, 8:00am

Union Pacific Railroad has been granted summary judgment in a case brought by an injured signal foreman who claims injuries from moving a generator from a depot in Scott City to a signal cabinet.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit allows creditors to seek claims totaling more than $5 million

Sam Knef Aug. 2, 2017, 12:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a ruling from a Nebraska federal court that denied discharging debts in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Federal judge orders plaintiff in race discrimination case to serve defendant by Sept. 22

Sam Knef Jul. 30, 2017, 11:44pm

A federal magistrate judge has ordered an employment discrimination claimant to serve process on a named defendant by September 22 or she may dismiss the claim for failure to prosecute.

Missouri judge grants attorneys’ fee in contract dispute, reduces amount due to overbilling

Sam Knef Jul. 29, 2017, 8:00am

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has granted a request for attorney fees in a dispute among former business partners after previously siding with the defendants who claimed the plaintiff breached a covenant not to sue.

Federal judge issues mixed ruling in dispute over robocalls for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's movie

Sam Knef Jul. 28, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber has issued a mixed ruling in a Telephone Consumer Protect Act suit that claimed that multiple defendants made approximately 4 million unsolicited pre-recorded calls in promoting the movie

Appeals court favors St. Louis Community College in tuition rate dispute

Sam Knef Jul. 27, 2017, 8:00am

A non-U.S. citizen living in Missouri under a program that provides reprieve from being removed from the country must pay the international tuition rate if she wants to attend St. Louis Community College (SLCC).

Missouri appeals court reverses judgment voiding marriage

Sam Knef Jul. 22, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed a lower court's decision to void a marriage sought by a husband who learned that his wife was still legally married to someone else when they tied the knot 12 years ago.

Missouri high court finds federal law preempts state’s antisubrogation law

Sam Knef Jul. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

The Missouri Supreme Court said this was the third time it had addressed whether the state's antisubrogation law is preempted by federal law.

TCPA class action against marketer Vein Centers for Excellence decertified

Sam Knef Jul. 17, 2017, 3:19pm

The defendant's move for summary judgment followed, as did a request for statutory damages for 35,211 unsolicited fax transmissions, which could have netted plaintiffs up to $17.6 million.

Burger King worker’s effort to raise minimum wage was protected activity, appeals court rules

Sam Knef Jul. 15, 2017, 4:00pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a finding of the National Labor Relations Board, which ruled that a Kansas City Burger King franchise violated the law by refusing to rehire an activist employee who had fought for raising the minimum wage.

Busch Stadium volunteer who claimed wage violations loses appeal

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 10:00am

A man who volunteered to work at a Busch Stadium concession stand to raise funds for Washington University and later sued claiming violations of federal and state minimum wage law, has struck out at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

8th Circuit upholds jury award of $1.25 million to parents of incarcerated son who died

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 7:43am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a $1.25 million jury award to the parents of a man who died while under suicide watch at Missouri correctional facility.

Appeals court affirms Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denial of workers' comp benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 11, 2017, 7:16pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District has affirmed a finding of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, which denied workers' compensation benefits to a man who intentionally lit a can of glue held by a co-worker, which dropped to the ground and exploded.

$4.5 million jury award to Marine injured in car crash upheld

Sam Knef Jul. 11, 2017, 10:00am

A panel of judges on June 26 affirmed that the total was not “monstrous, shocking, or grossly excessive," given the man will be physically impaired for the rest of his life.

Eastern District judge rules for lenders in foreclosure dispute

Sam Knef Jul. 9, 2017, 4:00pm

A federal judge has ruled in favor of lenders in a foreclosure dispute involving a St. Charles property.

Judge finds dispute between Kane International, US Polymers-Accurez belongs in arbitration

Sam Knef Jul. 9, 2017, 10:00am

ST. LOUIS — A district judge recently denied a specialty chemical company's request for a temporary restraining order against St. Louis-based US Polymers-Accurez LLC (USPA), finding the contractual dispute belongs in arbitration.

Magistrate judge upholds denial of Social Security benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 8, 2017, 4:00pm

A magistrate judge has affirmed the denial of disability benefits and supplemental Social Security income to a Missouri man who claimed he suffered from severe back problems, ruptured discs and nerve pain.

Appeals court sides with Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in dispute over permits

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Independent Taxi Drivers Association has lost a battle against the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in a dispute over the issuance of taxi permits.

Nurse's wrongful termination suit can proceed against Rancho Manor Healthcare

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 10:59am

An appeals court has reinstated a nurse's wrongful termination case against Rancho Manor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant.