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Appeals court reverses 'stacking' decision in Geico case

Sam Knef Jul. 2, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has sided with Geico Casualty Co. in the insurer's appeal of a summary judgment that allowed

Former tree trimmer for Shade Tree Service prevails in challenge to unemployment benefits

Sam Knef Jul. 1, 2017, 10:00am

A tree trimmer has prevailed in an appeal that challenged his right to unemployment benefits.

Illinois construction company fined $200 per day while in contempt

Sam Knef Jun. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

A U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Missouri has found an Illinois construction company to be in contempt of court for failing to provide documents needed for an audit in a lawsuit seeking to collect delinquent fringe benefit contributions.

Missouri Court of Appeals sides with surviving spouse and others in family trust dispute

Sam Knef Jun. 29, 2017, 10:00am

An appeals panel has rejected the breach of fiduciary duty claims of a plaintiff who said the assets in a trust created by his father were not properly preserved.

Judge issues mixed ruling in Behr's motion to dismiss deck paint suit

Sam Knef Jun. 27, 2017, 10:55pm

U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson of the Eastern District of Missouri has granted in part and denied in part a paint maker's motion to dismiss a breach of warranty suit over its Premium DeckOver Coating.

Federal judge upholds denial of disability benefits for Florissant man

Sam Knef Jun. 27, 2017, 10:54pm

A federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri has upheld a finding that denied Social Security disability benefits to a Florissant man.

Federal court issues mixed ruling in Regal Beloit Inc. patent dispute case

Sam Knef Jun. 25, 2017, 10:41pm

U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton issued a mixed ruling in a patent infringement dispute.

Dardenne Prairie’s breach of contract claim on bricks denied on appeal

Sam Knef Jun. 23, 2017, 3:36pm

ST. LOUIS — The city of Dardenne Prairie has lost its appeal in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District involving breach of contract claims against Adams Concrete and Masonry over a contract for bricks.

Judge grants insurer’s request relating to damages from intentionally set Ellington restaurant fire

Sam Knef Jun. 22, 2017, 8:46am

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. has granted an insurer's request to go after the owner of an Ellington restaurant for $109,049.50 in fees and expenses related to litigation involving a fire loss.

Appeals court affirms $5 million award to white professor fired from HSSU

Sam Knef Jun. 22, 2017, 8:44am

A former white professor at the "historically" black Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) in St. Louis has prevailed in an appeal challenging a jury award of nearly $5 million over her firing.

Judge approves class notice in ‘off-the-clock’ action against SSM Home Care

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 7:09pm

A district judge has approved a class notice in an unpaid overtime case against SSM Home Care.

Woman's slip and fall on cheese sauce award upheld by Missouri Court of Appeals

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 6:38pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has affirmed a jury award of $81,000 to a woman injured in a slip and fall on cheese sauce at the South County Mall in St. Louis County in 2009.

8th Circuit Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling in dispute over registered agent’s duty

Sam Knef Jun. 19, 2017, 12:28pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in a recycling company's claim against its former registered agent involving a $9.7 million default judgment.

8th Circuit affirms summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in Ponzi scheme case

Sam Knef Jun. 14, 2017, 7:07pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in a case brought by investors who had been scammed in what a U.S. attorney called

Judge denies steel tubing manufacturer’s motion to dismiss action seeking millions owed

Sam Knef Jun. 14, 2017, 2:08pm

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. has denied a steel tubing manufacturer's motion to dismiss a contractor's claims for past-due invoices totaling more than $14 million.

Federal court stays dispute over deceased pensioner's benefits from Anheuser-Busch

Sam Knef Jun. 10, 2017, 9:32am

ST. LOUIS — A federal court judge has issued a stay in a dispute between an ex-wife and a widow involving Anheuser-Busch pension benefits.

Missouri Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling on divorced couple’s maintenance dispute

Sam Knef Jun. 7, 2017, 9:29am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has issued a mixed ruling in a divorced couple's dispute over monthly maintenance obligations and an award of attorney's fees.

Judge issues ruling in coffee bean supplier's dispute with Ronnoco

Sam Knef Jun. 6, 2017, 12:59pm

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in a debt and contractual dispute between a St. Louis coffee company and a green coffee bean supplier.

Appeals panel reverses summary judgment for Fannie Mae in quiet title action

Sam Knef Jun. 4, 2017, 4:56pm

ST. LOUIS — A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has reversed a judgment in favor of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in a quiet title action against Olivette property owners.

Missouri Supreme Court strikes down parts of law governing how much city courts can collect in fees

Sam Knef Jun. 2, 2017, 9:29pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down portions of a 2015 state law governing how much money in fines and fees municipal courts can collect.