ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry recently dismissed a putative class action against Mercy Health brought by retirees who claim the pension fund has been underfunded in violation of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
CAPE GIRARDEAU – A company that provides heavy industrial and construction equipment rentals is suing a former branch manager alleging she breached contract by leaving to work for a competitor and encouraging other employees to do the same.
ST. LOUIS – Ross Dress for Less Inc. is suing St. Louis Retail Outlet, doing business as St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood, for not honoring lease provisions that allow the retailer to pay less in rent when the occupancy level of the mall falls below 60 percent.
ST. LOUIS – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley recently filed motions in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri seeking criminal contempt sanctions against Backpage.com LLC, a company that in April pleaded guilty in a Texas state court to human trafficking and to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court in Arizona.
ST. JOSEPH – A parent of a student in the St. Joseph School District has filed suit against the district and administrators claiming they have impaired her son's ability to access a place of public accommodation - his public school.
KANSAS CITY – A Nebraska man who claims he was battered by a deputy sheriff from Cass County at an auto auction and then wrongfully detained and charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and trespass has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
ST. LOUIS – Amazon.com has requested to remove a lawsuit brought by a Missouri couple who claim that a battery pack they purchased from a third party on its site caused a fire that burned their detached garage.