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Judge awards $32 million in TCPA class action

After finding in favor of plaintiffs in a trial last month over violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a federal court judge has awarded $32.4 million in damages, or $10 per violation.

Judge allows some claims to go forward in deaf woman’s suit involving access to ASL interpreter

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig has issued a mixed ruling in an elderly, deaf woman's suit against a skilled nursing facility involving allegations that she was denied an interpreter.

Federal judge dismisses nonresident claims in talc suits against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc have secured another jurisdictional victory based on a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Wage dispute against DirecTV, others appears headed toward settlement

Settlement of a seven-year-old Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit against DirecTV and others appears to have been reached, according to federal court documents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.