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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appeals court reverses 'stacking' decision in Geico case

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

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

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

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.