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Federal judge dismisses Logan University students’ claims of sexual harassment

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

A federal judge threw out a sexual harassment suit brought by two students at a chiropractic school on July 31.

From Legal Newsline

Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.

Judge denies motion for new trial in Children's Mercy Hospital wrongful termination suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Despite a plaintiff’s allegations that there were 10 reasons why she should be granted a new trial, U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith denied the motion July 9.

Judge denies Monsanto’s motion for interlocutory appeal in herbicide lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied Monsanto's motion for interlocutory appeal regarding a lawsuit accusing Monsanto of creating an “ecological disaster” involving dicamba-tolerant seed.

Federal court dismisses Diabetic Care RX and Express Scripts lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge dismissed a contract dispute between Diabetic Care RX and Express Scripts, citing a binding arbitration agreement.

Lesbian couple files discrimination suit against Friendship Village senior living community

By Sandra Lane | Jul 29, 2018

The two women claim they were denied an apartment, after being questioned about the nature of their relationship.

Davol and Bard, makers of mesh implant, face gross negligence, fraud claims after surgery patient allegedly is injured

By Sandra Lane | Jul 28, 2018

The lawsuit claims a history of infection, organ damage and death in patients implanted with the device.

Missouri judge rules on multiple disputes related to Water Tower Place foreclosure

By Sandra Lane | Jul 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Senior U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber recently granted a request by Alliant Tax Fund and Alliant Tax Credit for a preliminary injunction against Paul Weismann and NTD I in a case involving multiple claims by both parties over a limited partnership agreement.

Judge denies motion to exclude experts’ testimony in suit alleging injuries from collapse of hunter’s tree stand

By Sandra Lane | Jun 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently denied a motion for summary judgement and a motion to exclude reputed experts by defendants in a lawsuit that alleged injuries resulting from the collapse of a hunter’s tree stand.

Appeals court affirms settlement in Target customers data breach case

By Sandra Lane | Jun 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A three-judge panel in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the rulings of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minneapolis regarding the settlement of claims related to Target customers whose data was breached.

United seeks to move damaged wheelchair case to federal court

By Sandra Lane | May 27, 2018

United Airlines seeks to move to federal court a lawsuit accusing the airliner of damaging an expensive wheelchair.

Missouri man claims he was libeled in blog posts

By Sandra Lane | May 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In a civil case involving social media, Michael Henry Blank of Chesterfield, Missouri, filed a complaint on May 21, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, against two unnamed people who allegedly had been defaming him on the internet.

Eastern District of Missouri issues mixed ruling in case over herbicide, dicamba-tolerant seeds

By Sandra Lane | May 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. on April 13 granted in part and denied in part BASF’s motion to dismiss a case involving the company’s liability for planting seeds that were not responsive to certain herbicides.

Federal judge denies Sho-Me electric cooperative's motion in dispute in landowners

By Sandra Lane | May 7, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on April 10 ended an electric power company's efforts to avoid the massive damages awarded to landowners as a result of its placing a fiber optic cable on its electric transmission easement across a class member’s land for telecommunications purposes.

Former USDA employee's claims of fraud, outrageous conduct dismissed in wrongful discharge suit

By Sandra Lane | May 6, 2018

A federal judge has partially granted a motion to dismiss a former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee's lawsuit that alleged she was forced to take early medical retirement when other employees purportedly were allowed to work at home until they retired.

Judge: Main defendant in auto auction lawsuit 'pierced corporate veil'

By Sandra Lane | May 5, 2018

A lawsuit involving a scheme to purchase wholesale used cars at auction and not pay for them was brought before Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

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