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Judge denies Missouri AG's request for sanctions against Backpage's law firm

By Scott Holland | Jun 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has rejected the Missouri Attorney General’s Office request to impose sanctions in connection with litigation concerning Backpage.com.

Judge says former Rehab Medical employee owes cost of litigation to former employer

By Scott Holland | Jun 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has ruled in favor of a company that prevailed in a legal battle against a former employee in its motion for a bill of costs.

Federal judge says quiet title suit belongs in St. Louis County court

By Scott Holland | Jun 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has determined a quiet title action belongs in state court.

Judge dismisses Zebra companies from intellectual property lawsuit for failure to state claim

By Scott Holland | Jun 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has agreed to dismiss an intellectual property lawsuit.

Judge says Florida company must face litigation from LearSchmidt in Missouri

By Scott Holland | Jun 7, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – A federal judge refused to dismiss a complaint in an asset ownership dispute, stating that the case is subject to jurisdiction in Missouri.

Judge rejects motions from defendants in Medicare fraud action

By Scott Holland | Jun 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge rejected several pretrial motions by two defendants in a Medicare fraud complaint.

Expert testimony remains in lawsuit over allegations Vioxx caused heart attacks

By Scott Holland | Jun 5, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal judge refused to strike expert testimony in a medical fault lawsuit.

Safeco cleared of providing extra payout for crash covered under Travelers policy

By Scott Holland | Jun 5, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal judge said Safeco doesn’t have to pay money to a car crash victim who collected $1 million under another carrier’s policy.

Federal judge tosses FOIA complaint against IRS

By Scott Holland | May 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal judge has dismissed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint against the Internal Revenue Service.

Judge says Safeco not obligated to let client stack UIM claims

By Scott Holland | May 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge granted partial summary judgment to Safeco in a dispute with a driver involved in a two-vehicle crash.

Judge denies restraining order request in e-store Essential Hardware ownership dispute

By Scott Holland | May 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order in a dispute over ownership of an online business.

Judge tosses suit alleging Ascension Health improperly denied disability benefits

By Scott Holland | May 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has ended a woman’s lawsuit alleging her former employer improperly denied long-term disability benefits.

Judge agrees complaints against Hobby Lobby belong in arbitration

By Scott Holland | May 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has granted Hobby Lobby’s request to move a petition for damages into arbitration.

Judge partially grants request for extra discovery in TCPA class action against American Homepatient

By Scott Holland | May 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has weighed in on a years-long dispute regarding the existence of data that might prove pivotal in Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation.

Judge finds insurer's pollution exemption to policy clears it from Anheuser-Busch asbestos settlement obligation

By Scott Holland | May 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge determined Insurance Co. of North America (INA) owes no money to Zurich American Insurance Co. stemming from the settlement of an asbestos claim.

Judge says court lacks jurisdiction in lawsuit against maker of vacuum cleaner tied to Fredericktown hair salon fire

By Scott Holland | May 29, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently agreed to dismiss a product liability lawsuit connected to a fire at a Fredericktown hair salon on jurisdictional grounds.

Judge tosses suit against Union National Life Insurance over man's cremation

By Scott Holland | Apr 19, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has dismissed a woman’s complaint against an insurance company concerning the cremation of her deceased brother.

Judge denies request for new trial in case over fatal shooting by federal agent

By Scott Holland | Apr 19, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A federal judge has denied a woman’s request for a new trial in relation to a 2012 fatal shooting by a federal agent.

Judge orders plaintiff to pay $1,900 to SSM Audrain Healthcare in discrimination case

By Scott Holland | Apr 19, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman who lost an age discrimination lawsuit still owes more than $1,900 to the defendant, according to a federal judge.

Judge dismisses legal malpractice complaint; Witness tampering plaintiff sought $2 million

By Scott Holland | Apr 19, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has dismissed a $2 million malpractice complaint a lawyer faced from a former client in a case involving a guilty plea and federal witness tampering laws.

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