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Judge reduces attorneys fees in Steak N' Shake managers class action case

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has amended part of a nearly $3 million award involving a class action suit filed by managers of Steak N' Shake restaurants.

Judge grants Ocwen Loan dismissal of one count in suit filed by Delmar Financial

By Takesha Thomas | May 17, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has dismissed a negligence claim against Ocwen Loan Servicing in a breach of contract suit.

Case over alleged radioactive contamination from West Lake Landfill sent back to state court

By Takesha Thomas | May 16, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court in St. Louis has remanded a class action suit involving alleged radioactive contamination from the West Lake Landfill back to a circuit court.

Judge tosses product liability suit against Smith & Nephew citing lack of jurisdiction

By Takesha Thomas | May 16, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A medical device company has been granted a dismissal in a product liability case filed over one of its recalled devices.

Court dismisses one charge against Delta School District in employee discrimination claim

By Takesha Thomas | May 15, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A federal court has dismissed part of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Delta School District employee against the district and others.

Judge issues mixed ruling in ADA suit against St. Louis Public Schools

By Takesha Thomas | May 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has sided mostly with a plaintiff suing St. Louis Public Schools over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Court denies Courtyard Marriott owner's motion for summary judgment in slip and fall case

By Takesha Thomas | May 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The management company for a Courtyard Marriott has been denied a request for summary judgment by a federal court in a negligence suit.

Court denies VA's request for summary judgment in medical malpractice suit

By Takesha Thomas | May 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has denied a summary judgment request by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in a medical malpractice suit filed by a man who alleged he was injured by a nurse who incorrectly inserted an intravenous needle.

Safeco Insurance will not have to pay homeowner's policy in kidnapping case

By Takesha Thomas | May 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Safeco Insurance Co. of America will not have to provide coverage under a home insurance policy in a case against a group of men who allegedly kidnapped and held an individual for ransom, a federal judge has ruled.

Court grants summary judgment to St. Louis University in discrimination case filed by former employee

By Takesha Thomas | May 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis University has been granted summary judgment in a discrimination case filed by a former employee.

Court determines insurance policy does not cover damage to church's pipe organ during repairs

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 29, 2019

Cote Brillante Presbyterian Church had filed a $700K claim for damage to the organ

Judge denies plaintiffs' motion to strike in case against Nationwide, cites failure to timely file

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 17, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has denied a motion to strike in a case against Nationwide Insurance Co. of America over allegations of vexatious refusal to pay and breach of contract.

Driver's negligence suit against US 1 Logistics, others to stay in federal court

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois woman injured after her motor vehicle was involved in an accident with a US 1 Logistics tractor-trailer has been denied a motion to remand her suit back to the St. Louis City Circuit Court.

Judge denies RAC Acceptance East's motion to dismiss FCRA suit

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 10, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a case filed by a woman who alleged several credit reporting agencies violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Jefferson City Public Schools employee loses Equal Pay claim case

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 5, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – A Jefferson City Public Schools employee who alleged he was paid less than his female counterparts has lost his case in federal court.

Judge rules Safeco Insurance not responsible for coverage of teacher's sexual misconduct allegations

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 5, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A federal judge has ruled there is no coverage under a homeowners' insurance policy for a minor's allegations of sexual misconduct against a female teacher.

Former University of Missouri professor loses appeal over antifreeze compound

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 20, 2019

A former associate professor for the University of Missouri has lost an appeal in a breach of contract and loyalty claim.

Family wins appeal against trucking company New Prime in wrongful death case

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 18, 2019

A Missouri court has reversed a trial court's motion that dismissed a wrongful death case against trucking company New Prime.

Court grants Monsanto motion to dismiss suit claiming Missouri man's son was denied health care benefits

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri man's lawsuit over his son being denied coverage on a work health insurance plan will continue against his insurer after the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently dismissed his claims against his employer, Monsanto.

Court grants exclusion of physician's written testimony in Gyrus Acmi case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A district court has granted a request to have written testimony from a treating physician not be included in an upcoming product liability case.

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