U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit News

8th Circuit affirms ruling in police officer's favor in Buzz Beach Ball concert injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal appellate court has declined to reverse a judgment in a police officer's favor in a case filed by a man who allegedly was injured at a concert in Kansas City by the officer.

8th Circuit rules CitiMortgage complied with contract with Platinum Home Mortgage, reverses ruling

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling in a breach of contract case between a purchaser of mortgage loans and a mortgage loan seller finding that the purchaser complied with the contract.

8th Circuit rules suit against Merck over alleged Vioxx injuries is not time barred

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit determined a personal injury lawsuit against a medication manufacturer is indeed timely on Feb. 4.

Appeals court sides with Great American Insurance client in dispute over $1.4 million crop damage award

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a district court ruling that rejected an arbitration panel decision to award $1.4 million regarding a crop damage claim filed with Great American Insurance Company.

A court clerk and his assistant denied immunity after allegedly mistreating colleagues after elections

By Charmaine Little | Jan 20, 2019

An elected circuit county court clerk and his assistant have been denied immunity after allegedly mistreating colleagues who ran a political campaign against them, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on Jan. 8.

Appeals court says Missouri and its governor are protected via immunity in class action claiming public defenders are overworked

By Charmaine Little | Jan 20, 2019

The U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court's denial of immunity claims made by the State of Missouri and its governor in a class-action lawsuit against them.

8th Circuit Court of Appeals sides with school district in dispute over student's education plan

By Sam Knef | Jan 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling in favor of Palmyra R-I School District in a dispute over the education plan for a young student with Down syndrome.

Golf course wins summary judgement after allegedly backing out of deal with sod company

By Charmaine Little | Dec 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth District affirmed a summary judgement in favor of a golf course builder accused of breaking its contract with a sod supplier.

Pharmaceutical giant Express Scripts' motion to dismiss contract violation claims affirmed in appeals court

By Charmaine Little | Dec 18, 2018

A Manhattan pharmacy failed to state a claim in its lawsuit against the largest pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) in the nation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed in upholding a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case.

Eighth Circuit affirms class certification for Missouri inmates over Hepatitis C treatment

By Sam Knef | Dec 16, 2018

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed class certification for Missouri Department of Corrections inmates who claim they were given inadequate medical screening and care for chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) viral infections.

Appeals court upholds judgment against inmate who sued nurses for withholding multiple sclerosis treatment

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 11, 2018

An appeals court upheld a summary judgement granted in favor of medical practitioners who were sued by a prison inmate after they stopped giving him multiple sclerosis medication due to side effects.

Unregistered, uncompensated 'lobbyist' loses case against Missouri Ethics Commission over free-speech claims

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

A Missouri man accused of being an unregistered lobbyist was denied his request for a permanent injunction against the Missouri Ethics Commission in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit amid his accusations the entity violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.

8th Circuit upholds dismissal of suit over sexual assault allegations at Army medical center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Citing the United States of America’s government sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Nov. 9 affirmed the dismissal of a suit against it over allegations of sexual assault by a priest at an Army medical center.

Federal appeals panel ponders MacArthur Justice Center, ACLU hep C class action

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

Lawsuit claims denying treatment to all but the sickest inmates is "cruel and unusual punishment"

Appeals court ends discord over rightful owner of Elvis guitar

By Sam Knef | Sep 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed judgment in favor of the National Music Museum: America's Shrine to Music, in a dispute over who owns the guitar Elvis Presley played during his final tour in 1977.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of St. Louis man's eminent domain case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a St. Louis man's eminent domain case after the courts ruled that the city's Redevelopment Authority did not improperly condemn his property nor were they responsible to pay for his relocation costs.

Federal court rules that PELRA does not infringe on First Amendment rights of in-home parent caregivers

By Chandra Lye | Aug 23, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A group of parents who provide in-home care for their disabled children have lost an appeal in regards to union representation.

Appeals court denies Jeep owner's claim that automaker misrepresented safety issues

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently granted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) a summary judgment in a lawsuit claiming the automaker made misrepresentations about safety issues concerning some of its Jeep vehicles.

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.

8th Circuit partially affirms judgment in case of deputy clerk who alleged voting led to termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals partially affirmed a judgment in a case of a woman who alleged she lost her job because she voted on a Republican primary ticket instead of a Democratic one.

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