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8th Circuit grants transfer of labor depreciation class action

Sam Knef Oct. 17, 2017, 1:45pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an insurer's request to transfer a putative class action involving "labor depreciation" from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to the Eastern District.

8th Circuit affirms judgment in favor of Kansas City police

Sam Knef Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment in favor of Kansas City police officers in a lawsuit brought by a man charged with resisting arrest in October 2013.

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of Scottrade hacking suit

Sam Knef Sep. 5, 2017, 4:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a class-action suit against securities brokerage firm Scottrade over hacking that occurred in 2013.

Appeals panel upholds finding in favor of Cincinnati Insurance Co. in dispute involving 2010 tornado

Sam Knef Sep. 1, 2017, 2:59pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit has upheld a ruling in favor of Cincinnati Insurance Co. (CIC) over a dispute involving property loss following a devastating New Year's Eve tornado in 2010.

Appeals court issued mixed ruling in Ferguson-related claims

Sam Knef Aug. 19, 2017, 9:00am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mixed ruling in claims against police officers and the municipalities that employed them during violence that erupted following the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rules in favor of Village of Twin Oaks in dispute over free speech

Sam Knef Aug. 7, 2017, 8:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has found that an ordinance prohibiting all commercial activity in a Village of Twin Oaks neighborhood park without a permit to be constitutional.

Federal appeals court rejects immunity defense by City of Ferguson

Sam Knef Aug. 3, 2017, 12:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has rejected the qualified immunity defense put up by the City of Ferguson and its police involving the claims of Michael Brown's companion Dorian Johnson.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit allows creditors to seek claims totaling more than $5 million

Sam Knef Aug. 2, 2017, 12:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a ruling from a Nebraska federal court that denied discharging debts in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Burger King worker’s effort to raise minimum wage was protected activity, appeals court rules

Sam Knef Jul. 15, 2017, 4:00pm

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

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 10:00am

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

Sam Knef Jul. 14, 2017, 7:43am

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.

$4.5 million jury award to Marine injured in car crash upheld

Sam Knef Jul. 11, 2017, 10:00am

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.

Ponzi scheme case may cause pressure to curb lawyers trust accounts, fraud expert says

Chandra Lye Jun. 22, 2017, 8:48am

A recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling may put more pressure on legal associations and banks to reign in accounts that lend themselves to illegal activity by lawyers, a researcher says.

8th Circuit affirms summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in Ponzi scheme case

Sam Knef Jun. 14, 2017, 7:07pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for St. Louis Bank in a case brought by investors who had been scammed in what a U.S. attorney called

Appeals court says 'doc-prep' fees violate Missouri statute

Charmaine Little Mar. 25, 2017, 8:54am

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently said that “doc-prep" fees violate Missouri UPL statute and confirmed the application of the out-of-state class members in the lawsuit.

Former Sea World workers entitled to enhanced pension benefits

Sam Knef Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

&&& A group of former Sea World employees have prevailed after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals found they were entitled to enhanced pension benefits under parent company Anheuser-Busch's employee-pension plan.

Appeals court rules for school district in mother’s unlawful-restraint suit

Sam Knef Mar. 12, 2017, 8:00am

ST. LOUIS — A mother's claim that her young son had been unlawfully restrained and isolated at school in the Francis Howell School District has been dismissed by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.