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More than $700K awarded to former owner of Wyoming gun company

Sam Knef Nov. 17, 2017, 2:41pm

A U.S. magistrate has awarded $626,528 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages plus fees and costs to a plaintiff who sued a company that allegedly crossed him after he sold it his interest in his gun business.

Judge dismisses wrongful-death claims against Taiwanese firm, subsidiary

Sam Knef Nov. 17, 2017, 2:23pm

Wrongful-death claims against a Taiwanese business and its California subsidiary over the electrocution of a worker have been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh.

Judge sides with Duracell in pink toy bunny dispute with Energizer

Sam Knef Nov. 17, 2017, 2:12pm

U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig has granted summary judgment to battery maker Duracell U.S. Operations in a trademark infringement suit it faced from competitor Energizer Brands

Judge remands personal injury case against Family Dollar to St. Louis County

Sam Knef Nov. 17, 2017, 1:54pm

U.S. District Judge Noelle Collins has remanded a personal injury case against Family Dollar Stores to St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Judge issues mixed ruling in nuisance policy suit against Maplewood

Sam Knef Nov. 10, 2017, 3:00pm

A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in the city of Maplewood's motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a former resident who was forced to vacate her apartment due to violations of a city nuisance code.

Judge dismisses former health inspector's discrimination case

Sam Knef Nov. 3, 2017, 2:47pm

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Patricia Cohen has dismissed with prejudice discrimination claims against St. Louis County and government officials that had been filed by a former health inspector.

TCPA case involving Ever app dismissed by federal judge

Sam Knef Oct. 28, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. District Judge Ronnie White has dismissed without prejudice a proposed class action brought against the owner and operator of a photo-sharing app that allows users to conserve storage space on their mobile devices.

Judge rules that debt collector's conversation with consumer did not violate FDCPA

Sam Knef Oct. 26, 2017, 12:02pm

Summary judgment has been granted to a debt collector that had been sued by a woman who claimed the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by asking for contact information after being informed that she had a lawyer.

District judge denies Allstate's motion to dismiss, grants remand in insurance agency dispute

Sam Knef Oct. 22, 2017, 8:00am

A district judge has denied Allstate Insurance Co.'s motion to dismiss a claim brought by an auto insurance agent because it failed to remove the case from state court within a 30-day window.

Judge dismisses trademark case, saying defendant lacks contacts with Missouri

Sam Knef Oct. 5, 2017, 8:00am

A copyright-infringement case alleging a competitor "has caused confusion in Missouri's senior housing marketplace" has been dismissed without prejudice.

Federal judge denies St. Louis attorney’s motion to dismiss former client’s suit

Sam Knef Oct. 4, 2017, 6:00pm

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry has denied a St. Louis attorney's motion to dismiss a case filed by a former criminal-defense client.

Judge remands Essure class action to state court

Sam Knef Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh for a second time has granted plaintiffs' request to remand a proposed class action against Bayer over its birth control product, Essure, to state court.

Judge denies temporary restraining order against St. Louis University med school resident over trademark

Sam Knef Oct. 3, 2017, 8:00am

A federal judge has denied St. Louis University's request for a temporary restraining order against a fourth-year surgical resident who created a website bearing the university's name, allegedly in violation of trademark protections.

Judge: American Family not obligated to defend Vein Centers in TCPA class action

Sam Knef Sep. 29, 2017, 2:00pm

A federal judge has ruled that American Family Mutual Insurance Co. does not have a duty to defend or indemnify Vein Centers for Excellence in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action that was decertified by another judge.

Dicamba litigation brought by Arkansas soybean farmers transferred to St. Louis

Sam Knef Sep. 29, 2017, 8:00am

A class-action lawsuit brought by soybean farmers over the herbicide dicamba has been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Judge grants partial summary judgment in ADA violation suit against gas station in Union

Sam Knef Sep. 28, 2017, 2:23pm

U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White has granted partial summary judgment to a wheelchair-bound man who is suing a Petro Mart in Union for alleged violations of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Man claims Midwest Geriatric Management withdrew employment offer after learning his orientation

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 26, 2017, 2:15pm

ST. LOUIS — A Madison County, Illinois, man is suing a Missouri-based nursing home company, citing alleged fraudulent inducement and discrimination.

Supplier claims Palmer Natural Products refused delivery of items

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 26, 2017, 2:00pm

ST. LOUIS — An ingredient supplier is suing a manufacturer of dietary supplements, citing alleged breach of contract.

Woman claims The State Life Insurance failed to honor long-term-care policy benefits

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 22, 2017, 2:40pm

ST. LOUIS — A policy owner is suing an insurance company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Father blames NuvaRing manufacturers for daughter's death

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 22, 2017, 2:30pm

CAMDEN, N.J. — A Chattanooga, Tennessee, father is suing the manufacturers of NuvaRing, citing alleged failure to warn of the harmful effects of the contraceptive.