U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division News

Environmental group granted standing in action against power plant owner

By John Breslin | Apr 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS - An environmental group has been granted the right to act on behalf of four of its members in an action against the owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Mississippi River.

Court denies requests to exclude testimony in breach suit involving Paul Beverage and American Bottling

By Marian Johns | Mar 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has denied both the plaintiff's and defendant's motions to exclude expert testimony and opinions in breach of contract case, Paul Beverage Co. Inc. v. The American Bottling Co.

Court denies Bon Appetit's motion for summary judgment on worker's retaliation claims

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District Court for the Eastern Division on Jan. 30 awarded the defendants summary judgment on race discrimination claims filed by a former Bon Appetit employee, but the employee's retaliation claim survives.

Summary judgment on unjust enrichment claim denied in dispute over St. Louis housing project

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A mixed ruling was delivered by a federal judge in a dispute involving a St. Louis residential housing project.

Eastern District of Missouri court dismisses some claims in suit over alleged loss of 1,300 bottles of wine

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A case concerning an alleged loss of $2 million worth of wine was only partially dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division on Jan. 23.

Partial summary judgment granted to Illinois Bell Telephone, others in contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has ruled in favor of local telephone companies and awarded partial summary judgment in regard to damages based on certain invoices in a dispute with competitive local exchange carriers.

Court grants Express Scripts' motion to dismiss

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 3, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, has granted defendant Express Scripts's motion to dismiss a complaint in a lawsuit brought by Heartland Medical.

Court grants Spire STL Pipeline preliminary injunction over project deadline from FERC

By Charmaine Little | Dec 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A pipeline company was able to convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division that without a preliminary injunction on a required project deadline, it would suffer irreparable harm.

Judge denies summary judgment for plaintiffs in wage class action against Steak N Shake

By Sam Knef | Dec 17, 2018

U.S. District Judge John A. Ross has denied partial summary judgment sought by a plaintiff class in a wage lawsuit against Steak N Shake.

Judge grants summary judgment in injured worker's suit against industrial equipment manufacturers

By Sam Knef | Dec 16, 2018

U.S. District Judge Ronnie White issued a mixed ruling in an injured man's workplace lawsuit against manufacturers of a set of industrial equipment that crushed his fingers.

Judge rules to exclude survey in trademark infringement case over the use of 'Blueprint'

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division ironed out a trademark infringement case surrounding the word “Blueprint” as it granted in part and denied in part a company’s motion for partial summary judgement on Nov. 29.

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.

Company that allegedly falsified condition of 1959 Mercedez Benz fails in motion to have case dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

A company that allegedly falsified a car’s features failed to get the buyer’s case against it dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.

Wrongful death settlement against St. Louis County to be settled for $60,000

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins ironed out the details of a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against St. Louis County in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division on Oct. 19.

Lawn Managers Inc. awarded more than $135,000 in trademark dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division has awarded $138,925 to Lawn Managers Inc. in a trademark dispute.

Spire STL Pipeline files for eminent domain for St. Charles County acreage

By Charmaine Little | Aug 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – On Aug. 17, natural gas company Spire STL Pipeline LLC took to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division in hopes of obtaining private property for an ongoing public project.

Insurer 'has duty to defend' Lincoln County in rights suit related to murder case, court says

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied an insurance company's claim that it was not obligated to defend Lincoln County and Detective Michael Merkel in a civil rights suit related to a murder case.

Court rules St. Louis City Public Schools failed to provide child with free and appropriate education under IEP

By Kory Oswald | Jul 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently ordered the St. Louis City Public School District to reimburse the family of a minor with autism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for costs accrued after the district failed to provide the student with an adequate education plan and environment.

St. Louis restaurant inspector can't claim discrimination over disability he never revealed

By Alex Zorn | Jul 21, 2018

ST LOUIS – A former employee for St. Louis County's Department of Public Health had his disability discrimination suit shot down last month when he failed to prove he disclosed his disability before leaving his position.

Fox Associates ordered to pay more than $100,000 in attorney fees, expenses

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Fox Associates, owners of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, have been ordered to pay more than $100,000 to plaintiffs for fees accrued in a recent lawsuit against them.

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