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Failure to answer lawsuit costly for landlord, Vogler Law Firm

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division ruled in favor of a man who was evicted by his landlord and claims to have incurred 98 cents in actual costs against one of the defendants.

Judge limits trooper testimony in Toyota rollover lawsuit

A federal judge has partially denied a motion to exclude the testimony of a trooper who investigated a rollover accident that resulted in a lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation.

Court grants Medical-Commercial Audit's request to remand FDCPA case back to state court

ST. LOUIS – In a ruling made on March 19, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division remanded a case that cited the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act back to a state court as requested by one of the defendants.

Federal judge remands wrongful termination case to St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton has remanded a wrongful termination suit against Convergys Corp. brought by a worker who claims she had been retaliated against for complaining and reporting workplace policy violations back to the St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Judge denies dismissal of class action against Edward Jones

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge John A. Ross has denied a motion to dismiss a proposed class action against Edward Jones Profit Sharing and 401(k) Administrative Committee, et al. on allegations brought by employees who claim the retirement plans were run to benefit Edward Jones and its corporate partners, rather than in the interests of participants and beneficiaries.

Risperdal case remanded back to St. Louis court

ST. LOUIS – In a ruling made on March 20, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division remanded a multi-plaintiff lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Research and Development.

Court maintains claim against trucking company in I-44 crash, dismisses count against driver

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division on March 20 partially ruled in favor of a plaintiff who collided with a truck driver.

Court awards litigation costs to company sued on FCA claims

U.S. District Judge Charles Shaw has ordered the plaintiff in a False Claims Act suit to pay litigation costs incurred by her former employer.

Court denies summary judgment in Rams Personal Seat License case

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri has ruled in favor of the St. Louis Rams in a lawsuit brought by a fan who purchased a Personal Seat License.

Judge denies debt collector Professional Credit Management's request for sanctions, summary judgment

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division has denied a debt collector’s request to grant it summary judgment in a lawsuit it claims the plaintiff’s attorney knew was “frivolous.”

Court grants partial dismissal in Urban League discrimination case

ST. LOUIS – Judge Audrey Fleissig presiding in the Eastern District Court of Missouri dismissed allegations of mail fraud against the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis while granting complaints of service letter violations and allegations of employment discrimination filed by former employee Herta Martha Shikapwashya.

Express Scripts motion to dismiss monopoly case granted

ST LOUIS – A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri judge has dismissed a case against a pharmacy over allegations of breach of contract and violation of the Sherman Act.

Appeals court sides with state in property owner's objection to sound wall

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has affirmed judgment in favor of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission involving an office building owner who sought $5 million in damages over the construction of a sound wall on Interstate 64 in Chesterfield.

Sued by those it sued, Rent-a-Center wants class action sent to arbitration

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ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Rent-A-Center is asking a federal judge to send a class action lawsuit against it to arbitration.

Judge certifies FSLA class of Steak 'n Shake workers

ST. LOUIS - A federal judge has certified a class action of 46 Steak 'n Shake managers in Missouri who claim they were not paid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Court rejects Bayer’s effort to keep Essure cases in federal court

A federal judge has remanded a product liability claim brought on behalf of 94 plaintiffs from four states against Bayer Corp. over its birth control product Essure to St. Louis City Circuit Court.

Man accuses St. Peters shopping plaza operators of failing to abide by ADA guidelines

ST. LOUIS — A Johnson County, Indiana, individual is suing the owner, lessee and operator of a shopping plaza, citing alleged disability discrimination.

Twins accuse Travel Centers of America of discrimination

ST. LOUIS — African-American twins are suing an employer, citing alleged discrimination, a hostile work environment and retaliation.

Former loan coordinator accuses FortuneBank of retaliatory discharge

ST. LOUIS — A loan coordinator and administrative assistant is suing a Missouri trust corporation, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Indiana resident accuses St. Peters-based shopping plaza operators of ADA violations

ST. LOUIS — An individual with a disability is suing St. Peters shopping plaza operators, citing alleged disability discrimination.