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

Judge sides with VA in granting summary judgment in age, race bias case

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted summary judgment against a former employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who claimed he was discriminated against when he was terminated by the agency.

American Campus Communities Services to pay $400,000 to settle student housing lease rate suit

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently ordered American Campus Communities Services (ACC) to pay over $400,000 in final approval of class action lawsuit that alleged the company falsely marketed student housing lease rates in Columbia.

Eager Road Associates granted summary judgment in False Claims Act case

By Sam Knef | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has granted a defendant named in a False Claims Act lawsuit summary judgment in a case brought by a public sector worker who alleged it was involved in a "pay-to-play" scheme.

Judge issues discovery orders in 9-year-old pre-need funeral scam case

By Sam Knef | Jun 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently issued a mixed ruling in a 9-year-old racketeering lawsuit brought by dozens of plaintiffs against more than 40 defendants involving allegations of a nationwide "pre-need" funeral services scheme.

Judge denies motion to exclude experts’ testimony in suit alleging injuries from collapse of hunter’s tree stand

By Sandra Lane | Jun 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently denied a motion for summary judgement and a motion to exclude reputed experts by defendants in a lawsuit that alleged injuries resulting from the collapse of a hunter’s tree stand.

Judge grants motion for Wellington Concrete to produce documents in ERISA case

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge granted a motion to compel post-judgment discovery in a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Federal court kept busy after $355 million funeral home verdict

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 16, 2018

A federal judge issued an order both granting and denying several motions in a nine-year-old lawsuit against more than 40 companies regarding a widespread $355 million funeral home scandal.

Insurance company seeks declaratory judgment in Ferguson fee refund case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal court is asked to decide if an insurance company has a duty to pay the legal defense costs for the city of Ferguson, which is accused of charging illegal fees.

Insurer removes $800K hail damage claim lawsuit to federal court

By Sam Knef | Jun 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An insurance company based in Rhode Island recently removed a lawsuit claiming it unreasonably denied an $800,000 hail damage claim to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.

Wrongful termination case against Silvercote remanded back to state court

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has remanded to state court a case in which a fired employee accused a company of violating his human rights.

Judge issues summary judgment in favor of St. Luke's hospital in technician's wrongful termination case

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A surgical technician employed by a hospital group with a facility in Missouri has failed in her claim that she was fired in violation of provisions of the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

Suit claiming defective table lamp caused house fire to remain in federal court

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently decided that a case involving a Missouri woman claiming her house and all its contents were destroyed in a fire caused by a defective table lamp will remain in federal court.

Federal court dismisses credit reporting lawsuit, rules it lacks personal jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently said it did not have personal jurisdiction to hear a case involving a credit reporting agency accused of misusing a consumer’s information.

Uninsured motorist coverage doesn't apply in drive-by shooting case, court says

By Erianne Leatherman | May 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently granted a motion for summary judgment from LM General Insurance Co. in a drive-by shooting case.

United seeks to move damaged wheelchair case to federal court

By Sandra Lane | May 27, 2018

United Airlines seeks to move to federal court a lawsuit accusing the airliner of damaging an expensive wheelchair.

Defendants' interpretation of insurance policies found 'unreasonable' in car accident case

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In an insurance liability case against Acuity Insurance Co. U.S. District Judge John Ross granted Acuity's motion for summary judgment, finding that a defendant’s interpretation of insurance policies is “unreasonable,” in his May 15 ruling in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division.

U.S. court in St. Louis transfers claims against defendants in animal trap patent infringement case to other courts

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division scattered an array of patent infringement claims against several defendants to different legal venues while dismissing dozens of parties for improper venue in a May 14 order.

Maplewood officials dismissed from woman's suit targeting city's nuisance law

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A recent case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Missouri - Eastern Division involving the city of Maplewood's nuisance ordinance may be of interest to advocates for domestic abuse victims, as well as public administrators, for its unusual bearing on a situation in which a battered woman had her occupancy permit revoked.

Penske wins round in Level One suit alleging improper of utilization of payment system, source code

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Eastern Division has granted a summary judgment for Penske Truck Leasing in a remaining claims regarding a case in which Level One Technologies sued Penske alleging that Penske improperly utilized Level One's payment software.

Insurer can't sue Anheuser-Busch over asbestos settlement, but it can sue fellow insurance company, court says

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

Two insurance companies battled one another in court after a client won an asbestos claim according to a May 8 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Eastern Division.

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