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Appeals court upholds $4 million award in employment discrimination case

Sam Knef Nov. 17, 2017, 3:07pm

A split panel of appeals court judges at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District delivered a split decision Nov. 7 in a former administrative law judge's (ALJ) employment discrimination case.

Appeals court transfers deer regulation challenge to state Supreme Court

Sam Knef Oct. 21, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether new conservation regulations designed to limit the spread of disease in deer are enforceable.

Missouri appeals court rules for asbestos defendant in case against excess insurers

Sam Knef Oct. 19, 2017, 5:06pm

A company that designs, installs and distributes pressure valves for refineries and chemical plants has mostly prevailed in challenges brought by "excess insurers" who were ordered to pay defense costs in asbestos litigation at St. Louis City Circuit Court.

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

Ann Maher Oct. 19, 2017, 3:29pm

A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

Taxpayer gets another $17 back from city of St. Louis for court costs

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

A man who was ordered to pay $177 in court costs in the city's pursuit of $269.87 in delinquent personal property taxes, will recover another $17 for overpaying what he was assessed.

Appeals court sides with MHTC in claims of malfunctioning traffic signals

Sam Knef Sep. 23, 2017, 9:26am

A jury verdict in favor of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) involving allegations that malfunctioning traffic signals led to an auto collision will stand, an appeals court ruled.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District overturns directed verdict for defendant in auto accident case

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

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed and remanded an auto injury case that was tried in St. Louis County Circuit Court, finding that Judge Tom DePriest Jr. erred in granting a directed verdict in favor of the defendant. The appellate court held that a jury could have

Marion County wrongful death claim to get another review by Missouri Supreme Court

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

A woman's wrongful death claim involving the care of her late husband will get another review by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Appeals court sides with cemetery that refused St. Louis judge's order to disinter

Sam Knef Aug. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

A cemetery association that sought relief from a $2,500-per-day fine and a court order to disinter the remains of a Ukrainian-born mathematics teacher has found a jurisdictional matter settled at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Fifth-grader seeking admission in St. Louis charter school lacks standing in suit, court rules

Sam Knef Aug. 11, 2017, 8:00am

An African-American elementary school student whose family moved to the county is not eligible to attend a charter school inside city limits, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

Missouri Court of Appeals denies appeal in dispute over legal malpractice claim

Sam Knef Aug. 10, 2017, 8:00am

A Missouri appeals court has dismissed an appeal brought by a couple who sought money from an insurer that had covered their attorney, who was disbarred for defrauding clients.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District orders rescue dog returned to adoptive family

Sam Knef Aug. 9, 2017, 12:49pm

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reunited a dog with its owner, Jamie Patterson.

Independent Taxi Drivers Association 'optimistically' awaiting appeal ruling

Glenn Minnis Aug. 2, 2017, 8:00am

The Independent Taxi Drivers Association is “optimistically” awaiting a judge’s imminent appeal ruling in its ongoing battle with the Metro Taxicab Commission over the issuance of taxi permits.

Appeals court favors St. Louis Community College in tuition rate dispute

Sam Knef Jul. 27, 2017, 8:00am

A non-U.S. citizen living in Missouri under a program that provides reprieve from being removed from the country must pay the international tuition rate if she wants to attend St. Louis Community College (SLCC).

Missouri appeals court reverses judgment voiding marriage

Sam Knef Jul. 22, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has reversed a lower court's decision to void a marriage sought by a husband who learned that his wife was still legally married to someone else when they tied the knot 12 years ago.

A.L.L. Construction allegedly failed to provide monthly reports

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 21, 2017, 3:04pm

ST. LOUIS — Trustees of a labor group are suing a construction company, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

TCPA class action against marketer Vein Centers for Excellence decertified

Sam Knef Jul. 17, 2017, 3:19pm

The defendant's move for summary judgment followed, as did a request for statutory damages for 35,211 unsolicited fax transmissions, which could have netted plaintiffs up to $17.6 million.

Appeals court sides with Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in dispute over permits

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Independent Taxi Drivers Association has lost a battle against the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission in a dispute over the issuance of taxi permits.

Nurse's wrongful termination suit can proceed against Rancho Manor Healthcare

Sam Knef Jul. 7, 2017, 10:59am

An appeals court has reinstated a nurse's wrongful termination case against Rancho Manor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant.

Appeals court reverses 'stacking' decision in Geico case

Sam Knef Jul. 2, 2017, 10:00am

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has sided with Geico Casualty Co. in the insurer's appeal of a summary judgment that allowed