Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District News

Primerica seeks court's help regarding life insurance claim made by woman charged with muder

By Charmaine Little | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Primerica Life Insurance Co. is seeking a court's help regarding a claim for life insurance benefits filed by a woman who has been charged with a first-degree murder in connection with her husband's death.

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.

Charter Communications seeks move ex-employee discrimination case to federal court

By Amanda Thomas | May 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Charter Communications LLC filed a notice May 11 to remove a former employee’s discrimination complaint from St. Charles County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

SKU Foods faces a (Soozies) Doozy of a lawsuit

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

SKU Foods LLC is being sued in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by an entrepreneur who alleges she was duped into selling her share of the Soozie’s Doozies cookie business.

Woman claims Manhattan Project caused her cancer

By Amanda Thomas | May 20, 2018

​A Florissant woman has filed a lawsuit against a biopharmaceutical company and chemical-producing corporation for alleged negligence related to the disposal of “hazardous, toxic, and radioactive materials” near residential neighborhoods in St. Louis County.

Court of Appeals dismisses appeal in case involving conservator of woman’s estate

By Erianne Leatherman | May 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri appellate court judge has dismissed an appeal in a case involving a conservator of a disabled, incapacitated woman’s estate.

Missouri appeals court affirms award of over $600,000 in personal injury suit

By Erianne Leatherman | May 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri appeals court has affirmed a trial court judgment awarding Johnson Controls more than $600,000 for legal expenses linked to a personal injury lawsuit.

Appellate court dismisses appeal in legal officer case

By Erianne Leatherman | May 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS - A Missouri appellate court has dismissed an appeal from an assistant legal officer against a political subdivision amid a dispute about alleged unpaid legal fees.

Man seeks class action against Costco for shortchanging members who cancel

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 28, 2018

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale alleging that the mega-warehouse retailer illegally reimburses part of store memberships instead of the entire price as stated in company policy.

Judge affirms $600,000 award to Johnson Controls for legal costs in slip and fall case

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 22, 2018

A Missouri appellate court judge has affirmed a trial court’s judgement to award Johnson Controls over $600,000 for its legal expenses related to a personal injury lawsuit.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of defamation claim against Washington University doctor

By Sam Knef | Apr 21, 2018

A defamation suit that was dismissed against an oncology doctor at Washington University School of Medicine has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Legal malpractice ruling in favor of attorney upheld by Missouri Court of Appeals

By Sam Knef | Apr 18, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has upheld a ruling in favor of a lawyer who had been hired and later sued by former real estate agents whose licenses were revoked for preparing financing applications that contained false information about buyers' ability to repay.

$5.2 million jury verdict in bar tent collapse near Busch Stadium upheld

By Sam Knef | Apr 10, 2018

A $5.2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury suit involving the collapse of a bar tent near Busch Stadium in 2012 has been affirmed by an appeals court.

Summary judgment enforcing AAA Trailer Services' noncompete agreement reversed

By Sam Knef | Apr 10, 2018

An appeals court has reversed and remanded a finding for a commercial tractor trailer mechanical service provider in a lawsuit brought by its former mechanic.

$1.5 million Spaceball injury verdict upheld by appeals court

By Sam Knef | Apr 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury verdict in favor of a man who fell from the Spaceball human gyroscope ride at a Hillsboro community event in 2012.

Interviews for 22nd Circuit judicial candidates begin April 5

By Sam Knef | Apr 2, 2018

Thirty-five applicants have submitted paperwork for a vacancy at the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis left by Judge Robert H. Dierker who has resigned, according to a state court official.

Appeals court affirms St. Louis court’s decision in family trust dispute

By Sam Knef | Mar 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has affirmed a trial court's judgment involving a trust dispute among seven adult siblings.

Pro se litigant's appeal of St. Louis court's decision dismissed over 'significant deficiencies'

By Sam Knef | Mar 28, 2018

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has denied a pro se litigant's appeal of a judgment entered against him at the St. Louis Circuit Court.

SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

By Karen Kidd | Mar 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

ADA case against Dierbergs survives motion to dismiss

By Sam Knef | Mar 16, 2018

U. S. District Judge Richard Webber has denied Dierbergs Four Seasons' motion to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim brought by "serial plaintiffs" with "extensive litigation histories across the country" and at the Eastern District of Missouri.