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Geek Hoodies owner allegedly duped

ST. LOUIS — The owner of an online clothing company is suing its previous Australian owners, citing alleged misrepresentations and fraudulent omissions.

Former Amtrak employee claims she suffered knee, back injuries due to repetitive car movements

ST. LOUIS — A former on-board service attendant is suing a common carrier operator, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Blows to talc plaintiffs in Missouri as $72 million award overturned, another trial halted

JEFFERSON CITY – Plaintiffs involved in two talc-related cases being heard in Missouri suffered recent blows with a reversal of a $72 million award and the halting of a trial due to begin last month.

Missouri's improved legal climate not captured in national poll conducted in spring

Missouri's efforts at tort reform this past summer didn't factor in a national poll released this week that ranks states by their legal climate. The state, however, still saw a slight improvement.

USCIS accused of unlawfully delaying immigration application

A St. Louis resident is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Secretary of DHS John F. Kelley for an alleged unlawful delay in an application for permanent residency.

St. Louis resident alleges government agencies unlawfully delayed application for residency

WASHINGTON — A Bosnian citizen living in St. Louis is suing government agencies, citing alleged unlawful delay of application for citizenship.

Transportation clerk alleges she was injured while employed at National Railroad Passenger Corp.

ST. LOUIS — A transportation clerk is suing a railroad corporation, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Amtrak clerk holds rail transportation company responsible for health issues

ST. LOUIS — A transportation clerk is suing a railroad corporation, alleging negligence in keeping the workplace safe for employees.

Amtrak allegedly failed to keep workplace safe, causing injury to employee

ST. LOUIS — An employee is suing a rail travel service, alleging negligence for an unsafe workplace.

Due to high court ruling, mistrial declared in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

A multiplaintiff complaint against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a mistrial after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling on a similar case, altering the outcome of the lawsuit targeting consumer talc products distributed by the defendant and its contracted distributors.

Labor Department says Missouri Freight Equipment owner mishandled withholdings

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Secretary of Labor is suing the president/director of Missouri Freight Equipment, alleging violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Express Scripts claims Kaleo failed to pay rebates, fees

ST. LOUIS — Pharmacy benefit managers are suing a pharmaceutical company citing alleged breach of rebate agreements.

Supreme Court upholds law allowing health insurance companies to recover funds from clients

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a decision of a Missouri court, ruling that a health insurance company has the right to use a lien on client’s funds.

Appeals court dismisses challenge related to DOC document request

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District dismissed an appeal related a Sunshine Law document production request after the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, ruled on an identity protection issue and ordered a stay.

U.S. Supreme Court grants additional time for Missouri to appeal egg case

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's attorney general has been granted additional time to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court against California laws and regulations that don't allow the sale of eggs from chickens too closely confined.

Analysis shows more asbestos litigation filed in St. Louis courts in 2016

St. Louis is the fourth-most popular court system for asbestos lawsuits, with several factors earning the city a designation as a maturing jurisdiction, according to a recent analysis of 2016 filings by KCIC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm.

Bill that would limit venue shopping advances without pro-attorney amendment

A bill aimed at rehabilitating Missouri’s reputation as a “judicial hellhole” and magnet for frivolous lawsuits passed the Missouri House of Representatives this month, but not before a GOP lawmaker and trial attorney tried to amend the measure they said was overkill.

Legal watchdog group applauds Missouri Supreme Court ruling limiting lawsuit tourism

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that unless the state was the main place of business for companies filing a lawsuit, Missouri courts do not have jurisdiction over their tort complaints.

Justice reform groups continue push for venue, jurisdiction bills in Missouri Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling regarding jurisdiction that looks like a win for the business community doesn’t negate the need for legislation reforming the way the state’s courts settle venue and joinder matters, civil justice reform advocates say.

Missouri legislature advances tort reform measures

JEFFERSON CITY — With a Republican now occupying the governor’s office, many Missouri lawmakers hope 2017 will be the year the state sheds its “judicial hellhole” reputation and enacts far-reaching tort reform legislation.