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POLSINELLI PAC: Polsinelli Named “Firm of the Year” in Missouri and Arizona by Benchmark Litigation

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been named “Firm of the Year” in two states, according to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 U.S. Litigation Awards. The firm earned the prestigious honor in both Missouri and Arizona.

Court tosses discrimination case against Department of Veterans Affairs secretary

By Marian Johns | Mar 18, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has granted U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie's motion to dismiss a suit filed by a federal employee who alleged he faced discrimination based on his race, gender and disability.

From Legal Newsline

Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

Overland Park attorney disbarred following guilty plea, imprisonment for tax evasion

By Karen Kidd | Jan 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Imprisoned Overland Park attorney David Ben Mandelbaum was recently disbarred following his guilty plea in Kansas last summer to federal tax evasion charges.

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

Monsanto owner Bayer will 'vigorously defend' Roundup-cancer linked lawsuits, spokesman says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 18, 2019

Herbicides like those in the popular weed killing product "Roundup" are safe to use and have been for decades, the multinational pharmaceutical and now agricultural company Bayer told the St. Louis Record in a previously released statement.

Imprisoned Liberty attorney disbarred following obstruction of justice conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Suspended Liberty attorney Robert J. Young II, currently in federal prison after being sentenced in 2018 on an obstruction of justice charge for stealing victim restitution funds, has been disbarred following a Jan. 14 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Couple must find another way to remedy IRS seizure of collectible coins, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 26, 2018

A couple who lost hundreds of thousands of collectible coins during an Internal Revenue Service seizure more than six years ago will have to find another way to get the federal government to pay them what the coins were worth, a federal judge ruled

National Railroad Passenger employee alleges shoulder injuries caused by unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A California man alleges an unsafe work environment while employed by National Railroad Passenger Corp. caused shoulder injuries.

Amtrak employee alleges knee injuries caused by unsafe working environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Las Vegas resident alleges an unsafe working environment in St. Louis caused knee injuries.

From SE Texas Record

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

From Northern California Record

As Monsanto prepares for 2019 Roundup trials, legal expert suggests choosing Ph.D-type jurors

By Amanda Robert | Dec 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - As Monsanto appeals a closely-watched case over its leading weed-killer Roundup, and readies several more cases for trial in both federal and state courts, a looming question is whether the company’s conduct is truly worthy of large punitive damages, one legal expert says.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Brand Insulations, others named in asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former laborer blames his mesothelioma diagnosis on exposure to asbestos from products during his career.

Judge allows fired junior high teacher's age discrimination case to proceed

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

A federal judge is allowing a former Delta School District junior high teacher's lawsuit against a superintendent and school board to move forward.

Train passenger sues Amtrak after allegedly slipping on icy steps

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A passenger is suing the National Railroad Passenger Corp., doing business as Amtrak, citing alleged negligence.

Commerce Bank alleged to charge unauthorized fees for debit card use

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis customer alleges a bank charges account holders a fee for using a debit card and that it is not authorized to make these charges.

POLSINELLI: Polsinelli IP Client Honored as St. Louis Region’s “Inventor of the Year”

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property client Scott Carver, president and chief executive officer of FirstSpear, has been named the 2018 Inventor of the Year in the Established Companies category by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).

Attorney sees lawyers' role in judge selection process as helping fuel rise in lawsuits in 'Sue Me State'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the significant rise in statewide lawsuits is because of the close connection between lawyers and judges.

Multiple investigations, and first suits, follow duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY - Investigations have been launched by various agencies, and civil lawsuits filed, following the Table Rock Lake tragedy on July 19.

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