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OPINION: Bad Science at NIOSH?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Amtrak worker claims unsafe work conditions

ST. LOUIS — A train attendant is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), an interstate common carrier, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Missouri legislators taking aim at tort reform to clean up state's 'judicial hellhole' reputation

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers are considering House Bill 1578, which modifies provisions relating to civil procedures in tort claims and potentially could make it harder for plaintiffs not connected to the state to file cases here.

Missouri Lawyers Award recipient says defending case before Supreme Court a team effort

Successfully defending a case on behalf of Advocate Health Care Network before the U.S. Supreme Court was a team effort, the recipient of a 2018 Missouri Lawyers Award for her role in the high-profile case said during a recent interview.

Associated Industries of Missouri CEO says 'judicial hellhole' ranking is driving change in state

JEFFERSON CITY — The head of the oldest general business trade association in the state credits new judicial reform in Missouri for helping St. Louis drop from No. 1 to No. 3 on the 2017-18 “judicial hellhole” rankings released by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) last week.

St. Louis drops to No. 3 in 'judicial hellhole' rankings

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is ranked No. 3 on the 2017-2018 “judicial hellhole” rankings by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), but it has improved since last year when the St. Louis Circuit Court was ranked as the worst court in the nation by the group.

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.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

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.