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

By David Hutton | Jan 10, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Dec 20, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Dec 13, 2017

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 5, 2017

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

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 5, 2017

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.

Companies accused of not warning workers of asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 9, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Surviving heirs are suing companies that used or manufactured asbestos products, citing alleged negligence.

Husband claims he developed asbestos-related diseases after working for Missouri companies, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing multiple corporations for alleged failure to warn of the dangerous effects of asbestos.

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 7, 2017

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

By John Breslin | Nov 2, 2017

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 man claims he developed lung cancer due to asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A husband and wife from Missouri are suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Texas couple claims Missouri company, others should have known of asbestos risks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 10, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Texas residents are suing multiple corporations, citing alleged failure to protect and failure to warn of the dangerous effects of asbestos.

Heirs allege Missouri-based companies, others didn't warn workers of asbestos risks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 4, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Heirs are suing a number of corporations, citing alleged failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

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

By Karen Kidd | Sep 11, 2017

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.

Missouri couple claims corporations failed to warn of the effects of asbestos

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing multiple corporations, citing alleged failure to protect and failure to warn of the dangerous effects of asbestos.

USCIS accused of unlawfully delaying immigration application

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 3, 2017

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2017

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.

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 27, 2017

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 25, 2017

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

By STL Record | Jun 24, 2017

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

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