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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.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Lewis Brisbois Wichita partners Alan Rupe and Jessica Skladzien recognized by Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Wichita Managing Partner Alan Rupe and Partner Jessica Skladzien have been recognized by Best Lawyers for outstanding work in their respective fields.

Two allege STLMugshots website unlawfully asked for money to remove information

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A mugshot website has been accused of breaking Missouri law by asking for money to take down pictures that it has posted of individuals.

Widow files wrongful death suit against Hercules, others over asbestos allegations

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A widow has filed a wrongful death suit against several companies in Missouri over allegations their products caused her late husband's lung cancer.

Priest alleges minor children were harmed by lead exposure in Peru

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis priest alleges an international natural resource company that operated in a region in Peru released lead that damaged several minor children.

Damages sought from owners of metallurgical complex in Peru over minor childrens' alleged injuries

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man acting as next friend of several minor plaintiffs is seeking damages from an international natural resource company that operated in a region of Peru.

Gov. Greitens is considering three candidates for St. Louis circuit court vacancy

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is mulling three candidates, a Clayton attorney and two associate circuit judges, that the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission recommended to fill a bench vacancy left when Judge Jimmie Edwards resigned last fall.

Heirs of man who died of lung cancer blame BNSF Railway for asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Surviving heirs are suing BNSF Railway Co., Johnson & Johnson, Union Carbide Corp., and others, asbestos products manufacturers, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Missouri Supreme Court finds ConAgra not liable for worker's death

By Sara McCleary | Jan 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed a decision from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denying a woman’s workers’ compensation claim for the death of her husband at ConAgra Packaged Foods.

Owners of building that caught fire sued for wrongful death, negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 28, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Survivors of a deadly fire in St. Louis are suing multiple entities, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Former St. Louis public defender reinstated to practice law following 2007 suspension

By Karen Kidd | Nov 25, 2017

Eric Seymour Affholter, who lost his job in 2007 as head of the state public defender’s office in St. Louis over charges of marriage fraud, has been reinstated to practice law following a state Nov. 21 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Mother claims boots from BBC International had staple protruding from inside the shoe

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 9, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A mother is suing a footwear company, citing alleged negligence.

Indiana resident accuses St. Peters-based shopping plaza operators of ADA violations

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS — An individual with a disability is suing St. Peters shopping plaza operators, citing alleged disability discrimination.

Man files claim in Missouri accusing lawyers, firms of malpractice

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2017

ST. LOUIS — An individual is suing lawyers and law firms, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

St. Louis resident accuses Credit One Bank of invasion of privacy

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis consumer is suing a bank, citing alleged nuisance and invasion of privacy.

Exxon Mobil Corporation, others accused of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 4, 2017

A customer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation, Reeves Boomland Inc. and Bi-State Southern Oil Company for alleged negligence.

Federal appeals court rejects immunity defense by City of Ferguson

By Sam Knef | Aug 3, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has rejected the qualified immunity defense put up by the City of Ferguson and its police involving the claims of Michael Brown's companion Dorian Johnson.

Ballpark Village accused of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 2, 2017

An individual with a disability is suing Ballpark Village Holdings Block 350 LLC for alleged disability discrimination.

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