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.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a telemarketing company, The Pisa Group Inc.; a newspaper company, Plain Dealer Publishing Co.; and other as-yet unknown newspaper companies for alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.
A computer programming company is suing Tri-State Equipment Co. Inc. and employees Timothy Millsap, Matthew Timme and Daniel Benninger for alleged use of copyright materials while hosting to a website.
A labor union is suing Surecut Lawncare LLC, which does business as Surecut Lawncare, Surecut Solutions and Farinella Bros. Landscaping, for alleged breach of contract for refusing to comply with a collective bargaining agreement.
CAPE GIRARDEAU — Close to 250 customers in the Hillcrest Manor subdivision will have to pay utility rate hikes of $25 to $150 per month after a ruling was upheld by the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals.
SPRINGFIELD — The Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District has upheld a decision by a lower court in favor of ConocoPhillips in a lawsuit alleging it took money from an insurance fund for the cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks.
ST. LOUIS — A defendant in a class action lawsuit over claims that talc is linked to patients developing ovarian cancer has cited a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that foreign corporations cannot be sued for events that happened out of state.