News from January 2017

Next talc-cancer case scheduled in St. Louis Feb. 6; Trial set after J&J loses jurisdictional appeal

By Karen Kidd | Jan 24, 2017

ST. LOUIS – The latest lawsuit in the nation's controversial talc-related litigation center is set to begin in St. Louis next month with more than 60 women and family members seeking damages against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson.

Kansas City church wins digital sign court battle

By Russell Boniface | Jan 30, 2017

KANSAS CITY — Antioch Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri, has won a dispute over whether it violated an ordinance prohibiting digital signs in residential areas.

Missouri announces preliminary injunctions in alleged bankruptcy services scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced preliminary injunctions against Beverley Diltz, Critique Services LLC, Renee Mayweather, Dean Meriweather and Robert Dellamano after allegations of violating the state’s Merchandising Practices Act.

Missouri AG takes action against 5 Star Paving over allegations of violating consumer laws

By STL Record | Jan 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a civil lawsuit against 5 Star Paving, Christopher Haynes, Charles Haynes, Nancy Haynes and Randy Williams over allegations of violating state consumer laws by taking money for asphalt jobs and then failing to complete promised work.

Missouri Attorney General warns consumers about fraudulent IRS scam calls

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that his office has received close to 200 complaints in May about scam Internal Revenue Service calls targeting mid-Missouri.

Class action attorney urges consumers to research pre-paid debit card brands

By Karen Kidd | Jan 30, 2017

Caveat emptor, the old Latin saying "let the buyer beware," is good advice for prepaid debit card purchasers, an attorney for a Missouri man suing a prepaid debit card company says.

Missouri trial lawyers respond to St. Louis' 'hellhole' designation

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The president of Missouri's plaintiffs lawyer organization says an annual report that this year singled out St. Louis as the jurisdiction most in need of legal reform is designed to scare state lawmakers.

St. Louis law firm Capes Sokol names Monsanto defense attorney as shareholder

By Dawn Geske | Jan 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Attorney Adam E. Miller has joined the law firm of Capes Sokol as a shareholder of the company.

Ballwin resident claims Wellpoint denied disability without due cause

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A Ballwin woman is suing Wellpoint Flexible Benefit Plan and Anthem Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Caruthersville man claims Regions Bank violated phone call laws

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2017

CAPE GIRARDEAU — A Caruthersville man is suing Regions Bank, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Hookah manufacturer claims Tiger Accessories sold counterfeit products in Missouri

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A hookah manufacturer is suing Tiger Accessories Inc., citing alleged trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition.

St. Louis woman claims Fenstar-Martens Holding Company failed to pay overtime

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis resident and former employee of Fenstar-Martens Holding Company, d/b/a Enterprise Medical Recruiting and/or Enterprise Medical Services, is suing the company and Neal Fenstar, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Italian company seeks payment from Chesterfield-based American Piping Products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS — An Italian manufacturer is suing Chesterfield-based American Piping Products Inc., citing alleged breach of contract.

Missouri Supreme Court taps Frawley as 45th Circuit Court judge

By Christopher Knoll | Jan 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A 26-year veteran of the Missouri’s 22nd Judicial Circuit has been tapped by the state’s Supreme Court to temporarily replace suspended Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer of the 45th Circuit Court.

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