News from December 2018

Appeals court upholds animal abuse conviction over horse's death

By Charmaine Little | Dec 1, 2018

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District affirmed the animal abuse conviction of a man whose horse died while pulling a cart.

Missouri Supreme Court rules to dismiss case against PPG Industries

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The Supreme Court of Missouri has granted a request from PPG Industries to have a negligent representation case against it dismissed.

New trial granted in wrongful death suit against Seasons Healthcare for Women, obstetrician

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri court has granted a new trial to the parents of a child who died in delivery in a negligence claim against an obstetrician.

Court denies PETA's motion for default judgment in Missouri Primate Foundation case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal district court has denied requests by both the Missouri Primate Foundation and PETA in a case involving chimpanzees.

Court grants exclusion of physician's written testimony in Gyrus Acmi case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A district court has granted a request to have written testimony from a treating physician not be included in an upcoming product liability case.

Attorney of university student allegedly abused by ex-boyfriend says university should be held liable under discrimination law

By John Sammon | Dec 1, 2018

The attorney for a student athlete suing St. Louis University (SLU) for the abuse inflicted on her by a fellow student said schools must live up to anti-harassment laws.

California man alleges unsecured manhole cover in St. Louis caused vehicle to fall in hole

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A California man alleges he was injured when his vehicle fell into a hole caused by an unsecured manhole cover.

Man shot at Mood Dessert Bar & Lounge alleges it negligently allowed patrons to carry firearms

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patron shot at a St. Louis nightclub alleges the business negligently allowed guests to carry firearms at its premises.

Phillips 66 customer alleges he needed stitches after metal cut leg

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges he needed six stitches after his leg was lacerated while pumping gas at a St. Louis station.

More than $25,000 sought from driver allegedly injured in multi-vehicle accident on I-70

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver allegedly injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in St. Louis is seeking damages from other motorists involved.

Alsco alleges Illinois company owes it more than $26,000 for textile rental agreement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis company alleges a Macon County, Illinois breached a textile rental agreement.

Woman alleges backups in Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District lines have damaged property four times

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis resident alleges she has sustained damages to her property four times as a result of backups in a sewer line.

Injured passenger seeks underinsured motorist coverage from Progressive Advanced Insurance

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis resident injured in a 2013 auto accident alleges her insurers failed and refused to pay her underinsured motorist benefits.

Man alleges disability was a factor in termination from Precoat Metals

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former employee of a St. Louis business alleges his disability was a factor in his termination.

Injured motorist seeks coverage from Geico Casualty

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois woman is suing her insurer for coverage of injuries she sustained in an auto accident in Missouri.

From Legal Newsline

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.

Court grants Monsanto motion to dismiss suit claiming Missouri man's son was denied health care benefits

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri man's lawsuit over his son being denied coverage on a work health insurance plan will continue against his insurer after the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently dismissed his claims against his employer, Monsanto.

Driver alleges St. Louis collision resulted in more than $11,000 in medical bills

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver alleges he incurred more than $11,000 in medical expenses as a result of a collision in St. Louis.

Lumiere Place Casino patron alleges it failed to pay winnings from craps game

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A casino patron alleges he had a winning roll in a craps game and the casino failed to pay him his winnings.

Driver allegedly drove at excessive rate of speed before colliding with vehicle in St. Louis

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver alleges he was injured when his vehicle was struck near a St. Louis intersection.

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