News from June 2018

Western District of Missouri court upholds denial of woman's Social Security disability benefits

By Carrie Salls | Jun 1, 2018

KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri upheld Acting Commissioner of Social Security Nancy A. Berryhill’s decision to deny Social Security disability benefits to a claimant that an administrative law judge (ALJ) deemed capable of performing some job duties, according to an order entered on May 23.

Court grants American Family Insurance partial dismissal of payment delivery method lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Jun 1, 2018

KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri partially granted an insurance company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit related to a dispute over the delivery of insurance payments, according to a May 22 order.

Supreme Court disbars one lawyer after a decade of trouble, lets another resume his practice

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018

Jefferson City attorney Nathan James Forck has been disbarred by default and Manchester attorney Charles A. Pirrello has been reinstated following separate Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Oral agreement is valid in $690,000 breach of contract case, district court denies motion for summary judgment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 1, 2018

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in the Eastern Division determined an oral agreement was sufficient for a company claiming it was stifled out of $690,000 based on a May 22 opinion.

Insurance company asking for declaratory judgment in dog food bag design theft case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

A federal judge will have to decide if an insurance company has a duty to pay the legal defense costs for a host of defendants accused of stealing the design for a puncture-proof bag.

Lawsuit claims workers' rights violated after plant shutdown

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

​A hospital system is facing a class action lawsuit brought by a former employee who claims it violated labor laws by not providing 60 days notice of termination as required by the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

Lawsuit claims coder fired for refusing to ignore improper billing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 2, 2018

​ A Missouri medical center is facing a lawsuit brought by a former employee who is alleging wrongful discharge and unlawful retaliation after she reportedly tried to stop violations of the False Claims Act (FCA).

Driver alleged to have violated red light, cause Pelham Avenue collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver and passenger allege they were injured at a St. Louis intersection when another driver violated a red light.

RGI Enterprises alleged to owe more than $20,000 for rent for shopping center location

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A limited liability company is alleged to owe several thousand dollars in unpaid rent for a space in the St. John Crossings Shopping Center.

St. Louis University Hospital alleged to have failed to diagnose Illinois woman's brain tumor

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois couple alleges a St. Louis hospital incorrectly diagnosed the wife's brain tumor as a stroke.

Woman alleges driver entered lane, caused collision at Chain of Rocks Road intersection

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver alleges another motorist entered her lane and caused a collision in St. Louis.

Woman alleged to have disobeyed red light in Newstead Avenue crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois woman is alleged to have been using a cellphone when she disobeyed a red light at a St. Louis intersection and caused an auto accident.

Woman alleges injuries to head, hip after Utah Street collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges a driver's failure to yield caused an accident in the city.

Need Fixed alleged to owe more than $50,000 to California company

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis limited liability company is alleged to have failed to pay a balance owed to a California corporation.

Federal court dismisses credit reporting lawsuit, rules it lacks personal jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Jun 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently said it did not have personal jurisdiction to hear a case involving a credit reporting agency accused of misusing a consumer’s information.

Illinois man seeks more than $25,000 from Unique Insurance Managers, driver over collision damages

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois man is seeking damages from his insurer and an unknown driver over a collision on Interstate 55 in St. Louis.

Insured motorcycle rider alleges GEICO failed to pay claim for collision with uninsured motorist

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man alleges he was injured in a collision with an uninsured motorist and that his insurer has failed to pay his claim.

Man alleges cancer caused by asbestos in products from Dow Chemical Co., others

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges he was exposed to asbestos while living in New York and has developed lung cancer as a result.

Ultima Disaster Restoration alleges it is owed more than $35,000 for work on St. Louis property

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A contractor alleges it was not paid for improvements it performed on a St. Louis property.

Man seeks more than $25,000 from Progressive after I-44 collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An insured motorist is seeking damages from his insurer over alleged injuries incurred in an accident in Crawford County.

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