News from February 2019

Court dismisses Rams cheerleader's suit regarding injuries from accident during overseas goodwill trip

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently sided with the St. Louis Rams, now the Los Angeles Rams, in dismissing a negligence suit filed by cheerleader who was injured during a goodwill trip to Qatar in 2016.

Visually-impaired man loses bid to return discrimination suit against Bi-State Development Agency to state court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied a visually-impaired man's motion to remand his discrimination suit against the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis.

Court denies ex-worker's motion for protective order in her age, sex discrimination suit against Lohr Distributing

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied a motion for a protective order filed by a former Lohr Distributing Co. employee in her age and sex discrimination suit against the company.

Federal court grants doctor's request to send lease dispute regarding Hannibal office space back to state court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a physician's motion to remand her lease dispute with a medical group to Marion County Circuit Court.

Dohrman says his House bill aims to bring fairness to the way colleges handle sex harassment allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 7, 2019

Two highly controversial bills recently introduced in the Missouri House and Senate would give university students accused of sexual harassment and assault more rights than they have in any other state, a posting on kansascity.com said.

Appeals court sides with Great American Insurance client in dispute over $1.4 million crop damage award

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a district court ruling that rejected an arbitration panel decision to award $1.4 million regarding a crop damage claim filed with Great American Insurance Company.

Son names Foster Wheeler Energy, others in suit over mother's alleged asbestos-related injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The surviving son of a woman previously employed as a florist, bookkeeper and carpenter alleges his mother was injured by exposure to asbestos during her career.

Federal court in Kansas City orders man to pay more than $2 million for federal income taxes

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

KANSAS CITY – A final judgment of $2.3 million was entered in federal income tax liability against Missouri property owner William Phillip Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Southwestern Division on Jan. 30.

Court denies Bon Appetit's motion for summary judgment on worker's retaliation claims

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District Court for the Eastern Division on Jan. 30 awarded the defendants summary judgment on race discrimination claims filed by a former Bon Appetit employee, but the employee's retaliation claim survives.

Court denies dismissal of Great Lakes Insurance declaratory judgment action

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A defendant’s attempt to get Great Lakes Insurance SE’s declaratory judgment action against AMCO Insurance Co. and others dismissed in a federal court missed the mark on Feb. 2.

From Pennsylvania Record

No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

MCANANY VAN CLEAVE & PHILLIPS: MVP Elects New Board Members and Shareholders

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

At MVP’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on January 26th, shareholders elected Greg Goheen and Steve McManus to MVP's Board of Directors.

Passenger alleges Uber driver violated stop sign in St. Louis collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A passenger has filed suit against an Uber driver over allegations the driver violated a stop sign and collided with another vehicle in St. Louis.

St. Louis named in suit by man struck by vehicle that allegedly lost control on ice near area of water pipe repair

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A Cahokia, Illinois man has filed a suit against the city of St. Louis after he was struck by a vehicle that lost control after hitting a patch of ice.

Man alleges rear-end collision in St. Louis caused injuries to neck, shoulder

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A driver is seeking more than $25,000 in compensatory damages over a rear-end collision in St. Louis.

Individual seeks more than $25,000 from Hudson Cleaning Services after falling at St. Louis Community College

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman is seeking damages from a janitorial service provider after falling allegedly because of a recently mopped floor at a St. Louis school.

Driver allegedly violated red light in collision at St. Louis intersection

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she was injured in a collision at a St. Louis intersection caused by a driver who violated a red light.

Driver alleges Progressive Casualty Insurance refused to pay damages under uninsured motorist provision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A driver injured in a collision in Kansas City alleges that her insurance company has failed and refused to pay her benefits under her uninsured motorist policy.

More than $25,000 sought from driver who allegedly violated red light at St. Louis intersection before collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man alleges he was injured in a collision in the city when another driver violated a red light.

Woman alleges Kentucky resident failed to signal lane change in I-70 collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges a Kentucky resident struck her vehicle while attempting to change lanes on Interstate 70.

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