News from February 2019

Metro bus passenger seeks more than $25,000 after allegedly slipping on ice on bus steps

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges ice on the steps of a Metro bus caused her to fall and incur more than $11,000 in medical damages.

Former laborer files suit against 4520 Corp., others over allegations of asbestos-related injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges exposure to asbestos during her career with Pennsylvania employers caused her to develop lung cancer.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Appoints New Co-Chairs for Women’s Leadership Initiative

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has selected Shareholders Margaret Parnell Hogan (Denver) and Jennifer Youpa (Dallas) as the new co-chairs of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), succeeding founding members Linda Headley (Houston) and Dionysia Johnson-Massie, (Atlanta) who will continue to focus on their full-time practices.

Damages sought from Agency for Community Transit over St. Louis auto accident

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 13, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges the negligence driver of an Agency for Community Transit bus caused a collision with her vehicle in the city.

Driver allegedly failed to stop at stop sign at St. Louis intersection before collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 13, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she was injured in an auto accident in St. Louis caused by a driver who drove through a stop sign at an intersection.

Court sides with insurers in dismissing Thomas Farms' lawsuit regarding rice crop losses

By Charmaine Little | Feb 13, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently dismissed a southeast Missouri farming company's suit against two insurers and their agent regarding damage to the company's rice crop.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Travis Kearbey Joins Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis

By Press release submission | Feb 14, 2019

We are proud to announce the addition of Partner and Deputy Leader of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice, Travis R. Kearbey. A member of the firm’s St. Louis office.

Cadillac owner alleges driver's negligence caused more than $6,000 in damages

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A Cadillac owner alleges she incurred more than $6,000 in damages to the vehicle in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver.

Insured motorist is suing American Family Mutual Insurance over allegations of vexatious refusal

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A driver injured in a collision near Perryville alleges she is entitled to $50,000 in benefits from her insurer and it only offered her $25,000.

Former forklift operator for Tension Envelope alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A man formerly employed as a forklift operator and materials handler alleges exposure to asbestos while he was employed by a Kansas City business caused him to develop mesothelioma.

Two individuals allege State Farm Fire and Casualty failed to pay uninsured motorist benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Two individuals injured in a collision in St. Charles allege their insurer failed to pay them for damages under the uninsured motorist provision of their policy.

Patient files negligence suit against SSM-SLUH, doctor over stroke

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges she suffered a stroke during a medical procedure she claims was not necessary.

Driver alleges Safeco Insurance Co. of Illinois breached contract with benefit denial

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – An insured driver alleges his insurance company has failed to pay him benefits under the underinsured portion of his insurance policy.

Suit filed against C.R. Bard over allegations mesh device caused injury

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Several individuals have filed a complaint over allegations that a mesh device used in surgeries caused them injury.

Motorist alleges Allstate Fire and Casualty refused to pay him benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – An insurance company is alleged to have refused to pay a man the benefits he is entitled to in a claim over injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Consumers allege new Ford pickup truck caught on fire within days of purchase

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis company is seeking damages from Ford Motor Co. and a dealership over allegations they failed to warn of a defective condition of a new truck they purchased, which caught on fire.

Proponents of venue reform say out-of-state claimants have 'gamed' St. Louis city courts

By Record News | Feb 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking for the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers in opposing a bill that would tighten jurisdiction over civil suits, injury attorney Brett Emison argued that cities produce better trials because jurors have time and resources to sit for weeks, whereas jury prospects in rural counties have to get their crops in.

Court dismisses Pharmacy First's antitrust suit against Express Scripts

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a motion by Express Scripts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wholesale Alliance, doing business as Pharmacy First, claiming tortious interference and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

8th Circuit rules suit against Merck over alleged Vioxx injuries is not time barred

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit determined a personal injury lawsuit against a medication manufacturer is indeed timely on Feb. 4.

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