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Legal battle between companies over internet reviews takes a step forward

By Charmaine Little | Nov 17, 2018

Companies involved in a lawsuit over websites that review dietary supplements will have more time to gather evidence, a federal judge ruled.

Appeals court to decide whether to certify class action for inmates with hepatitis C

By John Breslin | Nov 15, 2018

A federal appeals court is currently considering whether to affirm a lower court's decision to certify a class action on behalf of prisoners with hepatitis C.

Court grants summary judgment against pharmacy company in Express Scripts case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, determined that a pharmacy provider breached its contract when it did not properly collect payments.

Appeals court says Zoological not entitled to summary judgement against man who intended to bring firearm to park

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

A Missouri appeals court reversed a decision to grant Zoological Park Subdistrict summary judgement in a case involving a man attending the park with a firearm.

Attorney who filed suit against nonprofit over 'dark money' says he plans to run for attorney general

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 14, 2018

Elad Gross, a Missouri-based attorney who filed lawsuits against the governor's office and a nonprofit organization alleging they were withholding information that should be accessible to the public, says he will be running for attorney general.

Appeals court affirms judgment against Kansas City regarding trash pickup rebates

By John Sammon | Nov 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals Western District recently affirmed a Platte County Circuit Court decision awarding over $10 million to plaintiffs in a class-action suit against Kansas City after the city discontinued a rebate program for trash pickup in multi-unit buildings and trailer parks.

Judge grants summary judgment to retailer in personal injury claim

By Sam Knef | Nov 12, 2018

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to retailer Menard, Inc. in a personal injury claim alleging steel pallet racks fell on a man's head.

Judges gives partial summary judgment to deputy fired when new sheriff came to town

By Sam Knef | Nov 12, 2018

A federal judge has granted partial summary judgment to a former deputy sheriff in Christian County who claims he was fired for supporting the opposing candidate in a sheriff's election in August 2015.

Mother seeks $20 million over son's death in Mississippi County jail

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A lawsuit alleging that Mississippi County jail employees tased, pepper-sprayed, beat, terrorized, punched, kneed, dog-piled and choked a detainee suffering from a psychotic episode while he was pleading for help and struggling to stay alive was filed in federal court Nov. 5.

Dermatologist sues Quincy Physicians group claiming it made billing errors

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A Marion County dermatologist employed by Quincy Physicians & Surgeons Clinic, S.C. claims the business incorrectly calculated the billing of her patients, resulting in losses over a five-year period of between $850,000 and $4.25 million.

Carshield brings trademark infringement suit to federal court

By Sam Knef | Nov 11, 2018

A trademark infringement case was filed by Carshield against, companies that are in the business of marketing and selling vehicle service contracts that cover mechanical breakdowns.

Attorney Elad Gross says lawsuits are the only way to shed light on suspicions of 'dark money' in Missouri politics

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 11, 2018

Missouri-based attorney Elad Gross is pursuing lawsuits against A New Missouri, a nonprofit linked to former governor Eric Gritens and which could allegedly be funneling what Gross calls "dark money" into political campaigns.

Court rules on plaintiff fees in Missouri church's school playground lawsuit

By John Sammon | Nov 11, 2018

Following a Supreme Court ruling that a Missouri church had been denied its constitutional rights when the state rejected its application for a playground subsidy, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri ruled on attorneys' fees and costs, roughly halving the original estimate submitted by the church.

Missouri Appeals Court asks lower court to reconsider settlement for mother in son’s wrongful death

By John Sammon | Nov 11, 2018

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Nov. 6 asked the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis to reconsider a judgement award to more equitably compensate the mother of a son killed in an auto accident.

EPA, states and tribes seek millions for cleanup costs of American Zinc, Lead and Smelting sites

By Carrie Salls | Nov 9, 2018

JOPLIN – Several federal, state and Native American entities filed a lawsuit on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleging that Blue Tee Corp., Brown Strauss Inc. and three individual defendants should be held responsible for the cleanup of hazard substances that were allegedly released at former American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Co. sites.

Female inmate alleges she was sexually assaulted by former Pulaski County Sheriff's Office employee

By Carrie Salls | Nov 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An inmate alleges in a lawsuit filed Nov. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri that she was sexually assaulted by a former Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office employee when she was being transferred to the Pulaski County Jail from the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Priest alleges discrimination in suit against St. Louis, police officer regarding arrest for sexual misconduct

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis recently filed a discrimination suit against St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Tonya LeVette Porter and the city of St. Louis alleging the defendants “destroyed the life of a promising young man and priest” after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him.

St. Louis alleges in suit against drug companies that opioids have cost city $5 million

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The city of St. Louis alleged in a lawsuit filed Nov. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri that several pharmaceutical companies have cost the city at least $5 million in connection with the manufacture and sale of opioid-containing prescription medications.

Cutco salesman says he lost a kidney after a knife cut through his sales bag and punctured his side

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former Cutco Stores worker is suing the company over allegations of negligence and strict liability after his kidney was damaged when he was punctured by one of the knives in his sales bag.

Judge denies bid to pierce corporate veil to obtain $4.1 million judgment in St. Louis parking garage case

By Sam Knef | Nov 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted a motion to dismiss a complaint that sought to "pierce a corporate veil" in order to satisfy a $4.1 million judgment against the owners of a downtown St. Louis parking garage.

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