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Overly informative credit card receipts not enough to sustain Exxon Mobil lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Exxon Mobil Corporation and two private convenience store operators who printed more information than was necessary on customer credit card receipts.

Judge limits trooper testimony in Toyota rollover lawsuit

A federal judge has partially denied a motion to exclude the testimony of a trooper who investigated a rollover accident that resulted in a lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of defamation claim against Washington University doctor

A defamation suit that was dismissed against an oncology doctor at Washington University School of Medicine has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Media strategist picks up where law schools fall short

Law school teaches future attorneys many things about the law, but they don't teach how to market their firm or interact with the media.

Kansas law holds sway over pedestrian hit by car in Missouri

A pedestrian who was struck by a driver in a rental vehicle will not see an arbitration award of $4.1 million following a ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Missouri NFIB supports civil litigation bills, director says

JEFFERSON CITY – In the wake of a bill in Wisconsin dealing with changes to civil litigation guidelines being signed into law, Brad Jones, Missouri state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), said his organization is supportive of two similar bills introduced to the Missouri Legislature.

Court nixes $13 million award in pollution suit against Schaeffler Group USA

A split federal appeals court has nixed a $13 million punitive damages award for a woman who claimed leaked chemicals from a Missouri ball bearing plant gave her an autoimmune disorder.

Speculation not enough to prove breach in American Piping lawsuit

Court affirms dismissal of suit against American Piping Products for flawed steel tubing.

DeGroot: Plaintiffs in asbestos cases ‘raiding’ trusts; bill would prevent 'double dipping' of damage awards

ST. LOUIS – Legislation regarding asbestos transparency is on its way to approval, which would ideally both help plaintiffs receive awards for damages and prevent the other parties from being ruined by lawsuits.

$5.2 million jury verdict in bar tent collapse near Busch Stadium upheld

A $5.2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury suit involving the collapse of a bar tent near Busch Stadium in 2012 has been affirmed by an appeals court.

Summary judgment enforcing AAA Trailer Services' noncompete agreement reversed

An appeals court has reversed and remanded a finding for a commercial tractor trailer mechanical service provider in a lawsuit brought by its former mechanic.

Attorney reciprocally disciplined in Missouri following suspension in Iowa

JEFFERSON CITY – Iowa attorney Rodney H. Powell, practicing in Missouri for almost 40 years, has been reciprocally suspended following an April 3 Missouri Supreme Court order after he was suspended in Iowa for allegedly borrowing $20,000 from an elderly client.

Jefferson City attorney suspended indefinitely following loss of employment discrimination case

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Jefferson City attorney Jonathan D. McDowell has been suspended indefinitely following an April 3 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations that his failure to timely file in state court cost an airline pilot his employment discrimination case.

Court maintains claim against trucking company in I-44 crash, dismisses count against driver

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division on March 20 partially ruled in favor of a plaintiff who collided with a truck driver.

Eastern District of Missouri corrects settlement amounts in genetically modified rice case

Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has amended her decision regarding settlement amounts owed to Stearns National Bank and Amegy Bank National Association in Texana Mill Rice's lawsuit against Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice.

Interviews for 22nd Circuit judicial candidates begin April 5

Thirty-five applicants have submitted paperwork for a vacancy at the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis left by Judge Robert H. Dierker who has resigned, according to a state court official.

Missouri agrees to pay blind residents $21 million in pension fund settlement

The state of Missouri has agreed to pay $21 million to blind residents who were underpaid from a state safety net fund.

Pro se litigant's appeal of St. Louis court's decision dismissed over 'significant deficiencies'

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has denied a pro se litigant's appeal of a judgment entered against him at the St. Louis Circuit Court.

Missouri Court of Appeals issues mixed ruling in neighbors' dispute

Neighbors involved in a dispute over gravel, covenants and attorneys' fee came away from an appeals court ruling not getting results they sought.

Court awards litigation costs to company sued on FCA claims

U.S. District Judge Charles Shaw has ordered the plaintiff in a False Claims Act suit to pay litigation costs incurred by her former employer.