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Dicamba multidistrict litigation centralized to the Eastern District of Missouri

A panel on multidistrict litigation has assigned U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of the Eastern District of Missouri to oversee claims against Monsanto and others involving its herbicide dicamba.

Judge denies default judgment in Fair Credit Reporting Act claim

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig of the Eastern District of Missouri has denied a plaintiff's motion for $23,300 in default judgment in a lawsuit seeking damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Three nominees up for St. Louis County Circuit Court seat

CLAYTON— After interviewing 29 associate circuit judge candidates, the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission has given three names to Gov. Eric Greitens for consideration to fill retiring Judge Dennis Smith’s seat on the St. Louis County bench.

Judge dismisses wrongful death claim against Walgreens

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Charles Shaw has sided with Walgreens in a suit filed by the mother of an African-American teenager who claimed her son's death resulted from heightened physical and mental stress levels due to being searched at a store for potential shoplifting.

Failed banker's St. Louis attorney no longer on probation following Missouri Supreme Court order

St. Louis attorney Karl W. Dickhaus, on probation while he represented failed banker Shaun Hayes on bank fraud charges over the last two years, is no longer on probation following a Feb. 7 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Overland Park attorney no longer on probation following more than a decade of discipline

Attorney Lance M. Haley of Overland Park, Kansas, no longer is on probation following a Jan. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order thatfound he completed the terms of his probation after more than a decade of discipline.

Kansas City attorney successfully completes probation following bungled 2010 adoption case

Attorney Sanford P. Krigel of Kansas City, Missouri, no longer is on probation following a Jan. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order that found he completed the terms of his probation handed down about two years ago following a bungled 2010 adoption case.

Judge dismisses Navient's motion to dismiss lawsuit over alleged violation of Fair Debt Collections Act

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton of the Eastern District of Missouri has denied student loan provider Navient Solutions' motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

Former Normandy school teachers file age and race discrimination class action

ST. LOUIS — A group of mostly African-American school teachers in Normandy are seeking damages for alleged age and racial discrimination.

Kansas City attorney voluntarily disbarred after admitting to professional misconduct

Attorney Jeannie M. Bobrink of Kansas City, Missouri, has been voluntarily disbarred following a Jan. 30 Missouri Supreme Court order after admitting to violating multiple rules of professional conduct.

Claims made for Safeco Insurance coverage involving molestation dismissed as moot

ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey of the Eastern District of Missouri has granted a defense motion to dismiss claims of an insurer that refused to pay homeowner coverage in a molestation case.

Judge dismisses claims of out-of-state plaintiffs in Essure case

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh of the Eastern District of Missouri has dismissed the claims of 92 non-Missouri plaintiffs in product liability litigation against Bayer Corp. over its birth control device Essure.

Judge says Essure case should stay in federal court for now

Plaintiffs in Essure birth control litigation against Bayer will not be able to have their case heard in St. Louis City Circuit Court for now, but they can amend their complaint setting forth reasons why claims of dozens of out of state plaintiffs should be heard in that court.

Eastern District of Missouri issues mixed ruling in junk fax class action

U.S. District Judge Shirley Padmore Mensah issued a mixed ruling in a junk fax lawsuit being litigated in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Judge denies sanctions against ATF in mother's wrongful-death suit

A federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to produce video it may have related to a sting operation that is the subject of a lawsuit brought by a mother whose son was killed in the incident.

Eastern District of Missouri judge dismisses claims against credit information provider in FCRA suit

U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw has dismissed claims against a credit information provider in a lawsuit claiming the plaintiff was prevented from obtaining financing, suffered emotional distress and incurred attorney's fees due to alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Judge says father's claims against Teva, Actavis preempted by federal law

A federal judge has dismissed claims brought by a father who alleges his son's suicide was caused by an antinausea drug.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Eastern District of Missouri judge rejects attempt at reviving asbestos claims against dismissed defendants

U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey has rejected an asbestos claimant's request for reconsideration of an earlier decision that dismissed 14 companies on lack of personal jurisdiction grounds.

St. Louis debt-collection law firm sued over 'unlawful, abusive' practices

A class-action has been filed against a law firm that handles debt-collection cases on behalf of the Housing Authority of St. Louis County alleging the firm made false and misleading statements to renters on public assistance.