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Missouri Democratic Party takes its lieutenant governor to the Supreme Court

By Kory Oswald | Jul 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Democratic Party is taking its case to the Missouri Supreme Court after a Circuit Court judge dismissed its lawsuit challenging Gov. Mike Parson’s choice for the state’s lieutenant governor.

St. Louis restaurant inspector can't claim discrimination over disability he never revealed

By Alex Zorn | Jul 21, 2018

ST LOUIS – A former employee for St. Louis County's Department of Public Health had his disability discrimination suit shot down last month when he failed to prove he disclosed his disability before leaving his position.

Former VA worker's suit cites retaliation, gender bias at health clinic in Mount Vernon

By William Sassani | Jul 19, 2018

JOPLIN – A former male employee of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic in Mount Vernon recently filed a federal suit against the department alleging retaliation, gender discrimination and a hostile work environment leading up to the termination of his employment.

Court grants Atkins Nutritionals' motion for summary judgment regarding labeling on two of five diet bars

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

Atkins Nutritionals, which makes weight control nutrition products, was partially successful in its motion for summary judgment in a case alleging false labeling on its diet bars.

Customer's suit against Tuesday Morning over alleged fire-causing lamp thrown out

By William Sassani | Jul 18, 2018

Customer's suit against Tuesday Morning over alleged fire-causing lamp thrown out

Jefferson County couple's suit claims equipment used during husband's heart surgery 'colonizes' bacteria

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man who suffered a bacterial infection when he underwent heart surgery in 2016 recently filed a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturers whose equipment was used during his procedure claiming he suffers from night sweats, fevers, weakness, pain, discomfort, impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.

American Family claims it has no duty to defend contractor in grain facility construction dispute

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – American Family Mutual Insurance Co. is seeking declaratory judgment in a dispute with its insured who was sued for breach of contract in the construction of a grain storage and distribution facility near Palmyra.

EPA brings action against farming operation over anhydrous ammonia releases

By Sam Knef | Jul 16, 2018

MFA Inc., an agricultural cooperative, unlawfully released anhydrous ammonia that injured residents and employees near their facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims in federal court.

Affiliated FM Insurance moves St. Louis Railway case to federal court

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 15, 2018

Affiliated FM Insurance Company on July 10 removed a water damage case from a Missouri Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri due to federal diversity jurisdiction.

Class-action suit involving Children’s Mercy Hospital moved to federal district court

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 13, 2018

A putative class action lawsuit involving Children’s Mercy Hospital was recently removed from the Jackson County Court to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division.

Johnson & Johnson will appeal verdict in billion dollar talc judgement

By John Sammon | Jul 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Johnson & Johnson officials pledged to appeal a $4.69 billion court judgment against them the day after a trial in which 22 women plaintiffs won a landmark case accusing the company of causing their ovarian cancer from use of baby powder containing asbestos.

Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

St. Louis jurors hit J&J with $4.69 billion verdict - $4.1 billion in punitive damages

By Ann Maher | Jul 12, 2018

Jurors hammered Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict that includes more than $4.1 billion in punitive damages over claims that asbestos in talcum powder products caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer.

Judge grants Mars Petcare’s motion for summary judgment in FMLA suit

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 12, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division, recently granted Mars Petcare’s motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference and retaliation.

J&J talc trial wraps up: Attorneys accuse each other of fake science in closing arguments

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.

Defense witness calls Lanier evidence circumstantial in final week of J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Jul 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In the final week of trial alleging Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer, the defense again fought back that the disease came from other causes, while the plaintiffs’ attorney said the defendants were dodging the truth.

Plaintiffs’ attorney says Johnson & Johnson took easy testing route in talc trial

By John Sammon | Jul 9, 2018

During questioning of a witness for the defense, the attorney for 22 women suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for the baby powder they alleged contained asbestos and gave them ovarian cancer, portrayed a company that didn’t want to find out its talc contained asbestos and used a less stringent method of testing.

Three attorneys disciplined in separate Missouri Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jul 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – The Missouri Supreme Court recently handed down disciplinary actions against three attorneys; one was disbarred, another suspended and the third placed on probation.

Patient disclosure sparks testy exchange in J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Jul 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A gynecological oncologist called by Johnson & Johnson disputed an allegation he was engaging in a conflict of interest in withholding information from some of the 22 women suing the company over its baby powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer----by not telling them he was testifying against them in court.

Proposed class action over fees charged for medical records removed to federal court

By Sam Knef | Jul 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY – HealthPort Technologies and Centerpoint Medical Center of Independence recently removed a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges they wrongfully charge fees in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division.

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