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Legislator leading charge against Missouri venue reform gets big bucks from lawyers

By Record News | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – In four years lawyers gave $373,391 to campaigns of state Sen. Scott Sifton, whose amendment to a joinder bill would grant trials to plaintiffs in courts where the Supreme Court ruled they don’t belong.

Legislator leading charge against Missouri venue reform gets big bucks from lawyers

By Record News | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – In four years lawyers gave $373,391 to campaigns of state Sen. Scott Sifton, whose amendment to a joinder bill would grant trials to plaintiffs in courts where the Supreme Court ruled they don’t belong.

Sen. Ed Emery confident bill putting limits on awards for multiple plaintiffs will pass House

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Sen. Ed Emery told the St. Louis Record he's optimistic that Senate Bill 7, which aims to put a limit on large awards for cases where multiple plaintiffs combine lawsuits, will pass in the state's House of Representatives.

Attorney: Impact of Supreme Court's recent ruling on joinder is limited

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision regarding a talc lawsuit could help reduce the liability that Johnson & Johnson faces in light of allegations that its talc products could cause cancer.

Merger of St. Louis city-county would dissolve court where mass litigation has taken root

By Record News | Mar 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS - Merger of St. Louis city and county would shut down one of the nation’s most wide open courts, as the 22nd Judicial District would cease to exist under the current “Metro City” merger plan.

Court grants plaintiffs leave to amend complaint against Walmart over glucosamine supplements

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted the plaintiffs a leave to amend their complaint in a suit against Walmart over an allegedly deceptive label on a glucosamine dietary supplement.

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.

Consumer alleges Monterey Mushrooms product label falsely states it does not contain preservatives

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges the label on a brand of marinated mushrooms deceptively claims that the product does not contain preservatives.

Consumer alleges type of Lindsay Naturals olives falsely advertised as having no preservatives

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 1, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges Lindsay Naturals Spanish Manzanilla Olives are falsely advertised as having no preservatives.

Consumer alleges Glory Foods black-eyed peas product is falsely advertised as having no preservatives

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a canned vegetable is falsely advertised as having no preservatives.

Judge declines to dismiss potential class action, reasons Bristol-Myers Squibb decision does not apply

By John Breslin | Jan 29, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of mass tort actions does not apply to class filings yet, a Missouri federal court has ruled.

Consumer alleges Sunrise Foods' sriracha sauce is not all natural because it contains xanthan gum

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 24, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a brand of sriracha sauce is not all natural as labeled.

Missouri Chamber's 2019 agenda includes venue reform and punitive damages cap

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 2, 2019

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is promoting a 2019 legislative agenda it hopes will make for more principled local judicial systems.

Consumers file suit over Dr. Pepper/Seven Up's ginger claims on Canada Dry sodas

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Four individuals have filed a potential class action suit over allegations that Canada Dry Ginger Ale only contains a minimal amount of processed ginger flavoring compound.

Judge denies summary judgment for plaintiffs in wage class action against Steak N Shake

By Sam Knef | Dec 17, 2018

U.S. District Judge John A. Ross has denied partial summary judgment sought by a plaintiff class in a wage lawsuit against Steak N Shake.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Career Counseling alleges Minnesota companies sent faxes without permission

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A staffing company alleges two Minnesota companies sent it unsolicited faxes.

Judge stands by order dismissing ERISA class action against Mercy

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry has denied a plaintiffs' motion to reconsider an order dismissing a proposed class action against Mercy Health that alleged under-funding of its pension fund in violation of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Consumer alleges Canteen vending machine charged more than the listed price

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a vending machine operator over allegations he was charged more for items than what was listed as the purchase price.

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