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Children's Mercy Hospital removes suit involving stolen patient files moved to federal court

By Danielle Pacey | Aug 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Children's Mercy Hospital recently filed a request to move a class action suit in a case where patient medical files were stolen from an employee's trunk to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Christian County officers allege they were fired or demoted for supporting opponent of sheriff in election

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 6, seven former Christian County employees sued the county, its sheriff, and a handful of its commissioners in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southern Division after they were all fired or demoted the same day a new sheriff took office allegedly for supporting another candidate for sheriff.

Injured driver alleges State Farm failed to pay uninsured motorist claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A driver injured in a collision caused by an uninsured motorist alleges her insurance company has refused to pay her per the terms of the insurance contract.

Federal judge dismisses Logan University students’ claims of sexual harassment

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

A federal judge threw out a sexual harassment suit brought by two students at a chiropractic school on July 31.

St. Louis man alleges STL Mugshots violates state law by charging people to remove information

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man alleges a website posted his mugshot and then unlawfully attempted to charge him to remove it.

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Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.

Associated Industries of Missouri pushing for tort reform

By Angela Underwood | Aug 12, 2018

Associated Industries of Missouri President and CEO Ray McCarty believes that present tort form abuse in Missouri has snowballed with large judgments awarded to plaintiffs with little or no connection to Missouri. He says it has led to an explosion of cases adjudicated by judges and juries who may not share the same values as the claimant.

CSTK alleges former employee breached agreement by working for competitor

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Kansas corporation in the business of transport refrigeration products alleges it will suffer injuries if a former employee is not enjoined from using confidential information.

Former St. Louis employee alleges supervisor sexually assaulted her

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she had to leave her employment with the city of St. Louis because of sexual assault from a supervisor.

Parents file wrongful death suit against Geneva Apartments owner over son's death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The parents of a man killed at a St. Louis apartment complex allege the complex's owners failed to fix the broken lock on a door that allowed the assailant in.

Safelink Wireless loses bid to dismiss suit over canceled cellphone service

By Megan Sims | Aug 9, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A lawsuit that claims a Missouri man's rights were violated after his cellular service was terminated "without proper notice" can proceed after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri recently denied a motion by SafeLink Wireless, a TracFone brand, to discuss the case.

Judge denies Monsanto’s motion for interlocutory appeal in herbicide lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied Monsanto's motion for interlocutory appeal regarding a lawsuit accusing Monsanto of creating an “ecological disaster” involving dicamba-tolerant seed.

Former employee accuses Kansas-based C&C Sales of gender discrimination

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A Kansas-based company faces a federal gender discrimination lawsuit by a former employee.

Missouri couple blame Chinese companies for toy malfunction

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A fire allegedly caused by a toy boat's malfunction prompted a Missouri couple to sue the manufacturers in federal court.

U.S. Labor Department cracks down on mistreatment of workers in Kennett

By Sam Knef | Aug 8, 2018

The U.S. Labor Department has targeted a freight company for allegedly subjecting agricultural workers to "inhumane" housing conditions in the southeastern part of Missouri.

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