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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.

Judge sides with VA in granting summary judgment in age, race bias case

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently granted summary judgment against a former employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who claimed he was discriminated against when he was terminated by the agency.

BPL Plasma removes discrimination claim to federal court

By Sam Knef | Jul 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY – BPL Plasma Inc. recently removed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Sugar content in Bar Harbor food products is misleading, consumer claims

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges products sold under the Bar Harbor brand label mislead consumers regarding their sugar content.

Former surgical resident sues University of Missouri over ouster from program

By Sam Knef | Jul 4, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A former neurosurgery resident at University of Missouri School of Medicine claims he was treated unfairly and inequitably, particularly by the program director, and has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Central Division seeking at least $50 million in damages.

Woman alleges Missouri Home Therapy terminated her over drug test results

By Charmaine Little | Jul 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The question of whether Missouri Home Therapy LLC violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it terminated Latonia Mann over alleged substance abuse was raised in her lawsuit against the company filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern District.

Former tenant alleges owners of St. Louis property failed to abate lead paint

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to lead-based paint at a rental property in St. Louis during his childhood has caused him injury.

Washington University professor files suit over discrimination allegations

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A female professor at Washington University has filed a suit over allegations of sex discrimination.

Progressive Max Insurance seeks $25,000 from driver for accident damages

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An insurance company alleges a driver has failed and refused to pay it to recover the amount it paid to its insured over damages sustained in an auto accident.

Former Synergies 3 TEC Services technician alleges company failed to pay overtime

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An installation technician alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and was not paid overtime wages.

Consumer claims Ojai Cook lemonaise product is falsely labeled as all-natural

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges that a California corporation is using a false and misleading label on one of its food products.

Woman's suit against C.R. Bard, Davol claims she suffered injuries from defective hernia mesh product

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman recently filed suit against C.R. Bard and Davol Inc. claiming she suffered injuries from a hernia mesh product they manufactured.

Judge tosses suit against Frontenac filed by The Grove Assisted Living over failure to state a claim

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri judge has dismissed a case against a local municipality brought on by a senior living home.

Primerica seeks court's help regarding life insurance claim made by woman charged with muder

By Charmaine Little | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Primerica Life Insurance Co. is seeking a court's help regarding a claim for life insurance benefits filed by a woman who has been charged with a first-degree murder in connection with her husband's death.

Mallinckrodt ordered to produce documents in case

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri judge ordered a pharmaceutical company to produce documents.

Judge grants summary judgment in favor of St. Louis in former employee's religious discrimination suit

By Angela Underwood | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Eastern District of Missouri Judge has granted two motions for summary judgment in a religious discrimination case filed by a St. Louis worker.

Eager Road Associates granted summary judgment in False Claims Act case

By Sam Knef | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has granted a defendant named in a False Claims Act lawsuit summary judgment in a case brought by a public sector worker who alleged it was involved in a "pay-to-play" scheme.

Judge issues discovery orders in 9-year-old pre-need funeral scam case

By Sam Knef | Jun 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division, recently issued a mixed ruling in a 9-year-old racketeering lawsuit brought by dozens of plaintiffs against more than 40 defendants involving allegations of a nationwide "pre-need" funeral services scheme.

U.S. Supreme Court's union ruling won't have a huge impact in Missouri

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

The Show-Me Institute says the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) won't have a huge impact in Missouri because the state already doesn't allow agency fees to be taken from employees' salaries.

Former BJC Healthcare executive director alleges disability was a factor in termination

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former executive director for a St. Louis business alleges he was terminated after returning from a medical leave.

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