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Appeals court upholds judgment against inmate who sued nurses for withholding multiple sclerosis treatment

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 11, 2018

An appeals court upheld a summary judgement granted in favor of medical practitioners who were sued by a prison inmate after they stopped giving him multiple sclerosis medication due to side effects.

Unregistered, uncompensated 'lobbyist' loses case against Missouri Ethics Commission over free-speech claims

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

A Missouri man accused of being an unregistered lobbyist was denied his request for a permanent injunction against the Missouri Ethics Commission in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit amid his accusations the entity violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.

Judge rules to exclude survey in trademark infringement case over the use of 'Blueprint'

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division ironed out a trademark infringement case surrounding the word “Blueprint” as it granted in part and denied in part a company’s motion for partial summary judgement on Nov. 29.

Court denies PETA's motion for default judgment in Missouri Primate Foundation case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal district court has denied requests by both the Missouri Primate Foundation and PETA in a case involving chimpanzees.

Missouri Supreme Court rules to dismiss case against PPG Industries

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 1, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – The Supreme Court of Missouri has granted a request from PPG Industries to have a negligent representation case against it dismissed.

County-court worker's termination was unjust, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

An appeals court determined that a woman was unjustly fired from her job at the Circuit Court of Jefferson County.

Family's negligence claims over erosion dismissed in appeals court due to statue of limitations

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

Thanks to statutes of limitations, a company sued for breach of contract and negligence over an easement allegedly causing erosion was granted its motion for summary judgement in the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Western District on Nov. 13.

Former Washington State researcher's retaliation lawsuit against university gets remanded back to lower court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

An appeals court reversed a jury verdict against the Washington University in St. Louis over alleged violations of the Missouri Human Rights Act by discriminating against a researcher with a disability.

Court denies some of Delta R-V School District's motions to dismiss claims in age discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The Delta R-V School District and administrators were only partially granted their motions to dismiss a case filed by a science teacher over allegations he was terminated because of his age.

8th Circuit upholds dismissal of suit over sexual assault allegations at Army medical center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Citing the United States of America’s government sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Nov. 9 affirmed the dismissal of a suit against it over allegations of sexual assault by a priest at an Army medical center.

Wrongful death settlement against St. Louis County to be settled for $60,000

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins ironed out the details of a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against St. Louis County in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division on Oct. 19.

Appellate court upholds overruling of Millennium Anesthesiology Consultants' motion for arbitration

By John Sammon | Nov 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District on Oct. 30 upheld a St. Louis County Circuit Court judgment overruling a medical company’s motion to compel arbitration from a doctor in a dispute over the alleged improper soliciting of an employee.

Appeals court affirms judgment against Kansas City regarding trash pickup rebates

By John Sammon | Nov 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals Western District recently affirmed a Platte County Circuit Court decision awarding over $10 million to plaintiffs in a class-action suit against Kansas City after the city discontinued a rebate program for trash pickup in multi-unit buildings and trailer parks.

Missouri Appeals Court asks lower court to reconsider settlement for mother in son’s wrongful death

By John Sammon | Nov 11, 2018

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Nov. 6 asked the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis to reconsider a judgement award to more equitably compensate the mother of a son killed in an auto accident.

Western District court dismisses lost chance of survival count in wrongful death suit against federal government

By John Sammon | Nov 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Nov. 1 dismissed count one of a suit against the federal government over allegations that faulty installation of a catheter device at a Veterans’ Administration (VA) clinic caused a man’s death.

'Bubble ball' injury suit remanded from federal court to state court

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

A defendant on the hook for a $44.6 million judgment over a man's injuries in a "bubble ball," has been granted a request to remand a lawsuit to state court.

Appeals court says trial court improperly invalidated school district rules

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

An appeals court on Oct. 16 overturned a Cole County court finding in favor of a 25-year veteran school teacher who was terminated from Fox C-6 School District, finding the trial court erred by declaring invalid two policies that were allegedly violated by the teacher.

Summary judgment for med providers upheld at Western District in C-Section case

By Sam Knef | Oct 29, 2018

A panel of judges at Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has affirmed judgment in favor of medical providers who had been accused of negligence in the care of a woman who underwent a C-Section at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit in 2014.

Court: Plaintiff in Securitas discrimination suit 'has not raised a genuine dispute of fact that would merit a trial'

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A suit by a former Securitas employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliation was dismissed and ordered to arbitration over a court's findings that the plaintiff had insufficient facts and fraudulently added a former co-worker to defeat diversity.

Pro Motorsports' motion to dismiss suit over allegedly damaged Rolls Royce denied

By Sam Knef | Sep 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A luxury car dealer for professional athletes, executives and businesses cannot escape a lawsuit over allegations it fraudulently misrepresented the condition of a 2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe when it sold it to a buyer of high-end, luxury vehicles.

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