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Appeals court ends discord over rightful owner of Elvis guitar

By Sam Knef | Sep 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed judgment in favor of the National Music Museum: America's Shrine to Music, in a dispute over who owns the guitar Elvis Presley played during his final tour in 1977.

Missouri resident sues Planned Parenthood over alleged false allegations of a bomb threat

By Chandra Lye | Sep 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS – John Ryan claims a St. Louis Planned Parenthood employee deliberately lied, defamed him and violated his First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights.

Judge denies motion to dismiss in battle over National Geospatial Intelligence Agency facility

By Chandra Lye | Sep 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A circuit court has denied a motion to dismiss filed by the Bank of Washington regarding land for a new National Geospatial Intelligence Agency facility.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of St. Louis man's eminent domain case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a St. Louis man's eminent domain case after the courts ruled that the city's Redevelopment Authority did not improperly condemn his property nor were they responsible to pay for his relocation costs.

New York company granted $127,000 summary judgment against AvidMobile in contract suit

By Juno Zhu | Aug 28, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – A New York company was granted summary judgment of more than $100,000 against a Kansas City company in a breach of contract suit.

Appeals court denies Jeep owner's claim that automaker misrepresented safety issues

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently granted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) a summary judgment in a lawsuit claiming the automaker made misrepresentations about safety issues concerning some of its Jeep vehicles.

Judge denies motion for new trial in Children's Mercy Hospital wrongful termination suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

KANSAS CITY – Despite a plaintiff’s allegations that there were 10 reasons why she should be granted a new trial, U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith denied the motion July 9.

Judge dismisses condo fire suit involving State Farm Fire & Casualty

By Sam Knef | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker of the Eastern District of Missouri has granted State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.'s unopposed motion to dismiss its interpleader complaint filed against its insured Stephen G. Peitz Jr. in a case regarding a fire at his St. Louis condo in August 2017.

Magistrate denies insurer’s request for damages from bankrupt parties’ ‘alter ego’

By Sam Knef | Jun 28, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A federal magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Southeastern Division, recently denied an insurer's request for damages and fees from a group it claims fraudulently diverted at least $3.5 million in proceeds.

Appeals court affirms settlement in Target customers data breach case

By Sandra Lane | Jun 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A three-judge panel in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the rulings of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minneapolis regarding the settlement of claims related to Target customers whose data was breached.

Appeals Court slightly modifies, then affirms trial court ruling in Lee's Summit property dispute

By Karen Kidd | Jun 13, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri appeals court recently took the unusual move of slightly modifying a trial court's ruling before affirming it in a six-year-old Lee's Summit property dispute.

Appeals court reverses circuit court ruling in dispute over rights to Lake Lotawana dock

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A dispute between a couple who own property along Lake Lotawana and multiple area property-owning trusts is on its way back to Jackson County Circuit Court following a recent opinion issued by a Missouri appeals court.

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