JEFFERSON CITY – Weeks after a jury awarded almost $20 million to a St. Louis police sergeant after he allegedly had been told to "tone down" his "gayness," a tort reform advocate decried the use of taxpayer dollars to pay punitive damages.
ST. LOUIS – A five-year legal battle over who is considered a lobbyist in Missouri has ended in victory for a campaigner who claimed he was an individual spreading his own ideas on limited government, not a paid advocate for others.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules' decision late last month that it will study third-party litigation funding in civil lawsuits and the potential need for a disclosure requirement may not be getting to the root of problem, a Missouri-based tort reform advocate said.
JEFFERSON CITY – Despite tens of thousands of lawsuits and well orchestrated advertising campaigns from plaintiff lawyers, farmers in Missouri still put their faith in Roundup and have little in the way of alternatives, an agriculture advocate said during a recent interview.
JEFFERSON CITY – Farmers in Missouri still put their faith in Roundup and the science behind the weed killer despite the tens of thousands of lawsuits over its alleged risks, an agriculture advocacy group said during a recent interview.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A man who sold part of his structured settlement annuity (SSA) worth more than $400,000 to J.G. Wentworth claims the financial services company took advantage of him and fraudulently advised him to use an attorney who was not "disinterested counsel."
JEFFERSON CITY – Missourians affected by the opioid crisis and those charged with tackling its impact need help and the state's attorney general's office says recent moves towards possible settlements are welcome.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man has filed a class action lawsuit against Rust-Oleum claiming its products are defective after his wood deck began to peel and flake less than two years after applying more than $500 worth of Rust-Oleum's Restore products.
ST. LOUIS – Attorneys general from 41 states, including Missouri, have reached a $116.9 million settlement with the makers of a pelvic surgical mesh that allegedly caused serious side effects and damages to some users.
ST. LOUIS – The Francis Howell School District in St. Charles County is one of the first school districts in the nation to sue the electronic cigarette manufacturer JUUL over allegations it has caused nicotine addiction in youths.
KANSAS CITY – The Good Food Institute plans to appeal a ruling made by a federal judge earlier this month who refused to block a Missouri law that would ban companies from labeling products that were plant-based or meat substitutes as meat.