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Class action lawyers lose $2.5M Mo. ruling after Supreme Court takes case

John Severance Oct. 31, 2017, 4:21pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned a $2.5 million verdict against Nissan North America Inc., which had been sued by a class of plaintiffs that alleged the automaker had produced vehicles with dashboards that became defective when there was heat or high humidity.

Judge says reasonable consumer could be fooled by slack fill in Hot Tamales, Mike and Ike's

Elizabeth Alt Sep. 28, 2017, 11:48am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Candy company Just Born Inc.’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit over slack-fill techniques was denied by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Central Division on July 21.

Missouri SC upholds damages award of nearly $40 million in Depakote lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 15, 2017, 11:47am

Defendant Abbott Laboratories Inc. appealed the City of St. Louis Circuit Court’s judgment awarding plaintiff Maddison Schmidt $15 million in compensatory damages and $23 million in punitive damages for her personal injury claim. Schmidt was born with spina bifida and other birth defects.

Med-mal plaintiffs lose attempt to disqualify juror; Rehearing requested at Missouri Supreme Court

Glenn Minnis Aug. 28, 2017, 9:09am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has affirmed a lower court’s verdict in favor of the defendant in a medical negligence case in which two plaintiffs claimed a juror should have been disqualified.

Mo. Supreme Court rules the former St. Louis Rams are liable for unpaid sales tax

Dee Thompson Aug. 24, 2017, 10:11am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the former St. Louis Rams owe $335,000 in state sales tax that went unpaid from 2007 to 2013.

Mo. Supreme Court rules against wrongful discharge claim

David Hutton Jul. 10, 2017, 2:43pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of Ameren Corp. and others in a lawsuit filed by a commercial plumbing firm, Bishop & Associates.

Missouri Supreme Court sends product liability case back for retrial following appeal

Chandra Lye Jun. 30, 2017, 5:26am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the decision of a lower court in a product liability lawsuit over an incident that has left the plaintiff with an ongoing back injury.

Mo. Supreme Court gives new life to medical malpractice case

Melissa Busch May 31, 2017, 9:35am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has overturned a jury verdict against a woman whose esophageal lining allegedly was torn during a medical procedure.

Missouri high court lowers amount awarded to Kansas City School District employee

Mike Helenthal May 30, 2017, 11:30am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court on May 16 lowered the amount awarded by a lower court in a wrongful discharge claim of a former employee of the Kansas City School District.

Missouri SC sides with Humane Society in kennel owner’s defamation lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek May 16, 2017, 11:28am

The state’s high court, in an April 27 decision, agreed with the nation’s largest animal protection organization in a lawsuit brought against it by a Salem, Missouri, woman whose dog kennel was named one of the worst “puppy mills” in the state by The Humane Society of the United States.

Missouri SC finds in favor of insurance provider in underinsured motorist coverage case

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 1:09pm

The Missouri Supreme Court this month reversed a lower court’s judgment that found in favor of a couple trying to recover damages through their insurance policy, instead siding with the insurer.

Mo. SC rules underinsured motorist coverage was not ambiguous in fatal accident case

Laura Halleman Mar. 21, 2017, 10:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 14 reversed a lower court’s opinion, finding in favor of an insurance company following the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident.

Justice reform groups continue push for venue, jurisdiction bills in Missouri Legislature

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 15, 2017, 9:41am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling regarding jurisdiction that looks like a win for the business community doesn’t negate the need for legislation reforming the way the state’s courts settle venue and joinder matters, civil justice reform advocates say.

Missouri Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over events that occurred in Indiana

Sara McCleary Mar. 3, 2017, 10:16am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has determined that Missouri has no specific or general personal jurisdiction over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a case filed by an employee alleging injuries.

Defense not allowed to depose plaintiff's former expert; Wouldn't have helped defense's case anyway, he said

Christopher Knoll Jan. 24, 2017, 12:44pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled in November that a work-product privilege waiver does not apply to expert witnesses dismissed by a legal party prior to a deposition.