U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit News

With EEOC's support, pro se litigant's discrimination case against Sysco gets a second look

By Dee Thompson | Jan 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has instructed a federal court to reconsider the case of a former worker at Sysco who filed a federal lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination failure to promote, and a hostile environment who initially lost her case because she failed to file her charge of discrimination within 180 days of the alleged discrimination happening.

Target data breach settlement needs subclasses, group argues to Eighth Circuit

By Kathy Kaye | Sep 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A group objecting to a $10 million class action settlement stemming from a 2013 Target data breach has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to vacate the class certification order.

Eighth Circuit asks for additional briefing in Target data breach class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 16, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, earlier this year, sent the case back to a Minnesota federal district court to reconsider the objections of class member Leif Olson. In May, the federal court approved certification of the class action for a second time.

Federal appeals court rules Surface Transportation Board exceeded authority

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit ruled that the Surface Transportation Board has exceeded its authority to define on-time performance of railway companies.

Eighth Circuit affirms dismissal of TCPA class action

By David Hutton | Jun 20, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) –The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against Fairview Health Services alleging that the company made unauthorized telemarketing calls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Minnesota federal judge again approves certification of Target data breach class action

By Jessica Karmasek | May 18, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in February. Judge Paul A. Magnuson, in an order Wednesday, granted the consumer plaintiffs’ renewed motion to certify the class.

Eighth Circuit reverses, remands $10 million settlement in Target data breach class action

By Jessica Karmasek | Feb 7, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in its opinion last week, said the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota’s certification of the settlement class did not meet the standard of “rigorous analysis.”

After NLRB gives job back to man fired for racism, appeal follows

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 1, 2016

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is preparing to hear the appeal of a company being forced to rehire a striking employee who was fired for yelling racist comments at replacement workers.

Attorney says Eighth Circuit's decision in data collection case not surprising

By Chad Birt | Sep 23, 2016

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) -- The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to apply Spokeo to reject the standing of a privacy case isn’t surprising, a Phoenix lawyer says.

Eighth Circuit cites Spokeo ruling in dismissing class action against cable company

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 23, 2016

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit this month affirmed a federal district court’s ruling, holding that the plaintiff’s allegation was, on its own, insufficient to establish Article III standing. Pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, the panel said the plaintiff, a former Charter Communications customer, did not allege an injury in fact as required by Article III.

Eighth Circuit dismisses privacy class action against video game retailer

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 2, 2016

The federal appeals court agreed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in granting GameStop’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, brought over an alleged breach of its privacy policy.

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