U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri News

Missouri law firm seeks to void $75,000 in fees for Indiana attorney

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri law firm is seeking to void a total of $75,000 in fees regarding one of the attorneys who worked on a case of a man who passed away after receiving allegedly contaminated medication.

EEOC alleges Kansas City wedding venue owner fired witness to race discrimination claim

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

ANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal agency alleges a Kansas City wedding event venue owner fired an employee for substantiating a fellow worker's claim of race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Plaintiffs pursue certification for class action against Dollar General over allegedly obsolete motor oil

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY. Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A group of consumers is seeking certification for a class action lawsuit against retailer Dollar General over allegations it sold obsolete motor oil that is not suitable for modern automobiles.

Adding more plaintiffs a ruse to 'shore up holes' in class action, maker of Mike & Ikes says

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

Just Born, Inc., maker of Mike & Ike candies, has filed a motion to oppose a man’s request to add more class members to his lawsuit alleging the candies have illegal slack fill, claiming the company will be prejudiced by the amendment made one week before his class action deadline.

Sig Sauer alleged to have designed pistol without disconnector safety feature

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers claim they would not have purchased a particular model of pistol or paid less for it had the alleged defective nature of the firearm been disclosed to them.

Bass Pro Outdoor World alleged to have failed to stock sufficient quantities of rod/reel combo during sale

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 21, 2018

KANSAS CITY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege one of the nation's largest retailers of fishing products failed to stock its stores with adequate quantities of a rod and reel combo on sale during an event.

Environmental claims represented on Cameron's Coffee and Distribution pods overstated, consumer claims

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that the environmental benefits of a brand of coffee pods are overstated.

Employee alleges Haldez Brake Products Corp. terminated job because of consumer report

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 20, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas City man alleges his employer terminated him because of information in his consumer report but failed to provide him with a copy of the report.

Coca-Cola files motion of reconsideration after ruling in orange juice flavoring case

By Shanice Harris | Oct 2, 2017

The Coca-Cola Co. has filed a motion of reconsideration after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri court granted a motion of class certification in a lawsuit over allegedly added flavors in orange juice.

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 28, 2017

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.

Slack-fill useful, maker of Hot Tamales and Mike and Ikes says in dismissal request

By Sara McCleary | May 25, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Candy manufacturer Just Born Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint filed against the company alleging it has violated Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act as well as the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Hershey's files motion to dismiss lawsuit over amount of Reese's Pieces, Whoppers in boxes

By Zachary Lewis | May 23, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Hershey Co. filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that was brought against the chocolate manufacturer and distributor over alleged false advertisement and violation of the Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA).

Class action targets Just Born's candy products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 22, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Just Born Inc., citing alleged false advertising and violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

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