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Soozie's Doozies cookie company creator alleges she was fraudulently induced into agreement

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas woman alleges two Missouri residents fraudulently induced her into executing a purchase agreement regarding her cookie business.

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

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.

Judge tosses ‘Whopper’ of a lawsuit against Hershey over slack fill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.

Missouri Supreme Court says wrongful death suit against doctors filed after statute of limitations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Doctors entangled in a wrongful death suit were granted their request for the Missouri Supreme Court to grant a writ of prohibition that would prevent a circuit court from taking any action besides dismissing the suit against them “as barred by the statute of limitations.”

Sig Sauer alleged to have designed pistol without disconnector safety feature

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.

Consumers allege Spring Valley supplement sold at Walmart has misleading labeling

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege that Walmart sells a supplement that is falsely mislabeled.

Mo. SC rules for supervisors sued over death of delivery driver sent out during a winter storm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has affirmed a summary judgment by a trial court in a wrongful death lawsuit in which a delivery driver died while operating a company vehicle during a winter storm.

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

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.

SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

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

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

Republican AGs who railed against CFPB anti-arbitration rule, now on board with banning arbitration #MeToo

WASHINGTON - A group of Republican attorneys general who railed against an effort to outlaw arbitration clauses so that consumers could bring class actions against financial services companies now appear to be on board with legislation that would eliminate arbitration from workplace sexual harassment claims.

Federal court keeps alive much of class action over '8' on bottles of Old Charter Bourbon

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has granted parts of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Old Charter Bourbon is reaping the benefits of a false and misleading label.

U.S., Missouri request HPI Products be held in contempt for violating 2011 environmental settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice and the state of Missouri are requesting a federal court hold pesticide manufacturer HPI Products Inc. in contempt for not complying with a 2011 environmental settlement and alleging the company is storing thousands of pounds of hazardous chemicals in its western Missouri facility.

Limbaugh assigned to Dicamba MDL over Herndon; Attorneys say SDIL disposition time nearly slowest of all

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Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – Multi district litigation against Monsanto involving weed killer Dicamba will go before District Judge Stephen Limbaugh at the Eastern District of Missouri, in spite of calls for the Southern District of Illinois.

Sued by those it sued, Rent-a-Center wants class action sent to arbitration

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Rent-A-Center is asking a federal judge to send a class action lawsuit against it to arbitration.

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

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.

Judge finds PwC liable to FDIC - only the FDIC - over Colonial fraud

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Washington has found accounting giant PwC liable to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for failing to catch the multibillion-dollar fraud that took down Colonial Bank, even as she rejected similar claims by the bank and its holding company because they were complicit in the fraud.

Customer alleges Wal-Mart failed to honor its written return policy

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Walmart customer alleges he was not refunded sales tax when he returned purchased items in violation of the company's policy.

FDIC's attack on PwC puts judge behind schedule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has put a damages trial on hold in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against accounting firm PwC over 2009 failure of Colonial Bank Group, saying she was behind schedule on determining the threshold question of liability.

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

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.