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Missouri resolves 2013 Bridgeton Landfill lawsuit over environmental violations

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri has reached a settlement to resolve a 2013 Bridgeton Landfill lawsuit relating to violations of the state's environmental regulations and a subsurface fire at the landfill.

Individuals allege Roundup used caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals are seeking damages from Monsanto over allegations its Roundup is dangerous to human health.

As Facebook faces class action, likelihood of other platform companies being sued increases

By John Breslin | Jun 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - As Facebook faces a deeply damaging class action suit over its admitted sale of data to third parties, the potential that other social media and tech companies will be hauled before the courts is increasing in likelihood.

Natrol alleged to have failed to disclose two studies cited on supplement were retracted

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri resident alleges a supplement manufacturer uses unlawful merchandising practices regarding a product.

Alcon and Allergan, sued over eye drops that are allegedly too big, seek dismissal

By John Breslin | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The makers of prescription eye drops are asking a federal court to dismiss a class action that claims the containers dispense too much medicine into the eye.

Woman alleges firework from Black Cat Marketing, Dave's Wholesale Fireworks exploded prematurely, injured hand

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 14, 2018

HANNIBAL, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado woman alleges a firework she purchased exploded prematurely and caused the amputation of fingers on one hand.

Woman alleges Neil Armstrong gave her vial of moon dust and that she, not NASA, is rightful owner

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY (Legal Newsline) – A woman is seeking declaration from a federal court that a vial allegedly containing moon dust rightfully belongs to her.

$19M verdict against BNSF stands; Mo. SC rejects argument juror concealed that she had filed wrongful death suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY. Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed a jury verdict in a case against BNSF Railway Co. over the alleged wrongful death of a Missouri man.

Mo. Supreme Court: Commission can deny approval of post-award settlement in Workers' Comp case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Missouri's state labor commission can refuse to approve a post-award settlement between Costco Wholesale and an employee who was injured on the job, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 24, 2018

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

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.

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

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 24, 2018

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

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.

Consumers allege Spring Valley supplement sold at Walmart has misleading labeling

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

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

By Robert Davis | Mar 26, 2018

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

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.

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

By Karen Kidd | Mar 19, 2018

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

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.

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