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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.

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:47am

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.

In St. Louis, man sprays windshield wiper fluid industry with lawsuits

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2017, 7:00am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - One St. Louis man appears to have gone from product-to-product trying to find a windshield wiper fluid he can trust when it’s warmer than negative-20 degrees outside – but, unsatisfied, he recently filed eight class action lawsuits in one day.

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

Shanice Harris Oct. 2, 2017, 9:03am

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

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.

Company seeks injunction against city of St. Louis to build communications tower

Wadi Reformado Sep. 14, 2017, 8:57am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri company is seeking an injunction to allow it to construct a wireless communications tower in St. Louis.

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

Kathy Kaye Sep. 13, 2017, 9:34am

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.

Court won't transfer lawsuit over '8' on bottles of Old Charter bourbon

Laura Halleman Sep. 5, 2017, 9:16am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Missouri has denied a motion for change of venue to distilleries named in a class action lawsuit that claims they falsely labeled their Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Consumer claims Alexia potato products have xanthan gum and cannot be labeled as 'all natural'

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 10:03am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A St. Louis consumer alleges that an Idaho business made false claims regarding its potato products.

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.

Emerson Electric units lose companies' first asbestos trial; Jury orders $300K to meso victim

Carrie Salls Aug. 23, 2017, 1:22pm

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – An attorney for a former nuclear plant employee with mesothelioma said a $300,000 Aug. 3 jury verdict against Emerson Electric Co. units Fisher Controls International and Crosby Valve will help other asbestos plaintiffs with claims against the companies..

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

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 16, 2017, 11:14am

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.

Mo. court doesn't dismiss lawsuit over amount of Reese's Pieces, Whoppers in packaging

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 14, 2017, 9:54am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – On May 16, the U.S District Court for the Western Division of Missouri denied a second motion made by Hershey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a consumer who claimed that he purchased candy boxes that were as much as 41 percent empty.

Exxon Mobil Corp., Reeves Boomland Inc. and Bi-State Southern Oil Co. accused of violating FACTA

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that he has been placed at a heightened risk of identity theft because more than five digits of his credit card number were printed on receipts from a gas station chain.

Jet's Pizza seeks dismissal of complaint over Jumbo Jet Deal advertisement

Kacie Whaley Aug. 1, 2017, 12:57pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri pizza shop has asked a federal court to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges it failed to mention additional pizza topping charges in an ad.

Federal appeals court rules Surface Transportation Board exceeded authority

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 1, 2017, 9:54am

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.

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.