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A class action complaint that Nestle Purina and Royal Canin allegedly misled consumers with their prescription dog food will be heard in Missouri state court
Nov 27, 2023

Kansas jury sides with doctor on man’s hypoxia claim

Following a two-and-a-half-week trial, a suburban Kansas City jury sided with KU Medical Center in a Florida man’s lawsuit over complications from a 2019 endoscopy that the plaintiff alleged led to cognitive impairment caused by hypoxia lasting several minutes.

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Nov 22, 2023

Nurse entitled to disability benefits despite working months after accident, Supreme Court rules

A nurse who said she felt a pull in her back when pushing a 100-pound rolling cart against a wall but kept working for several months was correctly granted permanent total disability benefits, the Supreme Court of Missouri ruled.

Ronald Lewis
Nov 22, 2023

Texas attorney accused of smuggling drug-laced papers to inmates in county jail

A Texas attorney has been accused of using work-related visits to a county jail to smuggle in legal paperwork laced with ecstasy and synthetic marijuana to inmates over the past several months, authorities announced this week.

Justine Bateman (right) holds a megaphone as she speaks to a group of people rallying during a Writers Guild strike on July 13, 2023, in Los Angeles.
Nov 22, 2023

‘Please regulate AI:’ Artists push for U.S. copyright reforms but tech industry says not so fast

The nation's top copyright official hasn't yet taken sides. She told The Associated Press she's listening to everyone as her office weighs whether copyright reforms are needed for a new era of generative AI tools that can spit out compelling imagery, music, video and passages of text.

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Nov 22, 2023

Federal judge grants injunction banning ‘Kansas Two-Step’ Highway Patrol tactic

The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled.

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Nov 22, 2023

Eastern District rules 10 cases against TitleMax may proceed without arbitration

The Eastern District ruled that 10 cases against TitleMax may proceed, affirming the Jefferson County Circuit Court’s decision to overrule the company’s motion to compel arbitration on loan agreements.

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Nov 22, 2023

Settlement reached for woman killed by speeding teen

A $1.17 million settlement will compensate the parents of a 20-year-old woman who died in a collision with a 14-year-old boy driving illegally.

8th Circuit seal
Nov 21, 2023

Federal appeals court rules private plaintiffs can’t sue under Voting Rights Act

A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that private individuals and groups such as the NAACP do not have the ability to sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act, a decision that contradicts decades of precedent and could further erode protections under the landmark 1965 law.

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Nov 21, 2023

Both sides appeal ruling that Trump can stay on Colorado ballot despite insurrection finding

Both a liberal group that sought to disqualify Donald Trump and the former president himself on Monday night appealed a Colorado judge's ruling that Trump “engaged in insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021 but can stay on the state's ballot.

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Nov 21, 2023

Supreme Court declines to hear Republican appeals on abortion ballot initiatives

The Supreme Court of Missouri declined on Monday to take two cases in which Republicans sought to reverse appellate court decisions on their efforts to influence 2024 abortion ballot measures.

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Nov 21, 2023

Cole County jury awards $1.56 billion in Roundup case headed for appeal

Bayer must pay a combined $1.56 billion to three individuals who claimed their cancer was caused by the weed killer Roundup, a Missouri jury decided.

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Nov 21, 2023

Jury gives massive award after fleeing suspect causes fatal crash

A St. Charles County jury awarded $75 million to the mother and father of a young man who died as the result of a police chase.

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