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Tag Archives: 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Court affirms $34.3M verdict against State Farm

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A federal appeals court has upheld a $34.3 million jury verdict in a class action suit alleging State Farm Life Insurance Company systematically overcharged universal life insurance policyholders after ruling a policy provision outlining cost-of-insurance rates was ambiguous.

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Appeals court affirms $35,000 verdict for railroad worker

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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling denying a new trial for a man who received a $35,000 jury verdict in his lawsuit against BNSF Railway Co. for a work-related injury. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit ...

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8th Circuit splits on fee for fruitless records search

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A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a hospital can still charge a fee to a lawyer seeking medical records even though its search came up empty. The ruling could give ammunition to the ...

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Court upholds dismissal of cat-toy dispute

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A Springfield company accused of conspiring to create a national advertising campaign to sell a knock-off cat toy has lost its appeal to reopen the lawsuit against it so it can seek attorneys’ fees. A three-judge panel of the 8th ...

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