A woman’s claim that the painkiller Vioxx caused her cardiovascular injuries has been revived by a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Feb. 4, in a split 2-1 ruling, the court reversed a lower-court ruling allowing ...Read More »
Missouri prisoners who allege the state failed to adequately screen and treat their chronic Hepatitis C will be able to proceed as a class in their lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections as a result of a Dec. 6 ruling.Read More »
Two civil-rights cases under review by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could help to further define what police officers may do within the scope of their work while remaining eligible for qualified immunity. On Nov. 13, a three-judge ...Read More »
When Lisa D’Souza started as a staff attorney at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in August 2014 — just a week after teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by a policeman in Ferguson — she felt conflicted: she ...Read More »
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a trial court judge that a sergeant and lieutenant colonel who allegedly helped in a cover up of the arrest didn’t have immunity from the suit.Read More »
Lawyers and others, pictured here, head toward the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. Two legal powerhouses squared off against each other Friday before a federal appeals court over whether the dispute between NFL team owners and players is a labor issue or an antitrust issue.Read More »
One person’s protest mural is one city’s illegal sign. Lawyers for activist Jim Roos and the city of St. Louis were before a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday morning arguing about the constitutionality of the city’s sign code.
Pictured here, Roos, left, and his lawyer, Michael Bindas, share a laugh after arguments outside Washington University School of Law, where Wednesday's arguments were held.
Another sex offender moving through the state’s sexually violent predator process told a federal jury in St. Louis last week that a resident at the SVP facility in Farmington brutally raped him.Read More »