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May 30, 2023

Ruling clears way to settle opioid claims, protect Sacklers from suits

A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids.

Jan 20, 2023

8th Circuit reinstates engine defect class action

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a dismissed putative class-action lawsuit against General Motors over an alleged engine defect causing excess oil consumption.

Eastern District
Jul 22, 2022

CenturyLink wins appeal of underpaid taxes in Columbia and Joplin

CenturyLink’s nine-point appeal of a judgment in favor of two Missouri cities received a mostly favorable review from the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Jun 14, 2022

Attorneys in Florida condo collapse seek about $100M in fees

Attorneys who worked to secure settlements topping $1 billion in the collapse of a beachfront Florida condominium building in which 98 people died are requesting about $100 million in fees and costs, according to a new court filing.

End terminal with yellow and black stripes on the end of a guardrail along a highway that sits near a field of grass
Jun 3, 2022

$56M settlement to cover cost to replace road safety devices

A Jackson County circuit judge has preliminarily approved a $56 million class-action settlement that would allow governmental agencies to recover the costs of replacing faulty safety equipment on Missouri roadways.

May 18, 2022

Class action settlement tossed after long fight over standing

A recent decision of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals obliterated a $333,600 class action settlement that a federal judge approved more than five years ago.

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Jul 9, 2020

Court affirms $34.3M verdict against State Farm

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.

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Apr 21, 2020

Insurers not on hook for part of $83M settlement

A federal judge has ruled that two insurers are not obligated to provide coverage for damages the Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union incurred while defending itself against a consumer class action lawsuit that resulted in an $83 million settlement. On April 6, U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry sided with Travelers Property Casualty Company of America […]

Apr 14, 2020

Judge approves $3.3M in fees in foster care suit

A federal judge has approved more than $3.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs following the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that Missouri overprescribed psychotropic drugs to children in foster care. In an April 3 order, U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey awarded a total of $3,253,651 in fees and $132,907 in expenses […]

Mar 26, 2020

Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary settlement. A final hearing is scheduled for May 6. The class-action lawsuit was among several […]

Dec 11, 2019

Federal court affirms attorneys’ fees in Bass Pro lawsuit

A federal appeals court has upheld the award of $2.39 million in attorneys’ fees in a long-running class-action suit against Bass Pro Outdoor World and its subsidiaries. On Dec. 4, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the award, plus the award of $700,000 in costs to the class members, […]

Sep 18, 2019

Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests

A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters in a police “kettle” during a demonstration two years ago. The suit was filed this week against the city and 343 officers and officials, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It is seeking class-action status over the tactic known as “kettling,” in which […]

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