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Consumer Law

Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Oct 26, 2022

8th Circuit turns aside class-action over supplement’s effectiveness

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a suit against the makers of a non-FDA-approved nutritional supplement to treat memory issues, saying the lead plaintiff had failed to show a violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Sep 9, 2022

Lawyer wrongly contacted by debt collector can’t sue

A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 6 that a St. Louis lawyer can’t sue a company that contacted him in violation of a federal consumer protection law.

Aug 31, 2022

Judge OKs $7.2M settlement in tractor-fluid class action

A federal judge in Kansas City gave final approval to a $7.2 million class-action settlement on claims that a brand of tractor hydraulic fluid was deceptively and misleadingly labeled.

Aug 8, 2022

Finance company prevails in dispute over car’s title

A dispute over a car sale gone sour resulted in arbitration and an eventual judgment for the finance company. 

Missouri Supreme Court building
Jul 21, 2022

Supreme Court OKs arbitration for claims against loan servicer

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled on July 12 that a group of former car owners remain bound by an agreement to arbitrate their claims against a loan servicer even as they are being sued in court for what they still owe on their cars.

Feb 18, 2019

Consumer Law: Home Equity Loan-Imposition of Lender Insurance-Evidence of Agreement

Plaintiff filed suit against his mortgagee, alleging it illegally imposed lender insurance for plaintiff’s failure to obtain mortgage insurance and further alleging the mortgagee improperly reneged on a rate-reduction agreement between plaintiff and the mortgagee’s predecessor. The district court dismissed the first claim, finding plaintiff had notice of a global settlement releasing such clai[...]

Nov 20, 2018

Consumer Law: Consumer Loans-Arbitration-Exclusive Arbitral Forum

Plaintiff appealed the circuit court’s order denying its motion to compel arbitration and stay proceeding on defendant’s claims. The parties executed contracts for consumer loans that contained arbitration clause granting exclusive jurisdiction to the National Arbitration Forum; thereafter, NAF entered a consent decree with the Minnesota Attorney General to stop providing arbitration s[...]

Sep 12, 2018

Consumer Law : Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Unsophisticated Consumer Standard – Violation Of Cease Letter

Scheffler v. Gurstel Chargo, P.A. (MLW No. 72046/Case No. 17-2141 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Grasz, J.)

Aug 31, 2018

Consumer Law : MMPA –  Jurisdiction – Deceptive Representations

Faltermeier v. FCA US LLC (MLW No. 71982/Case No. 17-2093 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Erickson, J.)

Aug 20, 2018

Consumer Law : Financing Application –  Arbitration – Class Action

Parm v. Bluestem Brands, Inc. (MLW No. 71973/Case No. 17-1931 – 14 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.)

Jul 25, 2018

Consumer Law :  Foreclosure Sale –  Redemption Period – Minnesota Law

Litterer v. Rushmore Loan Management Services (MLW No. 71870/Case No. 16-3060 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.)

Jul 25, 2018

Consumer Law :  Credit Card Debt –  Compound Interest – Minnesota Law

Coyne v. Midland Funding LLC (MLW No. 71880/Case No. 17-2826 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Arnold, J.)

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