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.
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.
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.
A dispute over a car sale gone sour resulted in arbitration and an eventual judgment for the finance company.
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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Scheffler v. Gurstel Chargo, P.A. (MLW No. 72046/Case No. 17-2141 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Grasz, J.)
Faltermeier v. FCA US LLC (MLW No. 71982/Case No. 17-2093 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Erickson, J.)
Parm v. Bluestem Brands, Inc. (MLW No. 71973/Case No. 17-1931 – 14 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.)
Litterer v. Rushmore Loan Management Services (MLW No. 71870/Case No. 16-3060 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.)
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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