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Eastern District of Missouri

Jun 25, 2013

Magistrate Judge Blanton prepares to retire

A search is underway for a new U.S. magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Aug 21, 2011

50: Pro bono’s magic number

The American Bar Association encourages each lawyer to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services a year.

Dec 27, 2009

Jury finds for company, refuses to award trucker

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri found that a delivery company’s unloading methods were within the standard of care and declined to award damages to a truck driver from Illinois. Richard Rebstock was under contract with the custom-steel company Fast Freight, based in Granite City, Ill. On July […]

Dec 27, 2009

Clothing giant faces down South Butt

“We’re being sued!” For most companies, especially a nascent clothing manufacturer, such an exclamation would be one of shock or fear. But for St. Louis-based The South Butt, the news bannered on its Web site might read more like exaltation. The trademark infringement lawsuit filed by multibillion-dollar outdoor apparel brand The North Face meant worldwide […]

Dec 17, 2009

Ex-cop pleads guilty to theft

An ex-St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer pleaded guilty today to stealing items seized during an arrest. Ronald Jackson, 58, pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft of U.S. property. His sentencing has been set before U.S. District Judge Donald J. Stohr for March 12. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and/or fines […]

Sep 16, 2009

Insurer recovers $450,000 from contractor

The storm that hit St. Louis in July 2006 knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of residents, downed trees and power lines and damaged the historic Switzer Building on Laclede’s Landing beyond repair. Just two miles south of downtown St. Louis, and a couple blocks west of the Mississippi River, the wind ripped the […]

Apr 21, 2009

Exploding railcar case ends in settlement

St. Charles-based American Railcar Industries agreed Monday to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a chemical company over railcars that exploded while transporting the chemical company’s product. OCI Chemical Corp., based in Marietta, Ga., sued for $14 million, plus punitive damages, according to court documents. The settlement, however, is confidential, lawyers for both sides said. […[...]

Apr 6, 2009

Friends, colleagues remember Judge Hungate

Judges and lawyers gathered in the en banc courtroom of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse on Friday afternoon to remember a former congressman, judge and friend: William L. Hungate. Hungate, who served on the U.S. District Court in St. Louis, died June 22, 2007. He was 84. Hungate joined the federal bench in 1979, […]

Mar 20, 2009

Daily Record to honor women lawyers

Correction: In the original version of this article, the first name of Janis Good was misspelled. Good, an assistant public defender, is one of the recipients of the St. Louis Daily Record’s Public Service Practitioner Award. We regret the error. Below is the corrected version. Chief U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson is the St. Louis […]

Mar 9, 2009

Bankruptcy filings increase by almost one-third in 2008

Nationwide bankruptcy filings rose 31 percent in 2008 over the previous calendar year, according to information released last week by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Filings in the Eastern District of Missouri were up 22 percent over 2007, while the Western District bankruptcy filings were up 19 percent over 2007 filings. Slightly more […]

Feb 18, 2009

Red-light camera suit moves ahead

In a broad-ranging order earlier this month, a federal judge has allowed for a lawsuit challenging the city of Arnold’s use of red-light ticket cameras to proceed. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III, of the Eastern District of Missouri, denied the motion by defendant American Traffic Solutions, or ATS, to dismiss RICO claims filed […]

Jan 14, 2009

8th Circuit affirms upward variance to sentence

A federal judge did not err in giving a man who enticed a woman into prostitution a sentence almost two and a half times what was recommended by guidelines, a federal appeals court said in a 2-1 decision. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel of the Eastern District of Missouri determined that Brandon Hill’s advisory guidelines […]

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