April 28, 2022Comments Off on Lack of affidavit leaves default judgment in place
The Court of Appeals Eastern District on April 19 affirmed a $114,000 default judgment against a St. Louis-area business, demonstrating how hard Missouri law makes it to set aside such judgments even during a pandemic.
April 25, 2022Comments Off on Appeals court avoids ‘chilling effect’ of discovery seeking past settlement documents
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District disagreed with a St. Louis County judge’s order to produce settlement documents in discovery from a car accident that occurred before the underlying lawsuit’s incident.
A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 7 that a lawsuit can proceed against a Missouri state court clerk who allegedly blocked a 17-year-old from seeking judicial permission to get an abortion.
April 19, 2022Comments Off on Appeals court splits on ‘offensive’ contract rate applied to prejudgment interest
A split Missouri Court of Appeals Western District agreed that a 360 percent contract rate for a defaulted loan was “obscene” though lawful, but disagreed on if it should be applied to prejudgment interest.
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