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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Judge certifies class in bar text-marketing suit

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A federal judge has granted class certification in a lawsuit alleging a bar in Kansas City’s Power & Light entertainment district violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by texting patrons who were on the national do-not-call registry. On April 27, ...

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Lawsuit: Pork plant a public nuisance

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Workers at a Milan pork plant are taking a new tack in their federal lawsuit against the plant’s owner, Smithfield Foods Inc., by alleging the company is not doing enough to protect workers from getting sick from COVID-19.

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Court upholds dismissal of cat-toy dispute

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A Springfield company accused of conspiring to create a national advertising campaign to sell a knock-off cat toy has lost its appeal to reopen the lawsuit against it so it can seek attorneys’ fees. A three-judge panel of the 8th ...

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UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court suspends most in-person proceedings at state courts

Several courts and public legal organizations across Missouri and beyond have taken steps, including suspending jury trials and high-volume dockets, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State highway patrolman prevails in suit after wrongful conviction

A jury has sided with a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant accused of suppressing exculpatory evidence in the case of Brad Jennings, who was convicted of killing his wife and later found to have been wrongfully convicted. On Feb. 25, ...

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Judge enters $500M judgment in real estate data dispute

A federal judge in Kansas City entered a $500 million judgment against a bankrupt real estate data company, putting the finishing touches on a world-spanning, copyright-infringement suit. In 2016, CoStar Group, the country’s largest provider of commercial real estate information ...

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Missouri prison nurses sue contractor for unpaid activity

Three Missouri correctional nurses have filed a class-action complaint in federal court against Corizon Health, the main health care provider in the state’s prisons, on claims of unpaid pre- and post-shift activity. If the court certifies a nationwide class of ...

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