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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

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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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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

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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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