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Judge Rules Against Kansas Parents In School Funding Suit
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) Parents in a wealthy suburban Kansas City school district cannot seek to raise property taxes above a state cap because it could bring down Kansas' entire school funding system, a federal judge ruled Friday. A lawsuit filed... Read More

Missouri Lawyers Challenge LegalZoom's Service In Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal class-action civil suit in Missouri against a California-based vendor of online legal documents raises the question of whether even the most routine legal matters should remain the sole domain of the law community. The... Read More

Mo. Hog Company Says It Has Resolved Odor Issue
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY Mo. - (AP) Missouri pork giant Premium Standard Farms's plan to install new technology that will prevent odors from its hog confinements from polluting the air outside its farms violates a previously set deadline and the company should... Read More

Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case Hits Possible Court Block
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of at least a half-million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims... Read More

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Kansas Blocking Funds
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - (AP) Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Monday over a provision in Kansas' next state budget that prevents the organization from receiving federal family planning funding, marking the first of what could be several legal challenges... Read More

Missouri Democrat Keeps TV Ad Despite Fox News Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (AP) Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan is forging ahead with a television ad in her U.S. Senate campaign despite being sued by the Fox News Network for copyright infringement, her campaign said Thursday. Spokesman Linden Zakula defended... Read More

Judge: Missouri Funeral Protest Ban Unconstitutional
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal judge Monday ruled that Missouri laws restricting protests near funerals are unconstitutional. Missouri legislators passed two laws in 2006 in response to protests at servicemembers' funerals by members of Westboro... Read More

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers'... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In Purported 1st Zoloft Birth Defect Trial
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) A Missouri state court jury on April 17 returned a defense verdict in a Zoloft birth defect trial said by the parties to be the first trial of its kind in the nation ( Kristyn Pesante, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. , No. 122... Read More

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by James Cordrey

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation company for bankrupt General Motors Corp. on Jan. 30 reached a $23.79 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve environmental liabilities related to Superfund sites in three states... Read More

The March 2015 Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During March, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts and settlements from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention this past month, so we thought... Read More

When life hands you a gift, sometimes you have to hand it back. Quickly.
Posted on 18 Apr 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

St. Louis, Missouri, attorney Joel Eisenstein, age 70, violated several rules of professional conduct when he received and reviewed opposing counsel’s outline of questions to her client. Eisenstein’s client, a husband in a divorce case, had... Read More

Missouri, Georgia Supreme Courts Rule On Challenges To Noneconomic Damages Caps
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Dana Reddington

(Mealey’s) The Missouri Supreme Court on March 23 held that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases cannot be applied to cases filed before a law setting the limits took effect in 2005; the ruling came a day after the Georgia Supreme... Read More