Missouri Supreme Court News

Could J&J Be Helped by Missouri Ruling Against Talcum Lawsuits?

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer. The ruling will likely offer some respite to the …

Second Talc Cancer Trial Suspended by Missouri High Court

The Missouri Supreme Court has halted an upcoming trial in a case brought by women who claim talc supplied by Imerys Talc America for use in Johnson & Johnson products gave them cancer, saying it wanted to consider a jurisdictional …

Johnson & Johnson Loses Venue Fight for Missouri Talc Lawsuits

The Missouri Supreme Court has denied Johnson & Johnson’s bid to move out of a St. Louis state court thousands of lawsuits alleging the company’s talc-based products can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The state high court in late …

Missouri Supreme Court Tosses Officer’s $7.5M Harassment Award on Technicality

The Missouri Supreme Court has thrown out a $7.5 million judgment to a former St. Louis police officer who claimed her supervisor sexually harassed her, and that her complaints about the harassment resulted in retaliation. The ruling sent the case …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Limits Upheld in Missouri

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that caps on how much money someone can win in a wrongful death lawsuit do not violate the constitution. The decision says a person’s right to a jury trial in those cases is not …

Gun Shop Liability Case Being Heard by Missouri Supreme Court

A lawyer for a Missouri mother who says a gun and pawn shop should be held accountable for selling her mentally ill daughter the gun she used to kill her own father challenged a claim that state and federal law …

Court Hears Challenge to Missouri Noneconomic Damage Limits

A lawyer for the family of a woman who died after a heart operation argued on Oct. 21 to the Missouri Supreme Court that state law limiting how much they can receive in damages is unconstitutional. The case could strike …

Missouri High Court Rules against Chiefs in Age Discrimination Suit

The Missouri Supreme Court has given fresh life to a lawsuit that claims the Kansas City Chiefs fired an older maintenance manager because of his age. In vacating a Jackson County jury’s decision that the club didn’t discriminate in Steve …

Missouri High Court Upholds Agricultural Liability Limit in Hog Farm Case

Missouri’s highest court has upheld limits to the damages property owners can recover in nuisance lawsuits against agricultural operations. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hog farm in a case where neighbors challenged the constitutionality of a …