lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mshp-instructor-sues-state-over-highway-patrol-salaries <p>An instructor with the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State&nbsp;Highway Patrol’s</a> training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:28:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5611 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries Kinder, GOP lawmakers challenge Mo. health care ballot summary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-gop-lawmakers-challenge-mo-health-care-ballot-summary <p><a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</a> (R) and GOP legislative leaders&nbsp;have filed a lawsuit against<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/"> Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</a> (D)&nbsp;over the language used in a<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/"> ballot initiative </a>regarding health care exchanges.</p><p>The language approved by Carnahan asks if the law should be amended to, &ldquo;deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum.&rdquo;&nbsp; Kinder says the language skews the ballot question&rsquo;s true purpose, to bar the governor from creating an exchange by executive order. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:33:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4088 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder, GOP lawmakers challenge Mo. health care ballot summary Granite City, Ill., lawsuit over take-home asbestos exposure to go to trial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/granite-city-ill-lawsuit-over-take-home-asbestos-exposure-go-trial <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the family of Annette Simpkins of Granite City, Ill., returning her case to the Madison County circuit court for a trial.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:53:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Granite City, Ill., lawsuit over take-home asbestos exposure to go to trial Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/post-dispatch-faces-lawsuit-over-retiree-benefits <p>Twelve former employees of the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> have <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/74824986/PD-Retiree-Lawsuit">sued </a>the paper, saying corporate officials lied to them about the benefits the employees would receive after taking an early retirement offer in 2007.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:37:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits Woman: Psychologist implanted horrific memories at St. Louis-area treatment center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/woman-psychologist-implanted-horrific-memories-st-louis-area-treatment-center <p>A former anorexia patient is suing a Missouri treatment center, claiming one of its psychologists implanted horrific memories while she was hypnotized so that she&#39;d extend her stay and run up a huge bill.</p><p>Lisa Nasseff accuses <a href="http://www.castlewoodtc.com/">Castlewood Treatment Center</a> psychologist Mark Schwartz of making her believe she had been part of a satanic cult that committed unthinkable acts and that she had been raped several times and had multiple personalities.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:31:45 +0000 The Associated Press 2601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Woman: Psychologist implanted horrific memories at St. Louis-area treatment center Mo. judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-judge-weighing-budget-cuts-gov-nixon <p>A Missouri judge is considering whether Gov. Jay Nixon exceeded his constitutional powers when he cut spending for education to help cover costs from the deadly Joplin tornado and major flooding.</p><p>Cole County Judge Jon Beetem issued no immediate ruling Monday after listening to arguments from attorneys representing the Democratic governor and Republican Auditor Tom Schweich, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sues-nixon-over-withholdings">who sued</a>.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:59:27 +0000 The Associated Press 2372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon Monsanto and DuPont back in court over corn patents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-and-dupont-back-court-over-corn-patents <p>DuPont&rsquo;s Pioneer Hi-Bred International is suing Monsanto for allegedly violating DuPont patents related to corn seed production.</p><p>In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, the Iowa-based seed company accuses Monsanto of using a patented technique developed by DuPont to enhance corn seed germination. The technique involves defoliating the corn plants with herbicides between pollination and harvest.</p><p>DuPont alleges that Monsanto has been using this defoliation technique at its research site in Constantine, Michigan.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:33:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto and DuPont back in court over corn patents Schweich sues Nixon over withholdings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sues-nixon-over-withholdings <p>Missouri auditor Tom Schweich has <a href="http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/63250591?access_key=key-2e6hrgd9zygrmtr42y2i">sued Gov. Jay Nixon</a> over $170 million in funds the governor withheld from the 2012 budget to pay for disaster relief.</p><p>An <a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/press/2011-43.pdf">audit </a>released by Schweich&#39;s office last week was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-sharply-critical-budget-withholdings-disasters">sharply critical</a> of the withholds. The suit filed today is based on many of the audit&#39;s findings, including:</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:53:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 1949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich sues Nixon over withholdings Hearing set on Kinder's health care lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearing-set-kinders-health-care-lawsuit <p>A federal appeals court will hear arguments this fall on a lawsuit by Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder challenging the new federal health care law.</p><p>Kinder filed suit as a private individual challenging the federal law on several points. A federal judge <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-27-2011">dismissed the lawsuit in April</a>, ruling that Kinder did not have legal standing to bring many of the claims and that others were not ripe for judicial review.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:51:50 +0000 The Associated Press 1925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearing set on Kinder's health care lawsuit Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-man-get-633-million-priest-abuse-case <p>In an update to a story <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/james-wisniewski">we&#39;ve been following</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011">told you more about earlier this morning</a>:</p><p>A nine-year legal fight by a man sexually abused by a priest in the 1970s is over, now that a southern Illinois diocese and its insurer have handed over $6.3 million to resolve a jury award in the man&#39;s favor.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:20:02 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case