St. Charles, MO – A drug distribution company in St. Charles has shut down its operations after a federal court ruling. A judge says Easy Returns' procedures for handling controlled substances were lax.
The company's license to handle drugs had been suspended; feds say the company posed a public safety risk because drugs went missing, and employees were later arrested for selling drugs illegally. The company is considering an appeal of the judge's decision.
St. Louis – St. Louis lawyers who sued the Philip Morris tobacco company for consumer fraud say a class action verdict thrown out of court in Florida Wednesday will not deter them in the appeals process.
A Florida appellate court tossed out a $145 billion verdict against Philip Morris, saying the case should not have been given class-action status. The court also ruled the verdict violates Florida laws, because it could bankrupt the company.