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MSHP lawsuit
5:28 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries

Mo. Dept. of Public Safety

An instructor with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.

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Health Care
10:33 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Kinder, GOP lawmakers challenge Mo. health care ballot summary

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) holds a press conference at Jefferson City Memorial Airport on his lawsuit against Sec. of State Robin Carnahan (D) regarding the language used for a ballot initiative on health care exchanges.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and GOP legislative leaders have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) over the language used in a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges.

The language approved by Carnahan asks if the law should be amended to, “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.”  Kinder says the language skews the ballot question’s true purpose, to bar the governor from creating an exchange by executive order.

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Lawsuit - Asbestos
3:53 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Granite City, Ill., lawsuit over take-home asbestos exposure to go to trial

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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.

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Business/Post-Dispatch lawsuit
3:37 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch building in St. Louis.
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Twelve former employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have sued the paper, saying corporate officials lied to them about the benefits the employees would receive after taking an early retirement offer in 2007.

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Castlewood Treatment Center
3:31 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Woman: Psychologist implanted horrific memories at St. Louis-area treatment center

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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'd extend her stay and run up a huge bill.

Lisa Nasseff accuses Castlewood Treatment Center 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.

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MO Statehouse/Withholds lawsuit
10:59 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Mo. judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.

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, who sued.

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Monsanto - Dupont Lawsuit
2:33 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Monsanto and DuPont back in court over corn patents

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DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred International is suing Monsanto for allegedly violating DuPont patents related to corn seed production.

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.

DuPont alleges that Monsanto has been using this defoliation technique at its research site in Constantine, Michigan.

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MO Statehouse/Withholds lawsuit
2:53 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Schweich sues Nixon over withholdings

State auditor Tom Schweich has filed suit over $170 million that Gov. Jay Nixon withheld from the 2012 state budget.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri auditor Tom Schweich has sued Gov. Jay Nixon over $170 million in funds the governor withheld from the 2012 budget to pay for disaster relief.

An audit released by Schweich's office last week was sharply critical of the withholds. The suit filed today is based on many of the audit's findings, including:

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Peter Kinder / Health Care Lawsuit
3:51 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Hearing set on Kinder's health care lawsuit

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

Kinder filed suit as a private individual challenging the federal law on several points. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in April, ruling that Kinder did not have legal standing to bring many of the claims and that others were not ripe for judicial review.

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Diocese of Belleville / Abuse Suit
11:20 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case

A map of the area of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill.
(via Wikimedia Commons/AlexiusHoratius)

In an update to a story we've been following and told you more about earlier this morning:

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's favor.

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