Missouri Supreme Court News

Claim For Fatal Heat Stroke Barred by Missouri Ruling on Co-Employee Lawsuits

Tyler Scott Halsey worked himself to death trimming trees in 96-degree heat, his parents say. They alleged in a lawsuit against his employer, Townsend Tree Service, that his supervisor did not offer enough water or rest breaks and disabled the …

J&J May 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 …

Missouri High Court Hears Arguments Against Traffic Camera Ordinances

The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments against city ordinances that use traffic cameras to ticket people for running red lights or speeding. The high court was to hear appeals Tuesday in three separate cases challenging traffic-camera ordinances by municipalities …

Missouri Court Overturns 2005 Cap on Liability Lawsuits

The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned a key provision in a Republican-backed “tort reform” law that limited the amount of money people could win in medical malpractice lawsuits. In a 4-3 decision Tuesday, the high court said the 2005 law …