The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding in Dannix Painting, LLC v. Sherwin-Williams Co., 732 F.3d 902 (8th Cir. 2013) (No. 13-1025), that Missouri law precluded plaintiff’s negligent misrepresentation claim. Plaintiff, a commercial painting contractor, alleged that defendant negligently misrepresented a substitute paint product which delaminated (i.e., didn’t stick) after plaintiff used it, which caused plaintiff to suffer financial loss when it repaired the work. The Eighth Circuit concluded that Missouri’s economic loss doctrine limits a seller’s tort liability based on repair costs, lost profits, etc., because it is essentially an issue of the buyer’s expectation interest and, as a result, a matter of contract law.