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Missouri Attorney General files telemarketing actions against Charter Communications, Inc. and farmers insurance; resolves action against farmers with simultaneously-filed consent judgment
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2015

The Missouri Attorney General's Office recently filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Missouri against Charter Communications, Inc

Recent religious discrimination cases: thou shalt train recruiters about religious discrimination
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 (“Title VII”) not only prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or prospective employees because of their religion, but it also requires employers to “reasonably accommodate” the religious practices of employees provided that such reasonable accommodations do not cause the employer “undue hardship.”

St. Louis utility agrees to settle sewer system allegations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MS D), the nation’s fourth largest sewer system by miles of pipe, has agreed to continue making improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants at an estimated cost of $4.7 billion over 23 years, to eliminate flows of untreated sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams, and, ultimately, the Mississippi River.

Lead producer agrees to spend $65 million for alleged violations in Missouri
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2010

The nation’s largest lead producer has agreed to pay $7 million in civil fines, $3.5 million each to the United States and Missouri, and $65 million in injunctive relief to settle allegations that it violated federal and state environmental laws at 10 of its mining, milling and smelting facilities in southeastern Missouri. U.S. v. The Doe Run Res. Corp.

$56 million consent judgment secured by creditors' trust against former officer does not constitute "loss"
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, applying Missouri law, has held that a creditors' trust established pursuant to the insured entity's plan of reorganization could not recover from the company's directors and officers liability insurers a $56 million judgment entered against the insured's former officer for claims assigned by the debtor to the trust because the judgment did not constitute "Loss" as defined by the primary policy.

$16.3 million bad faith award on $50,000 policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2008

A Missouri state appeals court recently affirmed a $16.3 million bad faith award against an automobile insurer arising from a policy with a $50,000 limit of liability.

John S. Yi
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP