St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

Deaths involving recalled children’s products jumped last year

There’s considerably more attention paid to the safety of children’s products today than when most of us were kids. However, the number of fatalities is still alarmingly high. According to a study by a Chicago-based nonprofit advocacy group, Kids in Danger (KID), 38 children died in 2019 due to injuries suffered from recalled products. The […]

Apr 4 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Katy Perry wins latest round of copyright infringement battle

Six years after a copyright infringement lawsuit was filed against her, Katy Perry has won a victory thanks to a federal appeals court. However, this likely isn’t the end of the saga. Back in 2014, Christian rapper Marcus Gray, perhaps better known by his stage name Flame, alleged that Perry and her co-songwriters plagiarized a […]

Mar 24 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Intellectual Property Litigation

Bank accused of fraudulently opening customer accounts

Many of our readers remember the scandal involving Wells Fargo back in 2016. Employees were opening millions of fake accounts for real customers in an effort to meet sales goals, which are typically tied to compensation. That was just one of the allegations of fraud against the bank. At the end of 2018, Wells agreed […]

Mar 20 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

The consequences of terminating a franchise agreement

The benefits of buying into a franchise are numerous. You are a small business owner in Illinois with the support of a corporation behind you. Your chances of success are higher because you are working with a proven brand with well-established practices for success. The franchise you choose may offer you all the training you […]

Mar 17 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Former tech exec files for bankruptcy after $179 million judgment

A former executive with Google who went on to work for Uber has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after he was ordered to pay Google $179 million for sharing trade secrets and other contract violations. An arbitration panel hearing the case had recommended an award of $127 million to Google. However, a court added legal […]

Mar 9 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Business And Commercial Litigation

Illinois college student sues for excessive force, false arrest

It was just over a year ago when the swim team from East Illinois University (EIU) was returning to the Charleston campus after a championship tournament in South Dakota. The bus the team was riding on pulled off Interstate 80 near an East Moline rest stop. When one swimmer got off the bus to take […]

Mar 1 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

Walking and cycling become increasingly dangerous activities

What’s the best way to help control traffic congestion, pollution and weight gain? Get out there and use your own two feet or a bicycle to get around. These low-cost exercises have numerous health benefits, and many people, perhaps you included, are already taking advantage of them. The problem is that walking and cycling continue […]

Feb 28 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Not all crash injuries are immediately apparent

You were in a car crash a few days ago or maybe even a week or more ago. You thought you escaped uninjured — aside from feeling shaken. Maybe you broke a bone or two, and you thought that was the extent of your injuries. Now you’re starting to experience some troubling symptoms. You wonder […]

Feb 24 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Wells Fargo ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

One of the outgrowths of the #MeToo movement has been calls for employers to stop requiring alleged victims of sexual harassment and assault to take action via arbitration rather than in court and then to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent them from speaking publicly about their experience or their settlement. Among those speaking out […]

Feb 15 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Business And Commercial Litigation

Some drivers may be addicted to distractions

Car accidents happen every day. Most people hope to avoid this outcome, but more and more people put themselves and others at risk of serious injuries by using their cellphones or participating in other activities while driving that take their attention away from the road. You have undoubtedly witnessed your fair share of drivers who […]

Feb 14 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized