Lawsuit

Five organizations advocating for voting rights are suing Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft over how absentee and mail-in ballots are handled.

The Organization for Black Struggle, Missouri Faith Voices, the St. Louis and Greater Kansas City chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis section joined as plaintiffs on the lawsuit.

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of the National Black Farmers Association in the Eastern District of Missouri is calling for the removal of Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup from the market.

German biotech giant Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto two years ago, said in a statement that the new lawsuit has no basis and that its products are safe.

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed on behalf of workers at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Milan, Missouri, about 125 miles northeast of Kansas City.

In a 24-page order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Greg Kays declined to hear the case, which alleged that working conditions at the plant have left its workers dangerously exposed to the coronavirus. He ruled it's a matter for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to consider.

George Tom Kelly III was looking for health insurance options back in 2018, so when his insurance agent recommended a health care sharing ministry, he jumped at the chance.

The Neosho, Missouri, resident and his wife signed up with Aliera Companies, which was offering remarkably low rates.

Kelly, who has a lawn care business, first suspected he’d been duped when Aliera refused to cover his claims for some routine medical expenses. Then it denied him coverage for hernia surgery he needed, saying his doctors and hospital were out of network.