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Attorney jailed on criminal contempt charges

The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union have jumped to the defense of Douglas County attorney Carl Smith (pictured), who was hit with a 120-day sentence on criminal contempt charges for critical statements he wrote about an associate circuit judge, R. Craig Carter, and prosecutors in an appellate brief for a client.

Smith has been sitting in jail since Sept. 28.

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False Claims Act suit against AT&T settled

AT&T Missouri has settled a case alleging violations of a federal Internet access program for needy schools for $1.4 million. The telecommunications company, previously known as Southwestern Bell Telephone, agreed to pay the United States in response to accusations that ...

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Ozzie’s drops lawsuit, prepares to close restaurant

Just days before announcing that Ozzie's Restaurant & Sports Bar was closing, the management company for Ozzie's dropped its lawsuit against the operators of Westport Plaza. G&H Management Inc., which manages Cardinal great Ozzie Smith's restaurant, alleged it was misled during lease extension negotiations over the nature of Albert Pujols' restaurant. G&H filed suit Golub & Co., the mall's operators, in St. Louis County Circuit Court in April claiming it renewed its lease at Westport with the understanding that no other competing sports bars would open.

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Abolitionist to be ‘tried’ for raid at Pottawatomie Creek

Mizzou law prof to defend John Brown on terrorism charges

Abolitionist John Brown will stand trial Thursday night on charges of leading a raid that killed five pro-slavery men in Kansas. University of Missouri law professor Frank O. Bowman III will defend Brown, and Morley Swingle, the Cape Girardeau prosecutor, will, of course, prosecute the defendant. Frederick Douglass himself - as portrayed by University of Missouri Deputy Chancellor Michael Middleton - will take the stand in support of his fellow abolitionist.

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