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Law firm vindicated in malpractice case

A St. Louis County jury has cleared Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard and one of its attorneys, Rodney Sharp, of all wrongdoing in a legal malpractice suit against them. Physician Hamid Hosseini had filed suit against Sharp, alleging that the ...

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Western District reverses appellate nominee’s ruling

Three judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District roundly reversed a trial court decision by a Cass County judge who could soon be their colleague. The court on Tuesday remanded a case involving a dispute over land in ...

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Workplace is no place for tears after reprimand for missed deadline

In Do the Right Thing, Boston-based consultant Gretchen Neels offers advice on professional etiquette and other behavioral issues that might arise in a law practice. Q. As a woman attorney, I get mixed messages about showing emotion. Show too little, ...

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Ginsburg will undergo ‘precautionary’ chemo

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery last month for pancreatic cancer, said she will undergo a “precautionary” course of chemotherapy. The 76-year-old Ginsburg, who hasn’t missed any of the court’s public sessions, said she doesn’t expect ...

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Court upholds officer’s firing for excessive force

The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners had the authority to fire a police officer who beat and spit on a drunken driver who was already subdued, a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court said Tuesday. The officer, Timothy Coffer, has been ...

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Appeals court says man wasn’t competent for trial

A man convicted of incestuous sex crimes could get a new trial — if the Missouri Supreme Court agrees with a state appellate court that the defendant is mentally retarded and unable to assist in his own defense. The case ...

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Rethinking what it means to be a lawyer

The last few months certainly have been memorable for the legal profession. Massive layoffs at large firms and every other level of our profession are leaving unexpectedly unemployed, stunned lawyers in their wake. Many attorneys are finding the subsequent job ...

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Obama slow to repudiate Bush in race, terrorism court cases

The change sweeping Washington has been slow to show up in President Barack Obama’s legal stances on issues such as terrorism and racial preferences. The new administration’s court filings so far have been marked less by repudiation of former President ...

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Black: Rethinking what it means to be a lawyer

The last few months certainly have been memorable for the legal profession. Massive layoffs at large firms and every other level of our profession are leaving unexpectedly unemployed, stunned lawyers in their wake. Many attorneys are finding the subsequent job ...

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‘Medieval’ U.S. law firm pay structure buckles

U.S. law firms, including Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Shearman & Sterling; and WolfBlock, are abandoning tradition as they cut costs in the deepening recession by imposing merit pay, slashing salaries and generally putting an end to decades of associate entitlement. ...

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Closing Guantanamo: A legal conundrum

As the nation continues to focus on our economic woes, major legal and political decisions have been made regarding the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay with little or no attention. Within days of taking office, President Barack Obama signed ...

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