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‘Fake’ Facebook account

A St. Louis woman has asked the St. Louis Circuit Court to order Facebook to remove a profile that she claims improperly uses her name and photos.

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How it happened

2006 Michael Howard and Maria Howard-Samples, an unmarried couple, no longer live together and begin a legal battle over their son, then 3. Aug. 19, 2008  St. Louis County Circuit Judge Ellen Levy Siwak enters a judgment granting the parents ...

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Hais sanction judgment

Click here to read Judge Barbara Wallace’s March 15 sanction judgment against the Hais firm.

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St. Louis attorneys return safely after Japan earthquake

When the deadly earthquake hit Japan this month, a St. Louis law firm scrambled to reach a group of its attorneys who had traveled to the country for meetings. The six Thompson Coburn attorneys had arrived in Kobe four days before the earthquake struck. None of the four partners and two associates was injured in the magnitude-9 quake, which rocked the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11.

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Appeals court upholds commitment of 77-year-old man

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has upheld the civil commitment of a sex offender, despite the opinion of a Department of Mental Health psychologist that the man wasn’t a sexually violent predator. DMH psychologist Dr. Richard Scott diagnosed sex offender Adrian Blanton with pedophilia but decided Blanton wasn’t more likely than not to commit sexual offenses if he remained free.

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