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State meets deadline for sex offender registry changes

In part by creating email notifications about local sex offenders, Missouri’s sex offender registry is now considered up to snuff by the standards of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Thirteen vie for open seat on Missouri Supreme Court

A spate of appellate court judges is aiming for a promotion to the Supreme Court. Five judges from the Eastern and Western appellate courts are among the 13 people competing to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat of Judge Michael A. Wolff, who is leaving the bench next month.

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Independent exam covered by med mal

The Missouri Supreme Court had to reach out of state for guidance on an unusual tort action. After puzzling over the case of a personal injury plaintiff who sued the defendant’s hired doctor for allegedly manhandling him during an independent medical exam, the court ruled in a 5-1 decision that the claim amounts to medical malpractice.

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Fee battle likely over Bayer $750M settlement

To avoid delays and ensure payments to rice farmers, the attorneys leading the multi-district rice litigation against Bayer CropScience say they agreed to carve out a portion of the $750 million settlement for cases filed in state courts in Arkansas and Louisiana.

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Attorneys for cybercrime defendants try to access police hard drives

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has rebuffed defendant Daniel Mauchenheimer’s efforts to discover the hard drive of the Boone County detective who chatted online with Mauchenheimer under the guise of a 14-year-old girl.

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