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Writs exhausted in Hais law firm sanction case

A Clayton family law firm is readying a full-fledged appeal of a $25,000 sanction after the Missouri Supreme Court denied its writ petition this week. “It was a long shot,” said Alan Mandel, the attorney for the firm Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne, on Tuesday. “We’re back where we should be.”

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Roving moon dust recovered in St. Louis

A pinch of stolen moon dust spent a day in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis last week on its way home to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. St. Louis auction house Regency Superior Auctions was set to auction a 3-millimeter piece of tape containing the dust on June 10. The auction house valued the tiny strip of dust from the famous Sea of Tranquility at $1,000 to $1,500. Regency Superior, one of the largest auctioneers of space memorabilia in the world, sends all its catalogues of space-related items to NASA, said David M. Kols, the auction house’s president. NASA vets the catalogues for items with suspect origins and occasionally requests Regency Superior to pull items from auction.

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Insurer must pay $2M for botched website

A company’s insistence that software and websites amount to “tangible property” helped yoke a reluctant insurer to a more than three-year-old $1.5 million judgment.

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In Supreme Court litigation, PD airs complaints filed against two defenders

Public defenders recently have faced discipline or bar complaints for deficient handling of cases. That’s one of the points the Missouri State Public Defender System raises in a reply brief filed with the Missouri Supreme Court today in litigation about the system’s caseload.

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