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Second Amendment litigation has just begun, attorney says

“Incorporation of the Second Amendment to apply to state and local laws is the next issue that courts will address regarding the Second Amendment,” said attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued District of Columbia v. Heller before the U.S. Supreme ...

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What doctors should do if they’re sued

When doctors are sued for medical malpractice, they should listen carefully to what their employers and insurance companies tell them to do. Mistakes can be expensive. Dr. Hamid Hosseini’s case is an example. He’s responsible for a $770,605 judgment entered ...

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Does collective bargaining mean just one union?

When the Missouri Supreme Court gave public sector employees the right to collectively bargain under Article 1, Section 29, of the Missouri Constitution, it only addressed the first half of the statute. The Supreme Court’s 2007 opinion in Independence-National Education ...

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City-employed EMT immune from lawsuit

An appeals court has determined that city-employed emergency medical technicians can be protected by official immunity, comparing their conduct to police officers rather than to health care professionals. In a case of first impression, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern ...

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St. Louis Rep. El-Amin pleads guilty to bribery

State Rep. Talibdin “T.D.” El-Amin pleaded guilty on Thursday to seeking and accepting a cash bribe. The federal investigation into the St. Louis Democrat began after a gas station owner in El-Amin’s district went to him for help dealing with ...

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Attorney sued by former firm sues them back

A former associate accused by Brown & Crouppen of hiding clients from the firm has fired back with his own lawsuit. John J. Driscoll Jr. alleges in St. Clair County, Ill., Circuit Court that Brown & Crouppen violated the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct when it created an associate agreement that prevented him from continuing to represent clients with whom he had an attorney-client relationship. Driscoll filed his lawsuit after Brown & Crouppen filed suit against him in St. Louis Circuit Court.

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