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Jury sides with family of Ferguson man in Taser death

A federal jury in St. Louis awarded $3 million to the family of a man who died after being tased by a Ferguson police officer. Jason Moore left his home about 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday in 2011. When police ...

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Schlafly helped draft new microbrewery laws

The path to open Schlafly Beer, St. Louis’ first modern microbrewery, was not a simple one for Tom Schlafly. Schlafly, a Thompson Coburn lawyer, had to work within Missouri’s existing laws and in some instances help draft new ones to ...

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Appellate court says embryos are marital property

*UPDATED* The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District ruled embryos are property, not children despite "Missouri law that gives them full legal rights,” attorney says.

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ArchCity Defenders continues to file lawsuits

Lawsuits filed against St. Louis area municipalities for harmful practices, such as so-called debtors’ prisons, have changed behavior in some areas but there is still work to be done, Blake Strode a staff attorney with the ArchCity Defenders, said after ...

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*UPDATED* St. Louis County voters remove Judge Dale Hood

Voters in St. Louis County opted not to retain Associate Circuit Judge Dale W. Hood in Tuesday’s election — only the third nonpartisan judge ousted under the system voters adopted in 1940.

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St. Louis attorney enjoys KC BBQ competition

Almost 25 years ago, Polsinelli lawyer Mark Brady and some friends from high school decided to get together for a fun weekend of reminiscing and cooking barbecue at the American Royal in Kansas City. It evolved from there to a ...

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High court suspends lawyer who violated probation

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a Marshall attorney for six months for again not complying with terms of his license probation. Joby J. Raines’ suspension comes after he continued to fail to comply with the terms of probation, ...

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