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Latest talc trial on hold

The latest talc trial, slated to start on Monday, has been delayed due to a temporary stay issued Friday. The case is the latest trial focused on claims that talc found in Johnson & Johnson’s products, including its baby powder, ...

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Sandberg Phoenix taps associates for ideas

When Lawrence Hall, an associate at Sandberg Phoenix, heard the firm was inviting its associates to participate in an “Ideathon,” he wasn’t sure what to expect. The event had associates get together in small groups and discuss ways to improve ...

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Jimmie Edwards to leave bench for St. Louis director role

St. Louis Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards is stepping down from the bench to serve in a new role as the city’s director of public safety. Edwards will take the job effective Nov. 6. Thom Gross, court public information officer, said ...

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CLE covers talc ahead of upcoming trial

With the latest talc trial about to start in St. Louis, a recent CLE focusing on talc litigation, from the plaintiff’s perspective, was a timely topic. Plaintiffs’ attorneys allege that genital use of talcum powder found in Johnson & Johnson ...

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly honors Up & Coming lawyers

Missouri Lawyers Weekly on Friday hosted its annual Up & Coming Awards, which recognize lawyers who are 40 years or younger or within the first 10 years of practice. This year, the sheer volume of nominations received was the highest ...

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Wash U law to accept GRE

Washington University School of Law announced Tuesday that it will accept the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, in addition to the LSAT, starting with applicants for the fall 2018 JD program.

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New Mizzou law dean off to a fast start

Lyrissa Lidsky, who started as the new dean at the University of Missouri School of Law in July, knew that taking the job would mean serving in multiple roles and doing a lot of multitasking. But, as she’s taken on ...

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Apartment owner, manager settles in negligent security case involving rape

An apartment complex settled for $500,000 with a tenant who was raped on the property and said the management should have warned renters about previous break-ins. Multiple intrusions by an unknown male happened on the property in the months preceding ...

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Supreme Court hears Rams’ lease case

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments about whether a lease agreement between the former St. Louis Rams and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority requires arbitration over a clause the Rams say allows them to buy a ...

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