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Author Archives: Heather Cole

Judge awards $17.8M over trust depletion

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge followed up a jury’s record $78 million verdict over a depleted trust with a $17.8 million judgment for a related trust. But the judge also ruled that the plaintiff, co-trustee Barbara Morriss, must pay a contribution of $5.9 million.

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Different trial, same result

A second trial four years after the first over the loss of a woman’s eye ended with the same result: a defense verdict. After more than two hours’ deliberation, St. Louis County jurors decided 10 to 2 on Tuesday evening ...

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Showing which size matters

The rates detailed by firms working on the bankruptcy allowed for a comparison with the Minneapolis-area market with those of Missouri’s major metros in Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s eighth annual Billing Rates issue. The issue showcases an annual exclusive sampling of the hourly rates reported by firms in court filings.

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