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Bearer of initials that changed lawyer advertising apparently dies

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Tied hands in class suit over ‘seemingly hopeless’ debt

Interest charges that blew up payday loans of $500 or less to debts of thousands of dollars are predatory and unjust, but an appeals court can’t help debtors who sued after defaulting on the loans, two judges said this month.

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First two of about 700 plaintiffs go to trial over PCBs

A trial over allegations that the former Monsanto’s chemicals caused two California men’s cancer started Friday in a St. Louis County courtroom laden with technology and packed with people.

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Move delayed for St. Louis County court entrance

UPDATED The shifting of the St. Louis County Courts Building main entrance has been delayed until June 22, according to an announcement on the Missouri courts website.. The court announced last week that the main entrance would be at 105 ...

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Coach counterfeits suit ends with $2M consent judgment

The longest-running lawsuit in Missouri filed by luxury goods maker Coach Inc. over sales of counterfeits wrapped up last week with a $2 million consent judgment. Frison Flea Market in St. Louis County, owner Jack Frison Sr. and vendor Soukeye ...

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Coding error may have cost clerks in St. Louis circuit

St. Louis Circuit Court has been incorrectly coding some types of cases, assigning them a lower workload weight than they would otherwise have. Year after year, workload rankings put the city court in the “cuts” column for clerk positions in the state.

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Jury awards $15M compensatory damages in birth defect case

A jury has awarded $15 million in compensatory damages in the first of what could be a series of trials in St. Louis over whether an anti-seizure drug manufacturer did enough to warn doctors about birth defect risks. Attorney John ...

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