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Supreme Court turns down $12 million Greenwood case

A small town’s $12 million jury award on street damage claims will stand. The Missouri Supreme Court today declined to hear the case, which was appealed by Martin Marietta Materials and Hunt Martin Materials.  In August, the Missouri Court of ...

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Bryan Cave regains No. 10 spot on Thomson deals ranking

St. Louis firm Bryan Cave regained its No. 10 spot on Thomson Financial’s list of legal advisers on United States mergers and acquisitions with fewer deals than when the firm last held the ranking. Missouri’s largest law firm, which had ...

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Husch Blackwell adds seven Washington, D.C., attorneys

Husch Blackwell Sanders added seven government contracts partners in its Washington, D.C., office, bringing the number of attorneys in the office to 17.  Six of the attorneys were formerly partners at Wickwire Gavin, which merged with Akerman Senterfitt in 2006. ...

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Snyder named Sonnenschein managing partner in Kansas City

John Snyder will focus on growing Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal’s Kansas City office with lateral partner hires when he takes over as managing partner. On Feb. 1, Snyder will replace James Heeter, who is stepping down after 10 years as managing ...

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Atlanta firm opens office in St. Louis

An Atlanta-based complex litigation defense firm opened an office in St. Louis Jan. 19 with a former Thompson Coburn partner as its leader. Asbestos litigation and toxic tort attorney Tracey Cowan is heading up the new office of Hawkins, Parnell ...

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Managing partners’ confidence rises

Large law firm managing partners are feeling better about the economy and their firms’ business. Law firm leaders’ overall confidence is up 15 points to 118, the highest it’s been in two and a half years, according to the fourth ...

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Bryan Caves exits top 20 ranking for deals

Bryan Cave slid off a ranking of the top 20 legal advisers for mid-market deals despite working on $1.24 billion worth of the mergers and acquisitions in 2009. The St. Louis firm worked on 18 U.S. mid-market deals, according to ...

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FDIC settles lawsuit against Lathrop & Gage

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has settled a malpractice case against Lathrop & Gage. A St. Louis federal judge’s order filed today said the lawsuit was no longer set for a Jan. 25 trial because it had been settled. The ...

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T-Mobile reaches tentative agreement with cities in taxes lawsuit

Help may be on the way for cash-strapped Missouri cities thanks to a tentative agreement reached with T-Mobile in a class-action lawsuit over cell phone taxes. The agreement is subject to client approval, said John F. Mulligan Jr., an attorney ...

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