Recent Articles from Jessica Shumaker
In two settlements, the designers and builders of a University of Missouri-Kansas City apartment building that was demolished in 2020 because of water and mold damage agreed to settle a suit brought by the University of Missouri.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower-court ruling finding $3 million in uninsured-motorist coverage for the family of a woman who, along with her son, was killed in a car crash.
A documentary filmmaker who alleged St. Louis police beat him while covering a protest will be able to take his claims to trial following a federal appeals court ruling.
A second case challenging the constitutionality of the use of videoconferencing software during court proceedings is on its way to the Missouri Supreme Court.
Conduct, not speech: Appeals court rules against Women’s March attendee ordered off St. Louis street
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower-court ruling that a St. Louis ordinance against obstructing traffic is unconstitutional after holding that its primary aim is to regulate conduct, not speech.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled June 29 that a Verizon customer’s 2015 receipt referencing settling disputes by arbitration is unenforceable because it exceeds the scope of what reasonable parties would expect in entering an agreement.
A federal jury in St. Louis has found a former Steak ‘n Shake worker liable for defamation for her viral Facebook post alleging that a local store sold burgers with live worms in them.
A Missouri appeals court has declined to grant a grandmother visitation rights after ruling that state law does not give her the opportunity to seek them outside of the context of a dissolution proceeding.
Three Al Jazeera America journalists who were tear-gassed while covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson settled their federal suit against a St. Charles County law enforcement officer for $280,000, according to their attorney.
- Criminal Law: Child Abuse-Sufficiency Of Evidence-Closing Argument
- Civil Rights: Religious Freedom-RLUIPA-Res Judicata
- Civil Practice: Res Judicata-Stop Work Order
- Immigration: Drug Conviction-Removability-Overbreadth of State Offense
- Civil Practice: Asset Forfeiture-Sanctions
- Civil Rights: Due Process-Failure to State Claim
- Probate : Revocable Trust – Amendment – Reformation
- Employer – Employee : Unpaid Commissions – At-Will Status
- Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Conflict Of Interest
- Appellate Practice : Jurisdiction – Final Judgment
- Domestic Relations : Parenting Plan – Child Support
- Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Guilty Plea – Sentence Advice
- Cole County prosecutor loses third Sunshine Law appeal
- Supreme Court weighs lagging symptoms in work comp case
- New accommodation rights for pregnant workers offer broad protections
- Clark named as next Eastern District chief judge
- Russell reflects on change as women take charge of Missouri’s legal system
- NCAA scores positive gender equity review from St. Louis firm
- Big improvements for Missouri bar takers | List of bar passers
- Athena Dickson named vice-president of Missouri Bar