Recent Articles from Kelly Wiese
St. Louis Juvenile Court Judge Jimmie Edwards is in the running for an award from People magazine that could mean $10,000 for the school that he started for troubled teens.
Plaintiffs and their attorneys often talk when they file a product liability case about the need to hold a company accountable for a defective product. They yearn for a highly publicized trial and a big verdict that they hope will, from their perspective, punish a business for being careless or putting profits ahead of safety.
A Jackson County jury has awarded more than $19 million to a car dealer who alleged he was harmed by negative publicity about another dealer who’s also his brother. Jeremy Franklin Suzuki, with operations in Kansas City and in Olathe, Kan., sued American Suzuki Motor Corp., arguing it was liable for the negative publicity surrounding another Kansas City-area Suzuki dealer’s ad campaign.
A woman already suffering from kidney failure died at a Jackson County hospital after a hematoma in her neck prevented her from breathing. Her family reached a $565,000 settlement following the 2004 death, a plaintiffs’ attorney said.
This is the latest installment of an occasional Missouri Lawyers Weekly feature dissecting information in the newspaper’s Verdicts & Settlements online database, a tool subscribers can tap into for case research and comparisons.
It’s a firmly held belief by attorneys on both sides of medical malpractice cases: Plaintiffs have a tough time persuading a jury to side with them rather than with the doctor accused of wrongdoing.
Attorneys who are suspended or disbarred from practicing law aren’t supposed to appear in court, file motions or otherwise act like lawyers. But courts around Missouri don’t routinely verify that lawyers are allowed to be there when they show up for hearings, trials or to file paperwork.
- Immigration: Asylum-Withholding of Removal-Appellate Jurisdiction
- Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Bottom-of-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence
- 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
- Nurse entitled to disability benefits despite working months after accident, Supreme Court rules
- Eastern District rules 10 cases against TitleMax may proceed without arbitration
- Supreme Court declines to hear Republican appeals on abortion ballot initiatives
- Cole County jury awards $1.56 billion in Roundup case headed for appeal
- Jury gives massive award after fleeing suspect causes fatal crash
- 8th Circuit tosses suit claiming false sale prices
- Attorney general releases report on Kim Gardner investigation
- Legal Limelight: Jason C. Smith, Office Managing Partner, Spencer Fane