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NorthSide TRO rejected

Attorney D.B. Amon, pictured here speaking at a community forum on eminent domain abuse on Aug. 20, recently filed suit seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen from considering approval of the NorthSide redevelopment project in St. Louis.

At a hearing on Thursday, Judge Robert Dierker told attorneys he didn’t see any immediate harm making a restraining order necessary, and set the matter for a preliminary injunction hearing in three weeks.

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Budget anxieties…

...on display at Missouri Bar's annual meeting

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Price Jr. in his annual address sounded a pragmatic tone. "We must bear our portion of the shortfall," he said. "There is no use in complaining."

Price said the financial impact is softened by the state's history of well-developed judicial programs, including juvenile justice programs and drug courts.

Click here to read the full text of his speech.

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Callahan named U.S. attorney

It's finally official.

Judge Richard Callahan has been tapped to become the federal prosecutor for Eastern Missouri.

President Barack Obama today announced his picks for four U.S. attorney openings. He chose Callahan, a circuit judge in Jefferson City, to take over the U.S. attorney's office in St. Louis. The previous U.S. attorney was Catherine Hanaway.

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Bar’s board OKs minor ad rule changes

It took a protracted debate about how to structure the debate, but eventually The Missouri Bar Board of Governors approved some modest changes in advertising rules. The board rejected several controversial ideas Wednesday. Among the rejected rules were those preventing ads from vilifying opponents or including celebrity endorsements. The board also turned down a rule setting a precise definition of conspicuous disclosure of the mandatory disclaimer and another requiring direct mail solicitations to tell consumers how to contact the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

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Ad company wins $6.9M verdict against Yahoo

An Internet advertising company won nearly $6.9 million after a federal jury trial in Texas of its patent lawsuit against corporate giant Yahoo Inc. The Newport Beach, Calif.-based company, Creative Internet Advertising, alleged it offered a demonstration of its technology ...

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