The state Supreme Court has halted one of the first lawyer disciplinary hearings under new rules to make the process more transparent — after Missouri Lawyers Weekly objected to the disciplinary panel’s closing the proceedings to the public.Read More »
How the Hais case has played out since it began in 2010.Read More »
The Haises deny guilt in all of the accusations, and their attorneys find it odd that OCDC has pursued the cases for so long.Read More »
In a unanimous decision this afternoon, the state Supreme Court agrees that the public should have access to a previously secret attorney disciplinary hearing.
The ruling applies as well to all future disciplinary hearings.Read More »
After the state Supreme Court issued a stay of a secret disciplinary hearing, the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel has suggested allowing a partial opening of the hearing about Clayton family law attorney Susan Hais (seen in inset).Read More »
Within hours of receiving Missouri Lawyers Media's writ petition, the Missouri Supreme Court has stayed the Susan Hais disciplinary hearing.
Missouri Lawyers Media has filed an emergency writ with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday asking that the hearing be held in public. On Tuesday evening, the court stayed the proceedings and gave the Disciplinary Hearing Panel and its members until noon Wednesday to respond to the newspaper's writ petition.Read More »
A disciplinary hearing for Clayton family law attorney Susan Hais was sealed from the public by order of the presiding officer of the hearing, despite Hais’ objections. The hearing was sealed on the morning it began, in a proceeding that itself took place behind closed doors at a time and location that were not announced publicly.Read More »
A group of former neighbors who claim their high rates of cancer come from pollution around Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County have had all but one of their claims in a federal lawsuit tossed out. Their attorney, though, said he isn’t worried and that the plaintiffs will find relief through the remaining count.Read More »
The largest collectible verdict in Missouri history won’t be collected after all, at least not directly.Read More »
A woman injured in a collision in St. Louis County collected policy maximums from the defendant’s insurance policy as well as from her own underinsured motorist policy.Read More »
A telephone maintenance company sued Panera Bread Co. for breach of contract, but the contract itself couldn’t be found. So a St. Louis County jury rejected the company’s attempt to collect $288,000 on its claim against the bakery chain.Read More »