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Lawmakers’ 2020 tort priorities draw on past sessions’ work

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As lawmakers returned to Jefferson City on Jan. 8, the Republican majority appeared ready to pick up where last year’s efforts to change the state’s tort laws left off. Among the bills expected to get a major push this year ...

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Judge enters $500M judgment in real estate data dispute

A federal judge in Kansas City entered a $500 million judgment against a bankrupt real estate data company, putting the finishing touches on a world-spanning, copyright-infringement suit. In 2016, CoStar Group, the country’s largest provider of commercial real estate information ...

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Defender seeks to expand court cost rulings for poor defendants

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An attorney who won a landmark ruling earlier this year regarding criminal defendants’ jail fees is now trying to “push the envelope” on other court costs that his clients had been told to pay. But a recent spate of court ...

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Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019

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In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...

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