Where an incarcerated defendant discussed a check-kiting scheme with individuals who were not incarcerated via monitored phone calls, and the bank records, phone calls and testimony showed that a conspiracy existed, the evidence was sufficient to prove a conspiracy to ...Read More »
Where a defendant in a mail and wire-fraud case argued that the district court erred by refusing to allow him to present affirmative defenses based on perceived government authority, the defendant failed to show apparent authority, so the court did ...Read More »
Plaintiff appealed the preservice dismissal of her §1983 complaint, which alleged that her constitutional rights were violated in a board of pharmacy disciplinary proceeding. Where plaintiff failed to plead viable claims, the district court did not err by granting preservice ...Read More »
The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy created by the retirement of St. Louis County Circuit Judge Maura B. McShane. McShane was appointed to the circuit court by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1994 and served as ...
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Where appellant argued that the bankruptcy court erred in granting a debtor’s motion to avoid its judicial lien, the cloud on title created by the appellant’s recording of its judgment fastened an existing but presently unenforceable line on the property, ...Read More »
Plaintiff filed suit against two dissatisfied clients for unpaid fees. After defendants removed plaintiff’s suit to federal court, they stayed the action to allow the unpaid fees claim to proceed in arbitration. Before the arbitration panel, however, defendants raised numerous ...Read More »
Organizers of the upcoming “Legislation & Diverse Communities” roundtable, presented by the Minorities in the Legal Profession section of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, have released new details about the event set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...Read More »