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Kansas City firm claws out animal-law niche

For a firm that’s been open for just seven months, the Jungle Law Group in Kansas City already has turned plenty of heads and raised more than a few eyebrows with its vibrant advertising campaign.

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Families file first suits against duck-boat companies

The relatives of those killed by the sinking of a Branson duck boat in July have begun filing lawsuits against the companies responsible for operating and manufacturing the boats.

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Dierker leaves St. Louis prosecutor post for city counselor position

Robert H. Dierker never fully unpacked. “I’ve been opening boxes to try to find things,” said Dierker, a former St. Louis circuit judge who since January has served as chief trial assistant at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. “Now ...

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Crash that killed child results in $2M settlement

The mother of a 7-year-old boy killed in a Kansas City vehicle crash agreed to a $2 million settlement in her lawsuit alleging that a construction company and its employee failed to warn motorists of its activity in the area ...

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New BCLP partner joins private funds practice

Dee Anne Sjögren has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in the St. Louis office as a partner and co-leader of the private funds practice. Sjögren focuses her practice on representing investment funds, registered investment advisers and broker-dealers with respect to ...

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Woman gets $300K settlement after New Year’s Eve gun incident

A 19-year-old woman who was shot in the leg when a handgun accidentally discharged at a south St. Louis County home on New Year’s Eve has settled a liability claim with the homeowner’s insurer for $300,000. Mikayla Link of St. ...

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Missouri Lawyers Media to honor 20 for diversity work

For the first time, Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 20 attorneys, firms and organizations from around the state with its Diversity & Inclusion Awards for their work to support and advance those initiatives.

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Judge awards $20M to victim of Christian camp counselor

A Christian County Circuit Court judge has issued a $20 million judgment against the former director of a religious summer camp who sexually abused dozens of minors. Judge Laura Johnson ruled on March 20 that Peter D. Newman, formerly of ...

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Appeals court reverses in Kinloch Sunshine Law case

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on July 17 reversed and remanded a St. Louis County Court finding on summary judgment that the City of Kinloch had not knowingly or purposely violated the Sunshine Law. That kind of violation, ...

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