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Widower gets $2M settlement after crash with bakery truck

A Columbia widower whose wife died in a crash on U.S. 63 has received $2 million to settle a lawsuit against a baking company and its truck driver, who told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel. An Isuzu ...

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Lathrop Gage resets Los Angeles office

A four-attorney boutique firm in Los Angeles has joined Lathrop Gage, helping the firm to rebuild an office that effectively evaporated last year. The combination with the Scheidemantle Law Group brings Lathrop’s L.A. office to seven attorneys, all of whom ...

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Settlement could end St. Louis Depakote case

A Missouri Supreme Court case that could have sorted out some of the controversy regarding out-of-state cases in St. Louis appears to have settled. The Supreme Court heard arguments in February about whether a Georgia woman’s lawsuit over birth defects ...

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Greitens agreed felony case could have gone forward

Former Gov. Eric Greitens left office maintaining he’d done nothing wrong, but he did admit that a jury might not see it that way. Greitens stepped down as Missouri’s governor on June 1 as part of a deal with the ...

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Bar board endorses initiative to help military spouses

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors has approved the first step in an effort to make it easier for lawyer-spouses of military members serving in Missouri to practice in the state. Missouri Bar President Morry Cole said the board has ...

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Southern District OKs plan that lets children decide visitation

The Missouri Court of Appeals has affirmed a parenting plan that gave four teens the discretion to decide their visitation, holiday and vacation time with their parents. The Southern District found that the mother “invited any error that she now ...

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From prisoner to public defender

On the evening of May 31, Stacey Lannert, an assistant public defender in the city of St. Louis, answered her cell phone. A state official in Jefferson City asked her to hold; someone wished to speak to her. “Hi Stacey, ...

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Imprisoned? No. Exonerated? Not quite.

Two men imprisoned for crimes they claim not to have committed found that the easiest way to get out of prison was to wait for a crisis to force the governor to resign. During his final hours in office on ...

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BCLP Business Academy refines associates’ focus on client goals

The Business Academy is only part of a broader push at BCLP toward tech-based innovation. It’s a push that gained momentum organically and doesn’t have an overarching name yet, but it includes the academy, a chief innovation officer position, a tech consultancy and a tech forum. And it has champions in the upper echelons of the firm.

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Girl receives $1.3M medical-negligence settlement

A 3-year-old Missouri girl has reached a $1,375,000 settlement with health-care providers whom she alleged failed to spot dehydration in the days following her birth, leading to a brain injury. Her attorney, Mike Meyer of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader in ...

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