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Suspect in Pickert murder appears in court

A Raytown man accused of murdering a Kansas City attorney to whom he lost at trial made a brief court appearance on May 3 and is due back on June 11.

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UPDATED: Lawyers in Greitens’ investigation duel over due process

As the Missouri House prepares for a special session that could lead to Gov. Eric Greitens’ impeachment, its ongoing investigation lies somewhere between a legal and a political proceeding, as dueling statements from attorneys illustrated last week. Catherine Hanaway of Husch ...

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Doctor didn’t harm baby’s arm during birth, jury finds

A Clay County jury has determined that a doctor was not responsible for permanent arm injuries sustained by a child during a difficult delivery. Jeremiah Baker incurred damage to his brachial plexus as he exited the womb during his 2013 ...

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Law Day: New BAMSL president calls for more pro bono work

The new president of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis issued a call for more of the organization’s members to take up pro bono cases for Saint Louisans in need of their services. “This organization is a sleeping giant,” ...

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Beseau joins St. Louis office of Foley & Mansfield

The defense firm of Foley & Mansfield has announced that litigator John G. Beseau has joined the firm’s construction law and litigation team in its St. Louis office. Beseau will defend construction matters in Missouri and Illinois as well as nationally. ...

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Family receives $2.2M settlement after two killed by drunk driver

The family of a St. Louis man killed in a DWI crash along with his 2-month-old daughter has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the imprisoned drunk driver and a popular bar for $2.2 million. Half of the settlement, which was ...

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Med-mal affidavit law remains in place

The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of affidavits of merit in medical malpractice cases three times. A fourth case decided on May 1 was no different. The court turned aside an argument that the wording of the law ...

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Court hears Zahnd disciplinary case

DWI refusals refused

Missouri Supreme Court arguments in the case of Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric G. Zahnd quickly touched on a key defense: that Zahnd’s actions of publicly naming and criticizing prominent community members for their support of a man convicted of child sexual abuse was protected speech.

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Court affirms dismissal of wrongful-death claims tied to nuclear waste

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of lawsuits against a company that handled nuclear waste in the St. Louis area during World War II and the Cold War, saying the plaintiffs exceeded the statute of ...

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Zellweger named to St. Louis County bench

Gov. Eric Greitens has named Nicole S. Zellweger as an associate circuit judge for St. Louis County. Zellweger, a partner at Stinson Leonard Street, will replace Judge Mary Elizabeth Ott, whom Greitens elevated to the circuit bench earlier this year. ...

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