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Beach wins MoBar family-law award

The Missouri Bar Association has named St. Louis County Presiding Judge Douglas R .Beach as the winner of the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award. Beach received the accolade at the bar association’s annual Family Law Conference Aug. 2-4 in ...

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Part of pelvic-mesh case to be retried

A woman who became the first person nationally to bring product-liability claims against two pelvic-mesh manufacturers in one trial — and lost — will have a chance to retry part of her case following a ruling Tuesday in the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

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Gray honored with National Bar award

The National Bar Association Judicial Council recognized Jon Gray, a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, with the Raymond Pace Alexander Award during its Thurgood Marshall Luncheon in New Orleans on July 31. The award is presented annually to recognize ...

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Doctor did not err, jury finds in malpractice case

A dispute involving a decision to forgo use of an immunosuppressive drug in treatment of a patient’s Crohn’s disease has resulted in a Clay County verdict for the defense. Dr. Dale Wytock had discussed with his patient Lisa Goodlet the ...

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Corrections officers receive $113M verdict in overtime case

A Cole County jury on Aug. 15 awarded a group of Missouri prison employees a verdict of $113 million for unpaid activities performed before and after their shifts but necessary to their jobs. Guards in Missouri’s prisons are compensated only ...

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Missouri Lawyers Media honors 20 for Diversity and Inclusion work

Missouri Lawyers Media honored 19 attorneys and one law firm at its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Awards on Aug. 15 at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Honorees were recognized for their work to advance diversity, inclusion and the ...

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Insurer can sue to recover unpaid work-comp premiums

A workers’ compensation insurance carrier could bring a breach-of-contract action to recover unpaid insurance premiums from an aircraft painter, according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case of first impression, the appellate court held that the ...

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Appeals judges split on detention of “sexually violent predator”

The decision made by the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District on Aug. 8 to uphold the indefinite detention of a man designated by a jury to be a sexually violent predator drew a dissent from the chief judge. In ...

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Plaintiff’s lawyer becomes defendant in long-running suit

Eight years of bitter litigation was supposed to come to a head on Aug. 6 in Jackson County Circuit Court, until a last-minute lawsuit against the plaintiff’s attorney delayed the trial for at least six months. The long-running dispute centers ...

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Greitens investigation leaves legacy for future impeachments

As a lawyer and independent-minded Republican, Rep. Jay Barnes might have spent his last session fielding questions on arcane areas of law and pushing back on such legislative priorities as tort reform. But when Gov. Eric Greitens was charged with a crime, Barnes was tapped to lead the House’s own investigation of the governor.

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