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Robin Ransom takes notes while behind the bench on the Missouri Supreme Court
Oct 31, 2022

‘The law as it is’ : Judge Robin Ransom reflects on her role on the Missouri Supreme Court

When considering Missouri Supreme Court Judge Robin Ransom, political stereotypes are not your friends.

Oct 31, 2022

Federal student loan relief halted, for now

As Missouri and five other states continue fighting against relieving student loans, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stalled the actual act of cancelation but not the millions of applications still rolling in.

court gavel on $100 bills
Oct 28, 2022

Court approves $117.5 million settlement for corrections officers’ overtime

Four years after a massive jury verdict in the plaintiffs’ favor and 16 months after the Missouri Supreme Court sent them back for another try, a Missouri judge has approved a settlement worth at least $117.5 million for state corrections officers who sought payment for unpaid on-the-job activities.

Robyn Buck and Noah Garcia
Oct 28, 2022

Corporate counsel share industry challenges, best practices

Panelists from major companies with operations in Missouri confided how they select outside counsel during Missouri Lawyers Media’s Corporate Counsel Roundtable.

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Oct 27, 2022

Chief Disciplinary Counsel to retire Nov. 11

Missouri’s Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan D. Pratzel will retire on Nov. 11. Laura Elsbury takes up his role after his retirement.

Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Oct 26, 2022

8th Circuit turns aside class-action over supplement’s effectiveness

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a suit against the makers of a non-FDA-approved nutritional supplement to treat memory issues, saying the lead plaintiff had failed to show a violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Concept of legal protection with gavel behind a small triangular sign reading "discrimination"
Oct 25, 2022

Discrimination lawsuits face jurisdictional waiting game

Not long ago, getting clearance to file a lawsuit claiming discrimination was a perfunctory task. These days, it can push plaintiffs right up to the deadline to seek their day in court.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Oct 24, 2022

Flood and AWOL mayor cause late report, fines

A small Missouri city can’t evade a $9,400 state fine after it failed to file a financial report during a 2019 flood that triggered federal and state assistance, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District determined.

Oct 24, 2022

Supreme Court opinion didn’t change analysis of Missouri ‘crime of violence’

Following a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 17 reaffirmed a ruling that defines what constitutes a crime of violence under Missouri law.

Gavel, legal image
Oct 21, 2022

Hotel faces massive award for guard’s assault of guest

A St. Louis jury delivered a $177 million message to a hotel whose security guard sexually assaulted a guest in her room.

Gavel on briefcase
Oct 21, 2022

Missouri Lawyers Media moves St. Louis headquarters

Missouri Lawyers Media’s eastern Missouri office has moved its headquarters to western St. Louis County from its longtime downtown St. Louis office.

Eastern District
Oct 20, 2022

Eastern District continues high bar for police liability in fatal chases

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has reaffirmed a long line of cases making it difficult for plaintiffs to hold police responsible for injuries to innocent victims of a high-speed pursuit.

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