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Appeals court tosses verdict over misunderstood deed

Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday reversed an $850,000 bench verdict in a wrongful foreclosure case, saying it was based on a “fundamental misunderstanding” of the deeds of trust on the property. Plaintiff Theresa Grisham lost her Platte ...

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Clemons’ attorneys say plea agreement talks in the works

Reginald Clemons testifies on the third day of a hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Mel Carnahan Courthouse in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

Attorneys for a man awaiting retrial in the deaths of two sisters forced off an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis say in a court filing that they're negotiating with the Missouri Attorney General's Office on an unspecified plea agreement.

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Bryan Cave attorney appears on Jeopardy

Bryan Cave Attorney Liz Kuster almost didn’t go to her in-person audition for Jeopardy. The episode featuring Kuster, a St. Louis native, aired Monday.

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Western District resolves case 2-1 (or is it 9-2?)

Western District

A ruling on Tuesday from the Western District Court of Appeals revealed a little more about the how the case was decided than the court typically shares. In 2015, defendant Brian Hicks was alleged to have exposed himself in a ...

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Author urges lawyers to find the stories beneath poverty

Author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz offered the Kansas City legal community a piece of advice that is useful not for addressing only poverty but any case. “There’s no single narrative,” he said. “There’s no single story.” Kotlowitz, the author of ...

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Multi-plaintiff talc trial starts in St. Louis

The latest talc trial, and the first to include multiple plaintiffs, started Friday morning in St. Louis. The case is one of more than 2,000 lawsuits filed in St. Louis alleging that Johnson & Johnson products, including its baby powder, ...

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2 groups file lawsuit to halt Missouri’s voter ID law

Two civil rights organizations are suing to stop Missouri’s new voter ID law, with their attorneys calling it a gimmick designed to block people from voting. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Jefferson City by the American Civil Liberties Union ...

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Court affirms white woman’s racial discrimination verdict

Eastern District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has affirmed a $4.85 million verdict for a white teacher terminated from historically black Harris-Stowe State University. “In a time where claims of discrimination are most often proven through circumstantial evidence due to ...

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Special prosecutor ordered in Moniteau prosecutor’s assault case

The Eastern District Court of Appeals has ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor in Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea’s second-degree assault case. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel unanimously ruled to disqualify the Attorney General’s Office from the case. It ...

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