A bank’s overdraft fee program did not violate the state’s usury statute, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Western District’s recent decision for Hawthorn Bank in a class action found that the bank provided valuable services to its customers in connection with the fee. The appellate court also agreed with the lower court […]
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended two Missouri attorneys and disbarred two out-of-state attorneys. The court suspended Cass County attorney Theodore R. Hoefle for six months and Clinton attorney Richard Tillman Nichols for two years. Eldon L. Boisseau, of Wichita, was disbarred after he was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison for tax […]
The Missouri Supreme Court has recognized a “new, limited exception” to the rule that post-conviction motions can’t be filed late: when the judge tells the defendant the wrong deadline.
Josh Kezer, who was released from prison in 2009 after serving 16 years for a murder he didn’t commit, stood before a crowd gathered for a criminal defense training session and described the horrors he experienced while serving time.
In a carefully parsed opinion, the Missouri Supreme Court has clarified the point at which a public defender is considered to have taken on a post-conviction case, while indicating that the rule governing such appointments might need to be revised. Under Court Rule 29.15, attorneys for convicted defendants seeking post-conviction relief have 60 days to […]
If Gov. Eric Greitens continues to harbor doubts about the Nonpartisan Court Plan, his first appointment to the Missouri Supreme Court didn’t show it. On Tuesday, Greitens announced W. Brent Powell, a circuit judge in Jackson County, would fill the vacancy left by the death last November of Judge Richard B. Teitelman. Powell was the […]
A Missouri Supreme Court ruling Tuesday affirmed that statements by an animal welfare group in the context of a political campaign were immune to a defamation and invasion of privacy suit filed by the mother of a congressman. In a 6-0 decision authored by Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge, the court found the dismissal of Mary […]
The Eastern District Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man charged with allegedly injecting a prescribed drug at a hospital instead of taking it orally. Joshua Graham appealed his conviction and sentence for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The case is based on an October […]
Brent Powell, currently a circuit judge in Jackson County, will be the Missouri Supreme Court’s newest judge.
Whether with clients or colleagues, Missouri attorneys say golf is a good chance to take a break from the stressful legal environment to unwind and have more casual conversations. Bob Tomaso, a partner at Husch Blackwell, said he learned to play golf in law school. He later joined a club, and when he and his […]
Having upended the long-held understanding of when an employee can sue a coworker for a workplace injury just last year, the Missouri Supreme Court is now trying to determine where the rubber meets the road — or, as the case often seems to be, where the forklift meets the rock.
Four former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the assault of an inmate.
- Immigration: Asylum-Withholding of Removal-Appellate Jurisdiction
- Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Bottom-of-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence
- Criminal Law: Child Abuse-Sufficiency Of Evidence-Closing Argument
- Civil Rights: Religious Freedom-RLUIPA-Res Judicata
- Civil Practice: Res Judicata-Stop Work Order
- Immigration: Drug Conviction-Removability-Overbreadth of State Offense
- Civil Practice: Asset Forfeiture-Sanctions
- Civil Rights: Due Process-Failure to State Claim
- Probate : Revocable Trust – Amendment – Reformation
- Employer – Employee : Unpaid Commissions – At-Will Status
- Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Conflict Of Interest
- Appellate Practice : Jurisdiction – Final Judgment
- Nurse entitled to disability benefits despite working months after accident, Supreme Court rules
- Eastern District rules 10 cases against TitleMax may proceed without arbitration
- Supreme Court declines to hear Republican appeals on abortion ballot initiatives
- Cole County jury awards $1.56 billion in Roundup case headed for appeal
- Jury gives massive award after fleeing suspect causes fatal crash
- 8th Circuit tosses suit claiming false sale prices
- Attorney general releases report on Kim Gardner investigation
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