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Court knocks privacy argument in Sunshine Law case

Western District

An appeals court has affirmed a penalty against the Missouri Department of Corrections for knowingly breaking the Sunshine Law by withholding information about people who applied to witness state executions. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem had ordered the department ...

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Eastern District gives green light to 
lawsuit over ‘all natural’ cupcake mix

A consumer dissatisfied with his purchase of an “all natural” cupcake mix that contained an allegedly artificial ingredient can proceed with his lawsuit under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Eastern District reversed ...

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Indictment filed over death from alleged street race

One of two men alleged to have caused a woman’s death while racing on a street in Frontenac has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and being a persistent drunken driver.

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Missouri settles in man’s drowning while in patrol custody

The state of Missouri will pay $9 million to the family of an Iowa man who drowned after he fell out of a boat handcuffed and in an improperly secured life vest while he was in custody of a state ...

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Muni court bill examined as special law

Missouri Supreme Court

The fate of a new law that made major changes to St. Louis County’s municipal court system may depend on a series of legal precedents from its southern neighbor, Jefferson County.

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Appellate court says embryos are marital property

*UPDATED* The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District ruled embryos are property, not children despite "Missouri law that gives them full legal rights,” attorney says.

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ArchCity Defenders continues to file lawsuits

Lawsuits filed against St. Louis area municipalities for harmful practices, such as so-called debtors’ prisons, have changed behavior in some areas but there is still work to be done, Blake Strode a staff attorney with the ArchCity Defenders, said after ...

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Republican governor could put tort overhaul back on the table

Will 2017 be 2005 all over again? Twelve years ago, Republicans won control not just of the Missouri House and Senate but the governor’s office as well. Under Gov. Matt Blunt, lawmakers passed a sweeping series of changes to the ...

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Clay: Trump presidency won’t impact Ferguson settlement

The election of Donald Trump as president should have no impact on the settlement agreement between the city of Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice, Democratic U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay of St. Louis said. Clay spoke Thursday at ...

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