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Missouri Supreme Court cases so far this year are numerous and weighty

Fifty decisions in six months is newsworthy in itself, but in the first half of this year the Missouri Supreme Court’s caseload has included such headliners as another piece to the puzzle that is the state’s law on noneconomic damage caps, recognition of an action for negligent entrustment against a gun seller, and clarification of when a plaintiff can sue a fellow employee for a workplace injury.

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Readying to retire

When a solo attorney is starting to think about retirement, there are four options — closing the practice, adding an associate who will eventually take over, merging with a larger firm or selling.

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NEW PODCAST: Lauck on Law

The Missouri Supreme Court deals with the toughest legal issues in the state, so resolving them takes time. But these days, it’s taking a lot more time than it used to.

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Report highlights ‘Gavel Gap’ in courts

A new report studying the disparity of women and minority judges across the country puts Missouri in the middle of the pack in terms of having a diverse state judiciary.

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Sunshine Law’s definition of ‘knowing’ now known

UPDATED: A city in Jefferson County does not owe attorneys’ fees to two plaintiffs after it failed to turn over a report requested under the Sunshine Law because the denial wasn’t a “knowing” violation of the law, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Seeking ‘Justice for All’

  Supporters of Legal Aid of Western Missouri heard an update on the organization’s three-year fundraising campaign at their Justice For All Luncheon in Kansas City. Gordon Gee, co-chair of Legal Aid’s Justice for All Committee, told the crowd gathered ...

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At an impasse

Supporters of expanding LGBT rights and backers of carving out religious freedom exemptions both saw proposed legislation fail in the last session. The impasse between the two came to the forefront in the legislature’s first session following the U.S. Supreme ...

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Hearing loss is disability to ‘body as a whole’

Western District

A man with preexisting hearing loss, who was injured in a work-related accident, was entitled to benefits from the Second Injury Fund, the Missouri Court of Appeals has held.

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