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Time limit on med mal suits doesn’t apply to home health care

Eastern District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Oct. 5 said that the two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions doesn’t apply to a lawsuit against a company that provides at-home health services.

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‘Flood’ of evictions after moratoriums more of a steady stream so far

Eviction moratoriums never completely stopped eviction proceedings. In the case of a St. Louis tenant who couldn’t pay rent since February, a landlord’s attorney delayed proceedings until the tenant was able to settle out of court — seven months later.

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Dee Wampler, noted Springfield defense lawyer, dies at 81

Dee Wampler, one of the most prominent criminal defense lawyers in southwestern Missouri, died Oct. 8 in the midst of doing what he loved — preparing for a criminal case. He was 81. Wampler had stayed overnight in St. Louis ...

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High court weighs ‘special’ reform law it once struck down

Missouri Supreme Court

A state law that uniquely restricts cities in St. Louis County from raising revenue through traffic citations is still on the books — and the court ruling that struck down that law is not. Now the Missouri Supreme Court has to decide if that means the law itself can make a comeback.

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Fight over probation fees not ready for ruling

Missouri Supreme Court

After considering the matter for nearly a year, a split Missouri Supreme Court said a man’s claim that he is exempt from the cost of his supervised probation needs more time to develop.

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Attorney who represented siblings faces suspension

Dan Viets

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a six-month suspension for a well-known criminal defense attorney who simultaneously represented a brother and sister on felony drug charges.

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After eight rounds in court, state executes Ernest Johnson

Ernest Johnson

The state executed Ernest Johnson by lethal injection at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. He previously had been sentenced to death three times since his 1994 crime. Gov. Mike Parson had denied him clemency a day prior.

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