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Lower statute of limitations gets Senate hearing

Missouri state Capitol

A Missouri Senate committee is weighing a bill that would reduce Missouri’s statute of limitations for personal injury suits to two years from the date of injury.

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State legal fund not liable for wrongful-conviction settlement

Eastern District

The Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled that the state of Missouri is not responsible for most of its share of a $13.825 million settlement reached in 2018 with family of a man freed after 30 years of wrongful incarceration.

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Missouri bar license suspended for former Illinois attorney

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 Stephen R. Wigginton, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, had his Missouri bar license suspended Dec. 21 due to two misdemeanor convictions in Madison County, Illinois.

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Appeals court grants partial ERISA win to decedent’s husband

Eastern District

On Jan. 5, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals resurrected a husband’s claim that his late wife’s employer failed to pay premiums that would have entitled him to a far larger life insurance payment.

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Missouri Lawyers Media Top V&S winners announced

Top V&S 2021

Each year, Missouri Lawyers Media scours its Verdicts & Settlements database to recognize the state-licensed attorneys who achieved the largest verdicts, settlements, judgments and defense wins of the past 12 months.

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2022 legislative session kicks off

Dean Plocher

As usual, there are several proposed changes to Missouri’s tort system on the table, but it’s not clear if other priorities will overshadow those bills.

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