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School district must face suit for firing injured worker

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

In a ruling that was decades in the making, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled recently that school districts alleged to have fired an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim cannot claim the protection of sovereign immunity.

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Nominees picked for Western, Eastern appellate vacancies

After a three-day marathon of public interviews and private deliberations, the Appellate Judicial Commission has selected two panels of finalists for openings on the Western and Eastern districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals.

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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 building

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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