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Appeals court denies privilege for false probation information

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled April 27 that a man who allegedly submitted false reports while on probation cannot benefit from a state law that bars disclosure of communications with probation officers.

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Supreme Court to consider ‘confrontation’ via video

Missouri Supreme Court building

Under the U.S. and Missouri constitutions, criminal defendants are entitled to confront their accusers. But what happens when their accuser appears in court remotely using videoconferencing software?

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Jackson County approves temporary cooling measures

Jackson County Courthouse

Jackson County officials have approved nearly $1.6 million in funding to provide temporary cooling throughout much of the downtown Kansas City courthouse while crews repair the building’s chilled-water lines.

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Lawyers push for family-court reform on medical cannabis

Nearly three years after Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing a medical marijuana program in the state, individuals who participate in the program still face discrimination in the state’s family courts, according to family law attorneys.

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Appeals court upholds injunction against St. Louis police, for now

A federal appeals court has set a six-month deadline for a lower court to rule on a permanent injunction in a suit alleging St. Louis police violated protestors’ civil rights following the acquittal of Jason Stockley in 2017.

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Joplin attorney suspended for trust account violations

Gavel, legal

The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Joplin attorney for at least three years after finding that she violated rules of professional conduct regarding trust accounts, unreasonable fees and dishonesty.

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The POWER List: Tax Law

In this latest edition of Missouri Lawyers Media’s POWER LIST, we examine the most powerful attorneys in tax law.

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