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Missed deadlines fatal to wrongful death suit 

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The Missouri Supreme Court ruled March 8 that a judge was justified in dismissing a wrongful death case against a railroad after the plaintiff’s attorney missed a series of deadlines.

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Court: Infection was sufficient for MHRA claim

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Although a Grain Valley man recovered from an E. coli infection, his condition was sufficient to bring a disability discrimination case against his employer under the Missouri Human Rights Act, a Missouri appeals court has ruled.

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State isn’t liable for $4 million judgment against St. Louis teacher

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Missouri’s Legal Expense Fund is not liable for a $4 million default judgment against a former St. Louis Public School District employee because the district is not considered an “agency” of the state, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled.

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Supreme Court upholds aggravating-circumstances damages in med mal case

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A split Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed aggravating-circumstances damages in the case of a Scott County man who died of complications from prostate surgery, ruling that his family brought sufficient evidence to support the award.

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Inmate’s lawsuit against prison officials survives motion to dismiss

An inmate who alleged Missouri prison officials held him in restraints for 17 days straight may proceed with his suit against them after a federal judge ruled the officials failed to show they are entitled to qualified immunity.

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Both sides count wins in business-interruption litigation

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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies and businesses in Missouri and beyond continue to square off in suits aimed at forcing insurers to cover losses resulting from government-ordered shutdowns, with each side claiming early victories.

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