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Court ruling reinstates officer’s uninsured motorist claim

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District has reinstated a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer’s suit against his auto insurance company in which he sought uninsured motorist coverage for injuries he sustained while working at a DUI checkpoint.

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Tort bills moving though legislative committees

Missouri state Capitol

State lawmakers last week advanced a raft of proposed changes to Missouri’s tort laws, though the session’s main tort goal still awaits a key procedural step.

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Supreme Court affirms out-of-state electric plant rule 

Missouri Supreme Court building

In one case, the court unanimously affirmed the constitutionality of a new Public Service Commission rule requiring electric utilities to obtain a certificate of convenience and necessity before constructing or operating an electric plant outside of Missouri.

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Missouri judges to train on COVID-19 evidentiary issues

Missouri Supreme Court building

The Missouri Supreme Court said six Missouri judges will be trained this year to help educate their colleagues on COVID-19-related issues that could be raised in court, especially those turning on COVID-19 testing or other emerging scientific evidence.

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Ethics charges lead to attorney’s disbarment

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The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred a Liberty attorney who failed to respond to charges that he violated attorney ethics rules by not returning money owed to clients and not communicating with them about their cases and refunds.

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Judge stays ruling on St. Louis charter schools 

A federal judge has put on hold a ruling that charter schools in the city of St. Louis may receive desegregation sales tax funding but must use it for desegregation purposes, pending an appeal from the state of Missouri.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2021: An incredible year

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Missouri Lawyers Media took a long look back at this incredible year to not only identify those gladiators who marked big verdict and settlement wins for their clients in 2020, but also those whose actions in and out of the courtroom have had — or will have — significant impact on the profession.

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Supreme Court reviews research fees under Sunshine Law

Missouri Supreme Court building

The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to strike a balance between the need for the public to access governmental records and the state’s need to have lawyers review those documents before handing them over.

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Draper delivers state of the judiciary speech via video

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III wasn’t able to give his final state of the judiciary speech to a live audience. But at least he never had to remind anyone to turn on their sound.

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