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Jan 15, 2021

KC attorney recounts ‘momentous day’ at U.S. Capitol 

When Adam Sachs arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, he planned to visit his college-intern son in the office of U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and then watch as Congress voted to certify the presidential election.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Jan 13, 2021

Western District denies attorney’s appeal in injured-puppy lawsuit 

A Missouri appeals court has affirmed a defense judgment in a Kansas City attorney’s suit against a woman he alleged negligently dropped and injured his puppy, ruling the decision was not against the weight of the evidence.

Court of Appeals, Southern District
Jan 12, 2021

Court affirms judgment for woman injured in courthouse 

A Missouri appeals court has affirmed a $427,500 judgment against the 32nd Judicial Circuit Court for a woman who was injured after falling down the basement stairs of the Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse in 2013.

Jan 12, 2021

Federal courts to issue new procedures for sensitive documents

Federal courts nationwide are adopting new procedures to receive highly sensitive court documents following the disclosure of widespread cybersecurity breaches of private sector and government computer systems.

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Jan 11, 2021

2021 Missouri Lawyers Media Top V&S winners announced

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

Court of Appeals, Southern District
Jan 11, 2021

Choking driver injured in accident found eligible for work comp

A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District split on whether a DISH Network technician was eligible for workers’ compensation after he crashed his work vehicle while choking on a breakfast sandwich.

Jan 11, 2021

More Midwest landowners file suit over Missouri River flooding

A favorable ruling last month in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for landowners along the Missouri River has spawned new, similar litigation in the court.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey
Jan 8, 2021

Eastern District denies writ in McCloskey prosecution

The Court of Appeals Eastern District said that it won’t review a decision to remove St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office from a high-profile weapons case involving a pair of attorneys.

Jan 8, 2021

Assistant Jackson County prosecutor dies of COVID-19

Members of the Jackson County legal community are mourning the death of Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor JoEllen Engelbart, who died Jan. 2 after spending nearly two weeks in a hospital for treatment of COVID-19.

Jan 8, 2021

COVID-19 liability bills await as lawmakers return to work

The 101st Missouri General Assembly began its legislative session on Jan. 6 with plans to pick up an issue that the 100th Assembly put aside just a month before: COVID-19 liability protections.

Jan 8, 2021

Mount Vernon attorney Appelquist dies of heart attack

Susan Appelquist, a longtime Springfield-area family law attorney and a 2019 Women’s Justice Award winner, died Dec. 29 at age 66. According to her obituary, she suffered a fatal heart attack at her home.

Eastern District
Jan 7, 2021

Court affirms $1 verdict in vehicle-crash case

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled that a $1 verdict for a man injured in a vehicle accident was not against the weight of the evidence.

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