A fight regarding Missouri’s venue and joinder rules could be finished following a ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court. The court ruled Feb. 13 that a St. Louis County man cannot join other plaintiffs in neighboring St. Louis Circuit Court ...Read More »
A judge has dismissed the malicious prosecution and defamation lawsuit filed by a white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. ...Read More »
A St. Louis police officer has been charged in federal court with a misdemeanor civil-rights violation. The charge was filed Wednesday against Officer Kenneth Grooms II. Court documents say “while acting under color of law, willfully deprived ‘John Doe’ of ...
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The man running for re-election as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen wants to stop state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed from running against him because of her name. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lewis Reed’s chief of staff ...Read More »
Virginia’s lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It’s a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions. At ...
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The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases that challenge the ability of local courts to impose the room and board bills that criminal defendants often receive after their jail stays. Such “board bills” are allowed by law.Read More »
A woman’s claim that the painkiller Vioxx caused her cardiovascular injuries has been revived by a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Feb. 4, in a split 2-1 ruling, the court reversed a lower-court ruling allowing ...Read More »
After seven hours of deliberations Feb. 8, a jury returned a mixed verdict for a former KSHB reporter in Kansas City.Read More »