When a prosecutor learns of misdeeds by fellow law-enforcers, does she have a duty to report everything she knows? And if so, how quickly? These were the core questions on Jan. 23 at the Missouri Supreme Court’s disciplinary hearings of two former St. Louis assistant circuit attorneys whose conduct during a 2014 scandal is now under the microscope.Read More »
Missouri Lawyers Media honored attorneys Joseph D. “Chip” Sheppard III, Dan Viets and Michael B. Hill — and their advocacy for the ballot initiative that legalized medical marijuana and now promises to transform the state’s legal landscape — at ...
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Testimony from a former legislator this week before a Missouri Senate committee is raising questions about whether he followed state laws prohibiting ex-lawmakers from quickly returning to lobby at the Statehouse. Former state Rep. Kevin Corlew, a Kansas City Republican, ...
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A dispute involving the departure of the Rams from St. Louis could be headed to arbitration after all. The Missouri Supreme Court on Jan. 29 ordered the Court of Appeals Eastern District to reconsider two rulings last year that allowed disputes to remain in circuit court despite claims from the defendants that they should be arbitrated.Read More »
The staff of Missouri Lawyers Media won seven awards in the 2018 Associated Press Media Editors newspaper contest — including first-place finishes in the categories for best website and graphics. “Our statewide team produces excellent journalism every day,” said Missouri ...
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A Missouri appeals court ruled that a woman who was demoted from a managerial position via text message had good cause to quit her job and therefore qualified for unemployment benefits.Read More »
Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s proposal to offer scholarships for adults to study high-demand fields received bipartisan pushback from state senators Tuesday. Members of the Senate Education Committee questioned whether a new scholarship is needed, why the state should pay ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Jan. 29 that a legal-malpractice suit against the St. Louis law firm HeplerBroom must be moved to a different county. But the court left unresolved a larger question about the proper venue for such suits. ...Read More »