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Supreme Court weighs denial of arbitration

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether a group of former car owners are bound by an agreement to arbitrate their claims against a loan servicer that is simultaneously suing them for the amounts they still owe on their cars.

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Missouri gets new health chief after backlash over last one

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named a longtime state health official as the agency's new “acting director,” a designation that will allow her to begin work immediately without going through a potentially grueling Senate confirmation process that derailed the Republican governor's last health chief.

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Twitter suspends US Senate candidate for hateful conduct

A U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri says she has no plans to delete a transphobic tweet that violated Twitter's rules against hateful conduct, even after the social media platform said she won’t be able to tweet, retweet, follow or like posts until she does.

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Sculptor wins partial disability benefits again

Eastern District

In what the authoring judge called “quite the legal odyssey,” the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled once again that a man is owed permanent partial disability payments for a workplace injury he incurred nearly a decade ago.

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The POWER List: Appellate Law 2022

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, we examine the most powerful attorneys in appellate law.

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Missouri Senate passes expanded adult scholarship program

Seeking to bolster the workforce, the Missouri Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would extend and expand a scholarship program for adults to finish college degrees or get the advanced training needed for jobs.

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Opioid settlement was an in-house achievement

Over the last eight months, as his office has finalized a $458 million settlement with opioid makers and distributors, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt repeatedly has bragged that none of the money is going to attorneys’ fees.

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House bill pushes ban on eviction moratoriums

Missouri state Capitol

A state representative on Feb. 23 urged a Missouri House committee to adopt a bill that would prohibit cities and counties — but apparently not courts — from enforcing a moratorium on eviction proceedings. 

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