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Justice Department sues UnitedHealth over nearly $8B deal

Federal regulators are suing to block UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of technology company Change Healthcare, a deal they fear will put too much health care claims information in the hands of one company.

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Fired Kansas City worker’s suit can proceed against city

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District said a whistleblower lawsuit against the city of Kansas City may be able to continue even though it was filed more than a year after the worker was fired.

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Law firm diversity is ongoing goal

Gavel, legal

When Amanda Garcia-Williams is asked whether diversity is just a buzzword for some law firms, she quickly mentions three groups. 

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Senators weigh court plan overhaul

Missouri State Capitol

Gov. Mike Parson has made 48 appointments under the Nonpartisan Court Plan since taking office. Under a proposal being debated in a Missouri Senate committee, Parson and his successors could find that process even easier.

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Insurance claims denied for COVID losses

Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in recent weeks has affirmed the denial of two class-action claims that Missouri policyholders made against insurers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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