The Missouri Supreme Court on Aug. 9 struck down a statutory tax exemption for solar energy systems, ruling that the exemption goes beyond those allowed by the state constitution.Read More »
Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate
A white developer’s decision to call a new three-bed medical facility “Homer G. Phillips Memorial Hospital” has been met by a backlash that includes a lawsuit, protests and newspaper editorials alleging cultural appropriation.
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St. Louis firm aids Spanish father with custody dispute in Missouri
A mother must return to Spain and redraw the shared custody plan for her 10-year-old, after she disobeyed a Spanish court order by moving him to her Missouri hometown.
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Jackson County court administrator Mary A. Marquez to retire
Jackson County Court Administrator Mary A. Marquez has announced she will retire in February after a 35-year career with the 16th Circuit.
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Pro bono lawyers shore up cases as St. Louis floods subside | Photos
A week after the last flash flood in St. Louis, a line of people seeking free legal advice wrapped around the corner of the Friendly Temple entrance on Aug. 11.
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Man can’t sue employer’s law firm for discrimination
A man must drop his allegation that his employer’s lawyer aided and abetted discrimination in court, after a split Aug. 9 Missouri Supreme Court opinion.
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Court says COVID doesn’t excuse loan’s repayment
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Aug. 9 that a valet company that was effectively shut down during the pandemic can’t use the “doctrine of impossibility” to avoid repaying a loan.
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Jury finds trucking company at fault for fatal wreck
A St. Charles County jury on Aug. 5 awarded more than $20 million to the family of a young man who died when his mother’s car crashed on a highway and was struck by an 18-wheeler.
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Missouri family says racism led to pool party cancellation
A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday during the weekend.
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Calzones receive mixed review from Southern District
A couple won and lost points on appeal after alleging the Maries County Commission and its members’ response to April 2020 lockdowns violated the Sunshine Law.
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Missouri voters set to weigh in on recreational marijuana
A campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri gathered enough signatures to make it on the November ballot, Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Tuesday.
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