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Fall from rehabilitation bed subject to med mal time limit

Eastern District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Jan. 25 that a woman who was injured when she fell out of bed at a rehabilitation hospital is still bound by the two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims.

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Schlichter firm gets high court win in ERISA case

U.S. Supreme Court building

For the second time in seven years, a St. Louis law firm won a unanimous decision in the U.S. Supreme Court that clears the way for claims against employers whose retirement plans allegedly charged excessive fees.

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The POWER List: Lawyer-Lobbyists 2022

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, we examine the most powerful attorneys who are also lobbyists.

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County borders keep House redistricting between the lines

Missouri’s process for drawing state legislative districts has been a source of bitter partisan rancor lately. But the result, at least as far as Missouri’s House map is concerned, is surprisingly uncontentious and potentially more competitive.

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YouTube pulls Senate candidate ad over election fraud claim

A week after Republican Missouri Congressman Billy Long released a Senate campaign ad claiming the 2020 presidential election was rigged, YouTube has removed the ad for violating its guidelines.

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Appeals Court: St. Louis officers not immune from lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that St. Louis police officers do not have qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested along with several other people during a protest in 2017.

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Records request from circuit attorney will see the sun 

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office must provide all records of its communication relating to the two dismissed cases against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens plus plaintiff attorney’s fees, after a Jan. 25 ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

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Suspect in Kansas City firefighters’ deaths wins legal award

A man who spent nearly 22 years in prison after six Kansas City firefighters died in an explosion in 1988 has been awarded more than $344,000 in legal fees from a lawsuit he filed against the federal government.

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Missouri AG’s mask mandate suits draw some strong rebukes

Forty-five mask-requiring school districts in Missouri face lawsuits from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and some school leaders and elected officials are questioning if he really has the best interest of the state at heart.

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Old ATM frames bookkeeper for embezzlement

For seven years, the state pursued an employee embezzlement case in Greene County Court. On Dec. 16, 2021, the judge acquitted the defendant because the state lacked evidence that the crime happened.

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