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Alex Murdaugh, standing in an orange jumpsuit, looks down and toward his defense attorney in a courtroom
Nov 20, 2023

Alex Murdaugh pleads guilty to financial crimes in deal that adds prison time

Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Friday to stealing millions of dollars from vulnerable legal clients in schemes lasting over a decade under an agreement that all but ensures more prison time for the longtime lawyer who was convicted of killing his wife and younger son.

Law cases and law books on a shelf
Nov 20, 2023

Dixon named to Jackson County Family Court

The judges of the Jackson County Circuit Court appointed Michelle Dixon as the circuit’s newest family court commissioner.

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Nov 20, 2023

Jury finds against rec area where teen drowned

The family of a teenager who drowned while diving off a cliff at a recreational area will collect more than $3.9 million.

A group of clergy members from various denominations march through downtown St. Louis on Jan. 19, 2023
Nov 17, 2023

Lawyers for religious leaders challenging Missouri abortion ban say law imposes beliefs on everyone

Missouri lawmakers intended to “impose their religious beliefs on everyone" in the state when they passed a restrictive abortion ban, lawyers for a group of religious leaders who support abortion rights said at a court hearing Thursday.

A man walks in front of a stone building with large, high arched doorways and wide steps in front
Nov 16, 2023

Appeals court frees attorney from having to join, pay dues to Louisiana bar association, for now

A Louisiana lawyer who objected to the state bar association’s public statements on several issues including health tips and LGBTQ rights can no longer be forced to join or pay dues to the association, a federal appeals court has ruled.

wooden gavel and books on wooden table,on brown background
Nov 16, 2023

Three nominated for Platte County judgeship

The 6th Circuit Judicial Commission selected three people for a circuit judge vacancy that will be created when Judge Thomas C. Fincham retires at the end of the year.

court gavel on $100 bills - legal concept
Nov 16, 2023

Judge finds U.S. liable for teen’s death in crash with postal van

The mother of a Kansas City teen fatally struck by a U.S. Postal Service van won a judgment of more than $2.9 million against the federal government.

Law books
Nov 16, 2023

Sprinkler company cleared of causing building’s burst pipe

A St. Louis County jury found a sprinkler company not liable for flooding that damaged an apartment complex.

Donald Trump Jr. sits at a large table with his attorneys in a New York courtroom
Nov 15, 2023

Trump’s lawyers focus on outside accountants who prepared his financial statements

Donald Trump’s lawyers are digging into an outside accounting firm’s role in preparing financial statements at the heart of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit. On Tuesday, they upped the blame with expert testimony from a former federal financial regulator.

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Nov 15, 2023

8th Circuit tosses suit claiming false sale prices

The court agreed that a woman failed to show an “ascertainable loss” when she purchased clothing from Old Navy at an allegedly deceptive sale price.

Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters
Nov 15, 2023

Attorney general releases report on Kim Gardner investigation

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s office released a report late Monday detailing why and how it sought to remove former St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner.

Taylor Swift (left), standing next to Brittany Mahomes, waves from a suite window at a stadium in Kansas City, Mo., during a Chiefs game
Nov 14, 2023

Classes on celebrities like Taylor Swift engaging a new generation of law students

Law professors across the country are increasingly drawing on popular culture and celebritydom — sometimes with the help of celebrities themselves — to engage a new generation of students and contextualize complicated concepts in the real world.

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