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Corporate: Securities Fraud – Insufficient Pleading – Scienter

Where plaintiffs who brought a securities fraud class action against Centene Corporation and several officers failed to show that the defendants had misrepresented a material fact or acted with scienter, the district court properly dismissed the action under the elevated ...

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We need to hit bottom before rebuilding

Boy, this economy is on everyone’s minds. At press time the auto bail out had been nudged into a ditch by the powers in Washington, and of course the various lunatic financial markets responded poorly. I don’t know that I ...

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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Criminal law Sentencing; procedural error 07-1993 United States of America, Appellee, v. Russell Henson, Appellant Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Submitted: Jan. 15, 2008 Filed: Nov. 24, 2008 ...

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Supreme Court of Missouri

Supreme Court of Missouri Attorneys Fiduciary duties; post-conviction representation SC89177 Bernardo O. Costa, Appellant, v. Arthur E. Allen, Respondent Handdown Date: 11/25/2008 Appeal From: Boone County Circuit Court, Judge Gene Hamilton Opinion Author: Special Judge Daniel E. Scott Opinion Vote: ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Employment law MHRA; dismissal of petition ED91202 Bobbie Morris, Appellant, v. Karl Bissinger Inc., Respondent Handdown Date: 11/25/3008 Appeal From: St. Louis City Circuit Court, Judge David L. Dowd Opinion Author: Judge Patricia L. ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District

Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District Workers’ compensation Temporary award; appellate review SD28973 Brian G. Cooper, Respondent, v. Hartwig Transit Inc., Appellant Handdown Date: 11/19/2008 Appeal From: The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Commission Opinion Author: Judge Don E. ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District Civil practice Contempt order; remedy available WD69834 State of Missouri ex rel. Eldon K. Bugg, Relator v. The Honorable Deborah Daniels, Judge, Boone County Circuit Court, Div. XI, Respondent Handdown Date: 11/25/3008 Original proceeding ...

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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Civil rights Qualified immunity; unreasonable seizure 07-2060 Stephen James Engleman, Appellee, v. Deputy Murray, Appellant, Chief of Police Keith Smith, Gentry Police Department, Defendant Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the Western District of ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District

Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District Civil practice Discovery; privileged communication SD29168 State of Missouri, ex rel. Peggy Tillman, Relator v. The Honorable Fred W. Copeland, Respondent Handdown Date: 11/17/2008 Attorney for Relator: Frank C. Bertrand III Attorney for Respondent: ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Administrative law Advertising; dentists ED90777 American Association of Orthodontists, Appellant, v. Yellow Book USA Inc., Respondent Appeal from: St. Louis Count Circuit Court, Honorable Melvyn W. Weisman Handdown Date: 11/18/2008 Opinion Author: Judge Odenwald ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District Workers’ compensation PTD award; motion to join spouse WD69128 Marianne Bennett, Appellant, v. Treasurer of the State of Missouri – Custodian of the Second Injury Fund, Respondent Appeal from: Labor and Industrial Relations Commission ...

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