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Q&A: Judge Russell reveals her courtroom ‘pet peeves’

Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary R. Russell, right, speaks at a Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s breakfast forum May 18 in Richmond Heights. Also pictured, from left: Nancy Hamilton, deputy general counsel at Monsanto Co., Catherine Hanaway, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, and Carrie Hermeling, St. Louis office managing partner for Husch Blackwell. In a telephone interview, Russell weighed in on the dos and don’ts of attorney courtroom behavior.

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John Orbe joined Bryan Cave’s St. Louis office. He will practice with the transactions, corporate finance and technology, entrepreneurial and commercial practice groups. He received his law degree from Saint Louis University in 2010. Orbe was a summer associate with ...

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Supreme Court kicks arbitration ball back to Missouri

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, a hotly anticipated case on class action arbitrations. In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the state of California could not invalidate an arbitration clause because it barred class actions. That ruling had been expected to have a major effect on Missouri law — an expectation that was confirmed last week.

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