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Sep 29, 2023

Medical privacy violation different than medical malpractice, reversal says

The essential question on appeal was what constitutes a health care service, according to the Eastern District.

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in St. Louis
Sep 28, 2023

Man, surrogate should have known child did not share his genes

A man sought damages for believing his child shared his genetic identity, while a surrogate mother sought damages for being impregnated with genetic material she did not consent to carry.

Nina Totenberg
Sep 28, 2023

Friends on the court: The changing dynamics of Supreme Court justices’ relationships

Longtime NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg speaks about the history and importance of friendships among Supreme Court justices.

Missouri Supreme Court building with flags flying in front
Sep 27, 2023

Supreme Court hears challenge to KC police funding

The high court will decide on whether a voter-approved amendment increasing spending on police will stand.

From left: Amos Bridges, Jordan Yount and Rasmus S. Jorgensen stand and pose in front of a stage and a large black banner that says "MISSOURI PRESS"
Sep 25, 2023

Missouri Lawyers Media’s legal coverage commended

Missouri Lawyers Media received seven awards from the Missouri Press Association at the organization’s annual Better Newspaper Contest award luncheon at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis.

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District court building in Kansas City
Sep 22, 2023

Cole County prosecutor loses third Sunshine Law appeal

Following the third appeal of the same case, the Cole County Prosecutor's Office must produce records related to its drug task force that were requested in 2015.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Sep 21, 2023

Supreme Court weighs lagging symptoms in work comp case

If you are injured at work, how long do you have to notice your symptoms before losing your ability to collect workers’ compensation? The Missouri Supreme Court wrestled with that question in a case.

Pregnant woman working on laptop. Cropped image of pregnant businesswoman typing something on laptop while sitting at her working place in office
Sep 20, 2023

New accommodation rights for pregnant workers offer broad protections

Attorneys see the newly proposed rule to implement the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act as painting the employee’s right to a reasonable accommodation with a broad brush while maintaining a firm standard for the employer’s burden of showing that a particular request would constitute an undue hardship.

The Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in the renovated Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Sep 20, 2023

Clark named as next Eastern District chief judge

Judge Thomas C. Clark II has been elected as the new chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Mary R. Russell speaks from behind a lectern at the Missouri Bar annual meeting
Sep 15, 2023

Russell reflects on change as women take charge of Missouri’s legal system

Chief Justice Mary R. Russell has plenty of experience on stage. But as she reflected on the week’s momentous leaps in female leadership within Missouri’s legal system, her polished delivery faltered for a moment.

A view of the outside of the NCAA headquarters with the letters "NCAA" prominently displayed between windows
Sep 15, 2023

NCAA scores positive gender equity review from St. Louis firm

The NCAA has made significant progress in its effort to correct gender inequities that received significant attention in recent years, according to a review conducted by a St. Louis-based law firm.

wooden gavel and books on wooden table,on brown background
Sep 14, 2023

Big improvements for Missouri bar takers | List of bar passers

More Missouri bar exam takers did well this summer than in the two previous years.

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