As Carrie Bechtold tells it, the legal department at Wells Fargo has found a way to put its money where its mouth is on diversity. Bechtold, a managing counsel at the bank, explained the situation at a CLE on Dec. ...Read More »
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Dec. 4 upheld a verdict against a medical malpractice plaintiff who claimed after her trial that the presiding judge should have recused himself for having an alleged business link to a defendant.Read More »
A case stemming from the death of a 7-year-old Kansas boy is heading to the Missouri Supreme Court on questions of jurisdiction and the duty owed by child-welfare agencies to individuals. On Dec. 4, the Missouri Supreme Court blocked a ...Read More »
Missouri’s venue laws hinge on where the plaintiff was “first injured.” That’s usually clear enough in a car crash or a botched surgery, but a pending legal malpractice suit against a prominent St. Louis law firm is proving harder to pin down.Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether the state’s implied-consent law violates due process because it claims to “immediately” revoke the licenses of suspected drunken drivers who refuse to submit to a chemical test. Matthew Carvalho was arrested in Washington, ...
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If you’re looking to buy John Hancock’s John Hancock, Rick Schnake is the person to call. When he’s not practicing law, the Springfield appellate attorney with Neale & Newman is an autograph collector and dealer. His side business of 15 years, History In Ink, has allowed him to read the mail of some of history’s most famous — and infamous — figures.Read More »