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Court: Unpaid child support may violate attorney ethics rules

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri attorneys who fail to comply with court orders in their personal lives — including court-ordered child-support obligations — may find themselves in trouble with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel following an update to the Rules of Professional Conduct. ...

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Judge awards $22.75M to defrauded investors, including a judge and pro golfer

Tom Pernice Jr.

A federal judge in Kansas City awarded $22.75 million in damages to a Missouri state court judge and a professional golfer who were defrauded by a longtime acquaintance. In her Nov. 22 judgment, Chief U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips found ...

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Abortion-funding ban heads to Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. File Photo

The Missouri Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments on whether abortion is an appropriate subject for lawmakers to address in an appropriations bill. The arguments, set for the morning of Dec. 10, stem from state lawmakers’ decision in 2018 ...

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Missouri Supreme Court rules power of attorney covers arbitration agreement

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. File photo

The Missouri Supreme Court split 4-3 on whether a quadriplegic man was bound by an arbitration agreement that the person to whom he gave power of attorney had signed when admitting him to a nursing home. In its Nov. 19 ...

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