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Court won’t recognize new duty for employers

Court of Appeals, Southern District

The Court of Appeals Southern District declined to recognize a “negligent recommendation” cause of action in a lawsuit alleging that a religious college gave a church the name of a pastor who went on to abuse a minor.

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Post-conviction ‘statement in lieu’ is not necessarily abandonment

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, located in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck.

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District issued a ruling April 9 that teased out the difference between attorney abandonment and an attorney’s filing of a “statement en lieu” — that is, a document in which post-conviction counsel tells the court that he or she has found no facts or claims to add to a defendant’s pro se petition.

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