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Sep 8, 2023

8th Circuit sides with cop in alleged 1st Amendment retaliation case

The appeals court sided with a police officer accused of arresting a man as retaliation for using his First Amendment right to free speech.

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District court building in Kansas City
Sep 7, 2023

Federal offense doesn’t count for juvenile’s adjudication

The Western District ruled that a judge lacked jurisdiction over a juvenile offender alleged to have violated a federal gun law.

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Sep 6, 2023

Partial settlement reached in class suit over house-sale fees

A defendant in an antitrust class-action lawsuit against the real estate industry has settled for a reported $83.5 million.

The Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Sep 1, 2023

St. Louis must pay for violating due process in towed vehicle case

Both the City of St. Louis and a woman who sued the municipality for the seizure of her truck saw their appeals fail in front of the 8th Circuit.

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Aug 30, 2023

COVID wrongful death suit can proceed in state court

A St. Louis lawyer whose father died after contracting COVID-19 in a nursing home can proceed with his wrongful death suit in Missouri state court, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

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Aug 30, 2023

Series of default judgments add up to many plaintiffs’ wins

In the wake of her mother’s murder, Amya Maddock stood little chance of any recompense from the man who killed her.

The Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Aug 29, 2023

State prisons director granted qualified immunity in civil rights case

The U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment did not require the Missouri Department of Corrections director to do more than rely on her staff to investigate and address sexual assault allegations against a prison guard, the 8th Circuit held.

Missouri state capitol building
Aug 28, 2023

New law adds layer to redaction requirements

Lawyers who face the already daunting task of properly redacting their electronically filed court records now have a new set of regulations to navigate.

From left: Kelly C. Broniec, Michael E. Gardner and Ginger K. Gooch as they interview with the Appellate Judicial Commission on Aug. 21 and 22, 2023, in Jefferson City, Mo.
Aug 23, 2023

Parson offered familiar faces for Supreme Court pick

Gov. Mike Parson named all three finalists for the Missouri Supreme Court to their current judgeships. Now he must decide which of the three should sit on the state’s highest court.

Connie Cierpiot (left) and Kirk Presley (right) listen to an applicant while Timothy Drury (foreground) takes notes
Aug 22, 2023

Broniec, Gardner, Gooch nominated for Supreme Court

The Appellate Judicial Commission has nominated Court of Appeals Judges Kelly C. Broniec, Michael E. Gardner and Ginger K. Gooch to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Aug 17, 2023

Imprisoned St. Louis attorney loses law license

The Supreme Court of Missouri disbarred a former St. Louis attorney two months after he was sentenced to 31 months in prison.

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Aug 17, 2023

Supreme Court moves Roundup cases from St. Louis

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that several — but not all — claims against Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide must be moved to St. Louis County for trial.

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