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Eastern District takes first look at Good Samaritan law

Eastern District

The Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled on March 22 that a man allegedly caught with drugs when reporting the overdose death of an acquaintance will have to do more to show that he’s protected by Missouri’s recently passed Good Samaritan law.

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Drug possession misses mark for double jeopardy

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The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a court could prosecute a man’s use of a gun with drug possession on top of plain drug possession, the latter of which was previously dismissed on grounds of double jeopardy.

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Problems with brief doom case in Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court building

In an unusual move, the Missouri Supreme Court on March 15 dismissed the appeal of a workers’ compensation case it heard in December, saying the plaintiff’s briefs didn’t comply with court rules. 

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New practice group positions Husch Blackwell to lead in future therapies

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Whether or not the Missouri General Assembly moves on proposed bills this session, research on psychedelics to treat mental health is ramping up nationwide. Husch Blackwell’s new psychedelics and emerging therapies practice group seeks to answer that call, said Kansas City partner Curt Chase.

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The POWER List: Health Care Law 2022

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, we examine the most powerful attorneys in health care law.

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Former ALJ wins disability claim after years-long delay

Three years after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial, and two years after the pandemic caused that trial to be delayed, a St. Louis jury has awarded $1.36 million to a former administrative law judge on claims that he faced retaliation for complaining of discrimination on the job.

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Western District reins in deadline for Human Rights Commission

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is allowing two employment discrimination suits to proceed, at least for now, despite a new provision of law that exempts religious organizations from the Missouri Human Rights Act.

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Last 8 employees dismissed from wrongful death suit

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a judgment dismissing the last employees from a suit alleging they had not done all they could to prevent a boy’s death.

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Armstrong Teasdale expands to D.C. and Dublin

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Armstrong Teasdale has opened an office in Dublin, Ireland. Separately, it says it plans to establish a presence in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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