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Nov 29, 2022

Human Rights Commission launches project to speed up cases

The Missouri Commission on Human Rights has embarked on a pilot project to address complaints that it is taking too long to process claims.

Nov 28, 2022

The POWER List: Environmental and Energy Law 2022

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, Missouri Lawyers Media examines the state’s most powerful attorneys in environmental and energy law.

Bobby Bostic, left, and retired Judge Evelyn Baker, right at podium
Nov 28, 2022

‘The whole system needs to be revamped’: Retired judge considers roots of Bobby Bostic’s imprisonment

Bobby Bostic and his family planned to join retired Judge Evelyn Baker for Thanksgiving dinner as he adjusts to life outside of prison and she decides her next steps as a justice system advocate.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Nov 28, 2022

Attorney disbarred after juggling clients’ funds, faking subpoenaed records

With no way to tell how much to reimburse clients of an attorney who mismanaged his clients’ funds in trust accounts for years, the Missouri Supreme Court disbarred Lorenzo Antoine Hester in a 22-page en banc opinion.

Missouri Supreme Court
Nov 23, 2022

Supreme Court asked to halt Kevin Johnson execution

The Missouri Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an emergency request on Nov. 28 to delay an imminent execution in a test of a new law that allows prosecutors to reverse their own wrongfully obtained convictions.

Andrew Bailey
Nov 23, 2022

Andrew Bailey, governor’s general counsel, named attorney general

Missouri’s last two attorneys general left the job early to pursue higher office. Andrew Bailey, it is hoped, will stick around a little longer.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Nov 22, 2022

Sunshine Law allows fees for seeking fees, court rules

Lawyers who spent a month and a half getting a governmental entity to turn over documents and 13 years trying to obtain their legal fees were vindicated on Nov. 15 when the Court of Appeals Western District ruled that their entire bill against the state was collectible.

Billing Rates 2022
Nov 21, 2022

Welcome to Billing Rates 2022

Missouri Lawyers Media’s 2022 Billing Rates section examined fee applications filed with local state and federal courts to give a glimpse, however limited, into the amounts that lawyers in this state charge per hour for their services.

A gavel next to law books
Nov 18, 2022

Doctors win on claim by woman left in wheelchair

A doctor and his employer prevailed against a nearly $20 million negligence lawsuit filed by a 71-year-old woman, who blamed the doctor for not investigating her existing spinal cord impingement before she woke up from lumbar surgery unable to move her limbs.

Nov 17, 2022

Attorney fees linger after last shareholder lawsuit

Though a dispute between former company directors and the companies that spun off from them ended in 2017, the U.S. District Court of Missouri Eastern District ordered the company of one of the former directors to pay $78,000 in attorney fees on Nov. 7.

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District
Nov 17, 2022

Appeals court says child’s placement in D.C. wasn’t abuse of discretion

The Court of Appeals Eastern District on Nov. 8 upheld a judge’s decision to place a child with a foster family in Washington, D.C., over the objection of his biological mother. 

Nov 16, 2022

Jury to decide which state statute of limitations applies, said 8th Circuit

On the question of whether Missouri’s statute of limitations applies to the premises liability claim of a Missouri trucker who experienced arm numbness in Illinois, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Nov. 15 opinion leaves that decision up to a jury.

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