The Missouri Commission on Human Rights has embarked on a pilot project to address complaints that it is taking too long to process claims.
In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, Missouri Lawyers Media examines the state’s most powerful attorneys in environmental and energy law.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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- Cole County prosecutor loses third Sunshine Law appeal
- Supreme Court weighs lagging symptoms in work comp case
- New accommodation rights for pregnant workers offer broad protections
- Clark named as next Eastern District chief judge
- Russell reflects on change as women take charge of Missouri’s legal system
- NCAA scores positive gender equity review from St. Louis firm
- Big improvements for Missouri bar takers | List of bar passers
- Athena Dickson named vice-president of Missouri Bar