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Transient former student charged in stabbing death of prominent Edwardsville asbestos lawyer

Timothy Michael Banowetz

Police charged a former pharmacy Monday in the stabbing death of attorney Randy Gori, who was found dead  two days earlier in his home on Mooney Creek Road in rural Edwardsville, Illinois. Timothy Michael Banowetz, 28, of Wentzville, Missouri, faces three counts of ...

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Deputy AG brings experience to Safer Streets prosecutions

Cristian Stevens

The new year marked a major milestone in an effort to reduce violent crime statewide through greater cooperation between the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and federal prosecutors. The Safer Streets Initiative — launched by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt last ...

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Missouri Supreme Court reverses Sunshine costs for attorney

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The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled fully in favor of a Mexico attorney who brought a Sunshine lawsuit against the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of St. Louis in the midst of a hotly contested 2016 primary election. ...

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Defender seeks to expand court cost rulings for poor defendants

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An attorney who won a landmark ruling earlier this year regarding criminal defendants’ jail fees is now trying to “push the envelope” on other court costs that his clients had been told to pay. But a recent spate of court ...

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Legal moves, award winners top Missouri Lawyers Media’s most-read online stories of 2019

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Award winners, unexpected departures, lawyers running into trouble and a legal battle involving the Sunshine Law drew the most attention from readers of Missouri Lawyers Media on molawyersmedia.com in 2019. Here are the 10 most-viewed stories on our website in ...

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Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019

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In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...

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