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Aug 7, 2023

Missouri Lawyers Media names Up & Coming lawyers of 2023

Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 54 attorneys with its 2023 Up & Coming Awards.

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Aug 4, 2023

Dreyer fires back at former partner after firm split

Attorneys for a high-ranking official of The Missouri Bar are urging a judge to throw out “immaterial, impertinent, and scandalous” allegations that her former law partner made following the dissolution of their firm.

Johnny Johnson, left, listens as his attorney Bevy Beimdiek speaks during his sentencing hearing in St. Louis County Court in Clayton, Mo., March 7, 2005. (Gabriel B. Tait/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
Aug 2, 2023

Missouri man executed for 2002 abduction, killing of 6-year-old girl lured to abandoned factory

A man who abducted a 6-year-old Missouri girl and beat her to death at an abandoned factory two decades ago was put to death Tuesday evening, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request to block the execution over arguments he was mentally incompetent.

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Aug 1, 2023

Suit alleges bar VP acted unethically in split from firm

The former law partner of the vice president of The Missouri Bar is alleging that she acted unethically in splitting up their firm earlier this year.

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Aug 1, 2023

Armstrong Teasdale cuts attorneys and staff

St. Louis based Armstrong Teasdale announced that it is terminating 11 lawyers and laying off 24 staff members firmwide.

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Jul 31, 2023

Supreme Court suspends attorney for missed briefs

The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a Kansas City-based appellate attorney who had several cases dismissed after she failed to file briefs.

Johnny Johnson
Jul 31, 2023

Full 8th Circuit restores Johnson execution date

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 29 that the execution of Missouri inmate Johnny Johnson can proceed as planned on Aug. 1.

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Jul 27, 2023

Interest on award cut after unsuccessful trip to Supreme Court

The Court of Appeals Western District on July 18 shaved more than $600,000 in interest from a 2019 jury verdict following an adverse ruling in the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Jul 24, 2023

Supreme Court disbars two Missouri attorneys

The Supreme Court of Missouri disbarred two attorneys for professional misconduct on July 20.

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Jul 20, 2023

Supreme Court orders attorney general to move ballot initiative forward

Attorney General Andrew Bailey must approve the fiscal note summary completed by the state auditor in connection with an effort to put an initiative to legalize abortion on the ballot next year, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled on July 20.

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Jul 20, 2023

Appeals court reverses medical malpractice defense judgment, orders retrial

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District reversed a defense judgment in favor of an obstetrician and remanded the case for a new trial.

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Jul 19, 2023

Supreme Court considers battle over ballot initiative

The Supreme Court of Missouri will soon decide how much power the Missouri attorney general has in a specific part of the ballot initiative process, as the Attorney General’s Office, State Auditor’s Office and ACLU of Missouri argued in front of the court on July 18.

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