Author Archives: Scott Lauck

High court ruling upends awards against DST

The Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cast doubt on a Missouri federal judge’s confirmation of hundreds of arbitration awards against a Kansas City company.

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Arbitration denied on claim of assault at work conference

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a woman’s claims against a man alleged to have sexually assaulted her at a work conference are not subject to arbitration.

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Cy pres arguments fail to overturn $39.55M class settlement

The Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $39.55 million class action settlement with Monsanto in Missouri federal court. But an attorney for an objector said he would seek further review.

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Supreme Court OKs arbitration for claims against loan servicer

Missouri Supreme Court building

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled hat a group of former car owners remain bound by an agreement to arbitrate their claims against a loan servicer even as they are being sued in court for what they still owe on their cars.

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MOney 2022: The year of living intentionally

After more than two years of working at home and communicating through computers, law firm leaders now see the need to strengthen the bonds that underlie firm culture. In interviews, the same words came up repeatedly: Deliberate. Conscious. Intentional.

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Lower statue of limitations gets Senate hearing

Missouri state Capitol

A Missouri Senate committee is weighing a bill that would reduce Missouri’s statute of limitations for personal injury suits to two years from the date of injury.

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Supreme Court rulings are few but mighty

Chart showing number of opinions from Missouri Supreme Court in recent years

The Missouri Supreme Court has returned to in-person arguments and cleared some long awaited cases off its docket. But its annual output remains below normal.

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Supreme Court weighs denial of arbitration

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether a group of former car owners are bound by an agreement to arbitrate their claims against a loan servicer that is simultaneously suing them for the amounts they still owe on their cars.

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