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After three years of hoopla, woman pleads guilty to misdemeanors

The national media, civil rights groups and other spectators waiting to see how a small-town jury would handle the case of a young black woman accused of assaulting white police officers never got to find out. Nearly three years after ...

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Firms cut back first-year associate hiring

Deferred start dates and fewer hires trimmed Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s annual list of first-year associates. There are 106 associates on the list this year, 21 fewer than last year, the first year we gathered the hiring announcements. We invite the ...

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Former Fleishman-Hillard partner sues for age, gender discrimination

The former interim general manager of Fleishman-Hillard’s Kansas City office says he suffered age and gender discrimination when he was fired last year. Warren Dudley claimed the younger woman who was selected over him for the permanent general manager position ...

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Watch out for the legal malpractice claim

correction at bottom Statistics show that lawyers who take cases outside their specialties traditionally run a greater risk of being sued for malpractice. That doesn’t bode well for 2009, as industry observers say poor economic conditions are likely to increase ...

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