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Alan Mandel

Jun 28, 2011

Writs exhausted in Hais sanction case

A Clayton family law firm is readying a full-fledged appeal of a $25,000 sanction after the Missouri Supreme Court denied its writ petition today.

Jul 17, 2009

State wins $1.8 million judgment that defense says it can’t pay

A St. Louis County court has awarded a $1.8 million judgment to the state of Missouri and Missouri HealthNet in a civil fraud lawsuit charging a licensed clinical social worker committed fraud. According to, the state already settled claims against Stephanie Spilton's husband, Gerard Moskowitz, and her corporation, On-Site Counseling Inc., for $55,000, so the net judgment against Spilt[...]

Jul 13, 2009

UPDATED: Ballot initiative seeks to replace Missouri Plan

A group that has long sought to change Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan in the Legislature now trying a new tactic – going directly to the voters. Better Courts for Missouri said this morning that it has filed an initiative petition that would replace the Missouri Plan with one modeled after the federal system. (Click here […]

Mar 2, 2009

‘They punted’

  In the hours after the Missouri Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the 2005 changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law, some surprising press releases started circulating the state. In particular, both the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the state’s leading business association – opponents in the suit [&h[...]

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