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Judge asked to undo $2M settlement in paralysis case

Boone County and its insurer will ask a federal judge next week to undo a $2 million settlement with a man they say defrauded the court and his lawyers by feigning paralysis. Derrick Houston, of Columbia, settled his excessive-force suit against ...

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Missouri’s Boone County joins opioid lawsuit

Another Missouri county is suing some of the nation’s biggest drug companies over the opioid epidemic. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a resolution was approved Thursday naming a St. Louis firm to represent Boone County in the class-action lawsuit. ...

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Nineteen seek slot on Western District

Nineteen people are applying for an opening on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, the Appellate Judicial Commission said. The commission plans to publicly interview the applicants starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the appeals court building ...

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Mid-Missouri presiding judge announces retirement

The head judge for Boone and Callaway counties announced that he will step down from his position in late June. Gene Hamilton, who currently serves as presiding judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit, said in a press release that he ...

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Defender caseload rule struck down

An appeals court has struck down a rule allowing the Missouri Public Defender Commission to stop taking certain cases to reduce its offices’ workloads. The demise of the rule places additional importance on a bill pending in the Missouri Legislature ...

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Legal Roundup

St. Louis attorney picked as MU curator COLUMBIA (AP)  A St. Louis attorney is Gov. Jay Nixon’s choice to fill one of three vacancies on the University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators. Fifty-one-year-old Don Downing is a former chief ...

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