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Defender seeks to expand court cost rulings for poor defendants

An attorney who won a landmark ruling earlier this year regarding criminal defendants’ jail fees is now trying to “push the envelope” on other court costs that his clients had been told to pay. But a recent spate of court ...

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Supreme Court to weigh Lamar Johnson case

The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...

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Eastern District ruling reverses $110M verdict in talcum powder case

The Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 15 that a St. Louis judge should not have heard a Virginia woman’s claim against Johnson & Johnson, throwing out a $110.5 million verdict in her favor. The verdict was the second-largest ...

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Appeals court rules renamed sex offense still qualifies for removal from registry

Western District

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled Sept. 24 that a northwestern Missouri man isn’t subject to life on the state’s sex-offender registry just because his crime has been renamed. Danny Joe Dixon, then 47, pleaded guilty in 2003 to ...

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Eastern District says insurers on the hook for long-ago cases

The Court of Appeals Eastern District says the family of a man who died from asbestos exposure can recover under Missouri’s enhanced-benefits law, even though it was enacted decades after his employer went out of business. In a split ruling ...

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Ruling could end 18-year Baptist Convention suit

Western District

A years-long fight involving the governance of several entities affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention appears to be over following a ruling from the Court of Appeals Western District.

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