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 ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
A young man who admitted to a sex offense as a juvenile will not have to register as a sex offender when he turns 21, according to an interpretation of Missouri law by the Court of Appeals Eastern District.Read More »
The family of a jail inmate who died in custody will receive a settlement of slightly more than $600,000 after jail staff allegedly failed to provide medical care for the inmate. “Long story short, he requested medical attention and they ...Read More »
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Aug. 21 upheld the sentence of life with a chance of parole for a man who claimed his punishment for first-degree murder committed when he was a juvenile violated the ex post ...Read More »