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Interviews for Lawrence E. Mooney vacancy set for January

The Appellate Judicial Commission will meet Jan. 17 to select finalists for the next judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 6 for the vacancy created by Judge Lawrence E. Mooney’s retirement ...

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Appeals panel: Filing of garnishment papers not unauthorized practice of law

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Oct. 22 said a St. Louis County collection agency’s filing of garnishment documents did not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. Three plaintiffs — Velma L. Mitchell, Tanisha L. Winston and Kayla ...

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Train-crash suit teeters between Missouri and Mexico

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 15 that a St. Louis County judge should not have dismissed a suit related to a fatal collision that occurred in Mexico between a bus filled with passengers ...

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Disease claim against Second Injury Fund approved despite change in law

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 1 that a man partially disabled by an occupational disease still could bring a claim against the state’s Second Injury Fund even after lawmakers said such claims no longer could be ...

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Appeals court reverses settlement between Sansone Law, former client

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 8 that a dispute between Sansone Law, a Clayton-based firm, and its former client, collection agency J&M Securities, never ended in a true settlement and thus must return ...

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Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on Sunshine Law, absentee ballots

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 2 grappled with an ambiguous part of the Sunshine Law pertaining to the public release of absentee ballot materials. The high court heard oral arguments in the case involving Bruce Franks Jr., the outgoing ...

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Search justified: Appeals court approves school’s search of student’s backpack

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Sept. 10 said a St. Louis high school was justified in conducting a suspicionless search of a student’s backpack that uncovered a gun. According to the opinion, the student, identified as L.E., ...

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Eastern District sends conflicting mandates to Supreme Court

Eastern District

Which of these conflicting mandates should the St. Louis Circuit Court obey: a federal court order requiring prompt bond-review hearings for hundreds of jailed defendants, or a rule allowing those defendants to change judges? Both, ruled a panel of the ...

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