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Appeals court affirms award for injured vet student

A veterinarian remains on the hook for his portion of a $5 million verdict for a student who was injured while vaccinating cattle. In a March 7 ruling, the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District affirmed the judgment against Dr. ...

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Appeals judges split on detention of “sexually violent predator”

The decision made by the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District on Aug. 8 to uphold the indefinite detention of a man designated by a jury to be a sexually violent predator drew a dissent from the chief judge. In ...

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Discord of appeals

The Missouri Court of Appeals wasn't established as three separate courts. The state constitution says that it is supposed to be one court with three geographic regions. But now, some attorneys, including Ron Ribaudo, are saying appeals judges should be required to respect precedent from the other districts or automatically see the split appealed to the state Supreme Court. But others, including Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith, say the current system is the best option; no change is necessary.

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