The Missouri Supreme Court on Jan. 14 ruled that the affidavit that some voters must sign under the state’s photo identification law is “misleading and contradictory.” The affidavit was required for voters who appeared at the poll with a non-photo ...Read More »
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Missouri Supreme Court is poised to hear a case that potentially could open the door for plaintiffs to bring negligence claims against religious entities. On Dec. 31, the Missouri Court ...Read More »
The Missouri Human Rights Act does not extend to employees of Missouri-based companies who work outside of Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled for the first time. On Dec. 24, the court addressed the issue in a pair of ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled fully in favor of a Mexico attorney who brought a Sunshine lawsuit against the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of St. Louis in the midst of a hotly contested 2016 primary election. ...Read More »
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 Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred a St. Louis lawyer who already was suspended in connection with his representation of the now-closed bankruptcy firm Critique Services after he failed to timely respond to a disciplinary filing. On Dec. 24, the ...Read More »
Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019
In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...
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The Missouri Supreme Court issued fewer disciplinary orders in 2019 compared to the previous year, but the total rate of attorneys who were disbarred, suspended or placed on probation remained roughly the same. In 2019, the court disbarred five more ...
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The Missouri Supreme Court on Dec. 24 upended decades’ worth of precedent on what constitutes a special law. In a pair of rulings, the court announced that it was abandoning a line of cases that had held that a law ...Read More »
The effort to get a new trial for a man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he claims he didn’t commit is headed to the Missouri Supreme Court. The Missouri Court of Appeals in the ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court on Dec. 10 affirmed a state agency’s decision to revoke the peace officer license of a man who hit his wife during a fight. The court ruled unanimously that the state’s Administrative Hearing Commission didn’t violate ...Read More »