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New Partners 2013: Missouri roots

Many new partners at law firms in Missouri have at least this much in common: A degree from one of the state’s four law schools.

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Suit over seized smokes stopped

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Missouri Department of Revenue agents who conducted what turned out to be an illegal seizure of "contraband" cigarettes. The series of raids against Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer in St. Louis won approval from a trial judge but was reversed by a state appeals court last year.

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Missouri agrees to more voter registration efforts

Missouri officials will pay $450,000 and make a greater effort to register low-income people to vote under a settlement approved Thursday in federal court. Several nonprofit groups, spearheaded by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, sued the Department ...

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ACORN, Missouri settle voter registration suit

Missouri officials have settled a lawsuit by several non-profit groups accusing the state of violating the National Voter Registration Act. The suit, spearheaded by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, claimed the Department of Social Services ...

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Boat’s owner wasn’t driving, but he is still liable for crash

Robert Smedley wasn’t driving his boat when another boat hit it nearly four years ago, but he is liable for the fault of the driver. So said the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a decision issued Thursday. Smedley’s ...

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Sanctions denied for defense in $16M case

Despite a federal judge’s clear annoyance with the defense, a plaintiff who won a $16 million award last year was denied a motion for sanctions against the defense attorney. Attorney James Ensz, of Ensz & Jester, was accused of violating ...

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Sanctions against attorney denied in $16M case

U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri Nanette Laughrey has denied plaintiff attorneys’ motions for sanctions against a defense attorney in a case that resulted in a $16 million verdict for the plaintiff. Attorney James Ensz, of Ensz ...

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Court OKs $16 million verdict in wrongful imprisonment case

A U.S. district judge has refused to reject a $16 million verdict to a man in his wrongful imprisonment case and awarded his attorneys approximately $1.6 million in fees and costs. In August, a jury awarded Theodore W. White Jr. ...

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