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Missouri firms rank high on workplace equality index

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign

A dozen law firms either headquartered in Missouri or with a footprint in the state received top marks for their commitment to fostering LGBTQ equality in the workplace. On Jan. 21, the Human Rights Campaign issued its annual Corporate Equality ...

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Ice in her veins: Hockey experience readies Shook attorney for seat on KC sports commission

Bailey Samuel

The adversarial process can be tough, and like any attorney, Bailey Samuel sometimes runs across a lawyer who tries to bully or intimidate her. Those lawyers don’t have much luck. “I have the confidence to be aggressive right back because ...

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Judge enters $500M judgment in real estate data dispute

A federal judge in Kansas City entered a $500 million judgment against a bankrupt real estate data company, putting the finishing touches on a world-spanning, copyright-infringement suit. In 2016, CoStar Group, the country’s largest provider of commercial real estate information ...

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Law firms take the plunge into cannabis law

In November 2018, 1.5 million Missourians voted “yes” on Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana as part of the state constitution. The overwhelming vote made Missouri the 33rd state to make cannabis legal in some form, even as it remains forbidden ...

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Voice for Adoption recognizes J. Eugene Balloun

Voice for Adoption, a national adoption-advocacy nonprofit group, honored retired Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner J. Eugene Balloun with its 2019 Breaking Barriers Adoption Award. The award recognizes Balloun’s efforts in overcoming barriers to adoption, including age, geographic location and ...

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