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St. Louis Circuit Court

Jun 6, 2023

Parson names judges in St. Louis, Greene County

Gov. Mike Parson on June 2 named three judges in two circuits.

Dec 6, 2022

Hays named to St. Louis associate bench

Gov. Mike Parson appointed Heather J. Hays as an associate circuit judge for the St. Louis Circuit Court. She will fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Craig Higgins to the circuit bench.

Aug 25, 2022

10 seek judgeship in St. Louis Circuit Court

The 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission plans to interview 10 applicants for a vacancy on the St. Louis Circuit Court. 

Mar 13, 2020

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court suspends most in-person proceedings at state courts

Several courts and public legal organizations across Missouri and beyond have taken steps, including suspending jury trials and high-volume dockets, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 18, 2019

Eastern District ruling reverses $110M verdict in talcum powder case

The Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 15 that a St. Louis judge should not have heard a Virginia woman’s claim against Johnson & Johnson, throwing out a $110.5 million verdict in her favor. The verdict was the second-largest plaintiffs’ win of 2017, as tracked by Missouri Lawyers Media. But recent court rulings doomed […]

Eastern District
Aug 23, 2019

Eastern District sends conflicting mandates to Supreme Court

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 Court of Appeals Eastern District on Aug. 20. But the panel immediately sent the case […]

Jul 22, 2019

Craig Higgins named associate circuit judge in St. Louis

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Craig K. Higgins as an associate circuit judge for the St. Louis Circuit Court. Higgins will fill the vacancy left by Judge Calea Stovall-Reid’s recent elevation to the circuit bench. He is an associate city counselor in St. Louis and earned his law degree from Drake University in 1991. Higgins […]

Jun 14, 2019

Gov. Parson names Connolly to 
St. Louis circuit judgeship

Gov. Mike Parson has elevated Judge Madeline Orling Connolly to the circuit bench in St. Louis. Connolly, who was an associate circuit judge, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mark H. Neill. The 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission also nominated Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway and treatment court Commissioner Matthew C. Melton for the position. […]

Apr 2, 2019

Jury finds in favor of Bi-State on MetroLink injury claims

A St. Louis jury decided in favor of the Bi-State Development Agency on claims that it was responsible for a man’s injury at a downtown MetroLink station. On July 6, 2012, plaintiff Rusty Redman of Illinois was boarding an eastbound train at the Laclede’s Landing station when he alleged he fell into a gap between […]

Apr 2, 2019

Man shot in gas station parking lot settles with owner

A man shot in the parking lot of a St. Louis gas station reached a $1 million settlement with the station’s owners. On Aug. 18, 2013, Rodney V. Gibson was at a BP gas station at 3140 Olive St. in St. Louis at 1:30 a.m. While waiting in the parking lot for a shuttle bus, […]

Feb 27, 2019

Senate revises venue bill in shadow of court ruling

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would alter Missouri’s venue and joinder laws — in a way far different from what lawmakers had envisioned just two weeks ago.

Feb 26, 2019

Jury sides with woman after lender garnishes her wages

Jurors returned a six-figure judgment against a lender who evidently garnished a debtor’s wages without properly serving her first. “They garnished her for over two years — closer to three,” said Christopher Roberts of Butsch Roberts & Associates. “They garnished about $6,000 in wages. She still owed a balance of more than the judgment amount.” […]

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