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St. Louis area nixes library fines, joining growing trend

Overdue library books won’t be costly for St. Louis borrowers anymore. Directors of the public library systems in St. Louis and St. Louis County announced Tuesday that they are joining a growing number of lenders that have stopped charging late ...

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Jury sides with woman in dispute over future damages

A woman involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer won nearly a quarter-million dollars in compensation from a St. Louis County jury. “[The trucker] didn’t see my client, turned into her and caused my client to spin around 360 [degrees] ...

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Jury sides with truck company in accident dispute

A St. Louis County jury sided with a central Missouri tractor-trailer driver accused of injuring another motorist after allegedly hitting the man’s car. Overland resident Jason Hertweck sued Lazer Spot Inc., a national transportation-yard management company, and employee John William ...

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Associate judges named in St. Louis, Clay counties

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two associate circuit judges, one in St. Louis County and one in Clay County. Virginia Lay fills the vacancy created when voters last year ousted Judge Judy P. Draper. Lay, of Clayton, is a special ...

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Public Defender may get partial solution to caseload problem: Wesley Bell

Stephen Reynolds is waiting – and watching. One year ago, Reynolds, the District Defender in St. Louis County, convinced then-Presiding Judge Douglas Beach to recognize that his assistant public defenders were overloaded and to order possible remedies. Long-time Prosecuting Attorney ...

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Mass torts face big shift in law

State lawmakers have been pushing for three years to overhaul Missouri’s venue and joinder laws, citing the large number of mass torts in St. Louis featuring mostly out-of-state plaintiffs suing out-of-state companies. As one lawyer put it, St. Louis had become “America’s courtroom.”

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