Where a defendant challenged the denial of a motion to suppress evidence found after he was questioned about a domestic disturbance and then arrested after the officers saw that he was standing on a bag of methamphetamine, the encounter was ...Read More »
A $7.3 million judgment this week ended a lawsuit that, in an unusual turn, became a path-breaking case about harassment through text messages. The lawsuit was filed in 2007 and was, until just a day before the judgment was entered on Tuesday, largely based on claims of childhood sexual abuse. After a confidential agreement between the parties, the plaintiffs dropped that count, along with allegations of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Joan, the mother of the plaintiff, shown in the background photo as a 13-year-old, said the lawsuit was the only way her family could end her son’s harassment by the defendant.
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St. Louis attorney picked as MU curator COLUMBIA (AP)Â A St. Louis attorney is Gov. Jay Nixon’s choice to fill one of three vacancies on the University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators. Fifty-one-year-old Don Downing is a former chief ...
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