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Columbia-based public defender disciplined for neglecting clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Columbia attorney and public defender Karl William Hinkebein received a stayed suspension and one year of probation following a Sept. 12 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned six clients.

Missouri Supreme Court disbars Greenwood attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 15, 2017, 8:00am

Greenwood attorney Christopher Farrell Arbuckle, disbarred following an Aug. 22 Missouri Supreme Court order, was among the attorneys disciplined by the high court in August, according to announcements on the high court's website.

Missouri's improved legal climate not captured in national poll conducted in spring

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:31pm

Missouri's efforts at tort reform this past summer didn't factor in a national poll released this week that ranks states by their legal climate. The state, however, still saw a slight improvement.

Kansas attorney disbarred following $1.2 million fraud conspiracy guilty plea

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 10:00am

Leawood, Kansas, attorney Mark J. Schultz has been disbarred by order of the Missouri Supreme Court following a guilty plea on conspiracy allegations that he and his former law partner tried to steal money from an area health care facility.

St. Louis attorney, breast cancer foundation founder reinstated

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 12:29pm

St. Louis attorney Michael Bradley Katz, founder of a one-time breast cancer foundation established in his mother's memory, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri after being suspended over tax issues earlier this year, according to a recent state Supreme Court filing.

Two attorneys reinstated, one suspended in Missouri July disciplines

Karen Kidd Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

Two attorneys were reinstated to practice law and a third was suspended in disciplinary cases that came before the Missouri Supreme Court in July, according to the Missouri State Bar's website.

6 reinstated attorneys were suspended over tax issues

Karen Kidd Aug. 9, 2017, 12:48pm

Six of seven suspended attorneys reinstated by a June order of the state Supreme Court had been originally suspended for tax issues, according to announcements by the Missouri State Bar.

North Kansas City immigration attorney reinstated after completing probation

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2017, 3:29pm

North Kansas City immigration attorney Allan H. Bell has been reinstated to the practice of law in Missouri after successfully completing a probation that began in 2015, following alleged rules violations, according to a recent Missouri Supreme Court order.

Ex-Washington University legal clinic director among four attorneys suspended

Karen Kidd Aug. 1, 2017, 1:18pm

A former director of a Washington University non-profit legal clinic for practicing law was among four attorneys suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court in June, according to recent announcements by the Missouri State Bar.

Kansas City attorney disbarred after admitting to chemical dependency

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2017, 9:00am

Kansas City attorney Ryan J. McMillin has been disbarred following a June 27 Missouri Supreme Court opinion after he admitted he suffers from chemical dependency and abuse of alcohol and cocaine.

Federal judge moves Centene securities class action from California to Missouri

Karen Kidd May 4, 2017, 4:23pm

JEFFERSON CITY – A putative class-action lawsuit against a St. Louis health care company that allegedly failed to release accurate financial information has been moved from California to Missouri.

U.S. Supreme Court grants additional time for Missouri to appeal egg case

Karen Kidd Apr. 2, 2017, 9:38am

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's attorney general has been granted additional time to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court against California laws and regulations that don't allow the sale of eggs from chickens too closely confined.

Legal reform would allow Illinois' economy to grow, advocate says

Karen Kidd Feb. 27, 2017, 1:02pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The "grand bargain" budget proposal in the Illinois General Assembly is light on reforms, especially tort reform, that would help provide the state with a path to economic growth, a legal reform advocate said.

Next talc-cancer case scheduled in St. Louis Feb. 6; Trial set after J&J loses jurisdictional appeal

Karen Kidd Jan. 24, 2017, 4:21pm

ST. LOUIS – The latest lawsuit in the nation's controversial talc-related litigation center is set to begin in St. Louis next month with more than 60 women and family members seeking damages against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson.