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Missouri high court finds federal law preempts state’s antisubrogation law

Sam Knef Jul. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

The Missouri Supreme Court said this was the third time it had addressed whether the state's antisubrogation law is preempted by federal law.

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.

As Fischer begins term as high court's chief justice, he is the lone dissenter on first opinion issued

John Breslin Jul. 19, 2017, 3:38pm

Judge Zel M. Fischer this month began his two-year term as chief justice on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Lawyer: High court 'missed a big opportunity' in ruling regarding tax assessments

John Revak Jun. 25, 2017, 10:44pm

The Missouri Supreme Court recently upheld multi-county tax assessments that some have claimed to be discriminatory.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends three attorneys indefinitely

Olivia Olsen Jun. 23, 2017, 5:00pm

During May, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled to suspend three Missouri Bar-registered attorneys from the practice of law.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends attorneys for failure to file taxes

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 3:46pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled to suspend 45 attorneys from the practice of law for being in violation of the Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary for their failure to pay taxes.

Missouri Supreme Court reinstates 14 attorneys

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 9:31am

JEFFERSON CITY — Fourteen lawyers have been reinstated by the Missouri Supreme Court this month after being suspended for tax violations.

Missouri Supreme Court suspends two attorneys, one judge

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 9:30am

JEFFERSON CITY — During April, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled to suspend two Missouri Bar-registered attorneys and one sitting judge.

Missouri Supreme Court disbars 2 attorneys, suspends 2 others

Olivia Olsen Jun. 6, 2017, 8:59pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled to disbar two Missouri Bar-registered attorneys from the practice of law, place one lawyer on an interim suspension and place another attorney on probation in regards to a stayed suspension.

Missouri Supreme Court strikes down parts of law governing how much city courts can collect in fees

Sam Knef Jun. 2, 2017, 9:29pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down portions of a 2015 state law governing how much money in fines and fees municipal courts can collect.

High court reverses medical malpractice verdict involving jury instruction

Sam Knef May 24, 2017, 5:33pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A woman's medical malpractice case that was decided in favor of defendants at trial in Buchanan County Circuit Court has been reversed by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Tax assessments for St. Louis County landowners not discriminatory, court rules

Sam Knef May 24, 2017, 2:27pm

JEFFERSON CITY — St. Louis County property owners who claimed their multi-county tax assessments were discriminatory have lost their appeal at the Missouri Supreme Court.

Kennel operator loses anti-puppy mill campaign appeal over defamation allegations

Sam Knef May 19, 2017, 9:01am

JEFFERSON CITY — The operator of a kennel in Salem, Mo. who claimed she was defamed by a report used in connection to an anti-puppy mill campaign, has lost her appeal in the Missouri Supreme Court.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds Cape Girardeau divorce settlement

Sam Knef May 5, 2017, 10:16am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Cape Girardeau woman who claims a trial court presiding over her divorce case failed to equitably divide marital assets and debts.

Missouri Supreme Court affirms dismissal of renewable energy 'geographic sourcing' rule

Sam Knef May 3, 2017, 7:05am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of the state's suit over the implementation of a renewable energy proposition that voters approved in 2008.

Attorney in liability case plans to file motion to Supreme Court

Zachary Lewis Apr. 28, 2017, 6:04pm

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for a man involved in a car crash is fighting to overturn a judgment against his client, and he's willing to go to the state's highest court.

State to receive $50 million following tobacco settlement repeal, Missouri Supreme Court rules

Olivia Olsen Apr. 14, 2017, 6:23pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that the state will obtain $50 million in funds owed to it following the appeal of a tobacco settlement from 1998.

Missouri judicial selection process comes under fire

Laura Halleman Apr. 12, 2017, 5:28pm

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Senate leader Ron Richard (R-Joplin) wants to repeal the process for selecting justices to the state’s Supreme Court.

Talc defendant cites Supreme Court ruling on out-of-state plaintiffs in bid to overturn verdict

John Breslin Apr. 10, 2017, 3:01pm

ST. LOUIS — A defendant in a class action lawsuit over claims that talc is linked to patients developing ovarian cancer has cited a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that foreign corporations cannot be sued for events that happened out of state.

Criminal defense attorney disbarred for misconduct

Olivia Olsen Apr. 6, 2017, 4:32pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled to disbar criminal defense attorney Michael Bert from the practice of law.