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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. 

Attorney involved with Critique Services suspended

Olivia Olsen Apr. 3, 2017, 9:11pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Supreme Court of Missouri, at the behest of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, has ruled to suspend attorney Teresa M. Coyle from the practice of law.

Missouri Senate bills take on infrastructure fees due to population changes

Russell Boniface Mar. 25, 2017, 8:55am

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Supreme Court handed down an opinion March 15 dismissing an argument from Missouri American Water Co. over an infrastructure fee that the company had been charging St. Louis County residents based on its population.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds guardianship over objections of mother found to be unfit

Sam Knef Mar. 25, 2017, 8:05am

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed that a Cooper County judge properly awarded guardianship and conservatorship to relatives of a young girl in a case in which the mother was found to be unfit. 

Legal watchdog group applauds Missouri Supreme Court ruling limiting lawsuit tourism

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 5:51pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that unless the state was the main place of business for companies filing a lawsuit, Missouri courts do not have jurisdiction over their tort complaints.

Missouri Supreme Court says challenge to water company’s surcharge is moot

Sam Knef Mar. 21, 2017, 10:32am

The Missouri Supreme Court has dismissed as moot a challenge to the Missouri Public Service Commission's (PSC) decision that allowed Missouri-American Water Co. (MAWC) to charge an infrastructure system replacement surcharge to its customers.

Missouri Supreme Court reverses uninsured motorist award in favor of Shelter Insurance

Sam Knef Mar. 19, 2017, 6:34pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has reversed and remanded to Jasper County a judgment that awarded $100,000 in uninsured motorist coverage benefits to the survivors of a woman killed in a wreck caused by a tractor-trailer driver.

Choices for Missouri Supreme Court seat prompt debate over 'elitist' system

Michael Carroll Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

&&&The current vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court has reignited debate about whether the way the state selects judges is a rigged system dominated by politics and trial attorneys or one that rightly champions merit.

Kansas City attorney on probation for having an affair with a client

Olivia Olsen Mar. 15, 2017, 2:17pm

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has placed Kansas City attorney Michael Joseph Gunter on a stayed suspension and two years of probation.

Justice reform groups continue push for venue, jurisdiction bills in Missouri Legislature

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 15, 2017, 6:56am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling regarding jurisdiction that looks like a win for the business community doesn’t negate the need for legislation reforming the way the state’s courts settle venue and joinder matters, civil justice reform advocates say.

Missouri Supreme Court denies appeal in wrongful-termination suit

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 12, 2017, 7:42pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied the hearing of a case regarding a former deputy circuit clerk and 2nd Circuit President Judge Russell Steele over wrongful termination.