JEFFERSON CITY — A key tort reform measure to stop out-of-state attorneys from trying their cases in Missouri has advanced in the state legislature, but a rift between the Republican governor and some GOP senators could leave the bill in limbo.
ST. LOUIS — A Missouri appeals court has reversed a finding from the state's Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that granted a lawyer's request to have fees from an injured client placed into a trust in case he died before her.
JEFFERSON CITY — A former University of Missouri assistant professor, who was denied tenure after publishing an article without citing a graduate student's work, lost an appeal that sought to overturn his discharge.
JEFFERSON CITY — Just under a quarter of all states now have laws requiring plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits to fully disclose claims they may have filed with asbestos trusts, a trend that tort reform advocates see as a step in the right direction.
ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has dismissed an appeal brought by an operator of a Clayton parking garage and office building, which had sought relief from a judgment in excess of $5.6 million.
ST. LOUIS — A female probation and parole assistant is suing a community release center under a state agency, citing alleged failure to protect her from sexual abuse and retaliation for asserting her rights.
ST. LOUIS — Energy production facilities are suing Thomas Elgin, Elgin Meyer Bioenergy Co. and J.S. Meyer Engineering PC, citing alleged breach of contract by using trade secret information resulting in unfair competition.