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Ferguson protestors lose case on appeal

By Dee Thompson | Jan 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division upheld a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were arrested in 2014 outside a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Ferguson.

Channel Bio loses bid for summary judgment in failed corn crop case

By Dee Thompson | Jan 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri refused to grant a summary judgment as requested by Channel Bio LLC over a failed corn crop.

Associated Industries of Missouri CEO says 'judicial hellhole' ranking is driving change in state

By Dee Thompson | Dec 20, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY — The head of the oldest general business trade association in the state credits new judicial reform in Missouri for helping St. Louis drop from No. 1 to No. 3 on the 2017-18 “judicial hellhole” rankings released by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) last week.

Missouri Supreme Court asked to review Grain Belt Express appeal sooner rather than later

By Dee Thompson | Dec 19, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY — The developer of the Grain Belt Express, a 780-mile-long energy project, is asking the Missouri Supreme Court for an expedited review of a ruling by the state's Public Service Commission that is stymying the project.

St. Louis drops to No. 3 in 'judicial hellhole' rankings

By Dee Thompson | Dec 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is ranked No. 3 on the 2017-2018 “judicial hellhole” rankings by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), but it has improved since last year when the St. Louis Circuit Court was ranked as the worst court in the nation by the group.

Law Prof: Home health FLSA class likely faces decertification battle

By Dee Thompson | Jun 23, 2017

A federal district court has granted conditional certification to a class of home health care nurses who allege workers in three states were not compensated for working off the clock.

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