Business leaders, trade groups and unions all agree the hospitality industry in Missouri is the first sector in the state to be overwhelmed by the economic tsunami caused by the sweep of the coronavirus outbreak.
Televangelist Jim Bakker is being sued over claims that he helped to unlawfully market and sell a cure for the coronavirus. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is asking Stone County Circuit Court to issue restraining order against the preacher, who is based in Blue Eye.
Settlement talks between Bayer and plaintiff lawyers in connection with lawsuits over the use of the Roundup weedkiller have been held up by the outbreak of coronavirus, a mediator in the negotiations has confirmed.
Hundreds of appeals have been filed by companies that failed in their bids to grow, distribute or sell medical marijuana.But one industry organization believes the response is reasonably standard for a new program of this nature, and illustrates the unexpected large number of applications.The state received more than 2,200 applications from approximately 700 different groups.
Several bills to legalize sports better in Missouri are making their way through the legislature.But there are disputes over some provisions provisions, with the gaming industry fighting back against proposals to pay royalties to sports leagues and a mandate to use date from one source.The bills, which resemble legislation passed in 20 states, including Illinois, will make it legal to bet on sports in casinos and online.
JEFFERSON CITY - Lawmakers in Missouri are being asked to support a bill aimed at forcing plaintiffs in asbestos litigation to reveal all details of claims filed with trusts set up to manage compensation from manufacturers that have filed for bankruptcy protection.