WASHINGTON – Bayer AG is encouraged by 16 amicus briefs, including those filed by the federal government and seven U.S. states, in the company's appeal of a $25 million judgment in favor of a California man who claims the weed killer Roundup caused his cancer.
JEFFERSON CITY – Raytown attorney Brooke Roelofsen Biggs has been suspended, and Clayton attorney Christopher T. Risler is no longer on probation following separate recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.
JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime St. Louis attorney Elbert A. Walton Jr., suspended more than two years ago following "obnoxious and disrespectful" behavior during a 2013 bankruptcy case, has been disbarred by default following a Dec. 24 Missouri Supreme Court order.
JEFFERSON CITY – A little-used online tool that tracks trial lawyer and union donations to Missouri candidates for public office should be getting more attention than it does, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.
WASHINGTON – The city of St. Louis continues to drop in American Tort Reform Association's Judicial Hellholes list, coming in at No. 5 on this year's ranking, but isn't exactly improving and still has plenty to hang its head about.
JEFFERSON CITY – Kirkwood attorney John Kevin Sheehan has been suspended and Kansas City attorney Vanessa Rene Elizabeth Curran has been indefinitely suspended following separate recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.
JEFFERSON CITY – St. Louis County has hired outside counsel in the wake of a jury's almost $20 million award in the discrimination litigation of a county police sergeant who'd allegedly been told to "tone down" his "gayness."
JEFFERSON CITY – Weeks after a jury awarded almost $20 million to a St. Louis police sergeant after he allegedly had been told to "tone down" his "gayness," a tort reform advocate decried the use of taxpayer dollars to pay punitive damages.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules' decision late last month that it will study third-party litigation funding in civil lawsuits and the potential need for a disclosure requirement may not be getting to the root of problem, a Missouri-based tort reform advocate said.
JEFFERSON CITY – Despite tens of thousands of lawsuits and well orchestrated advertising campaigns from plaintiff lawyers, farmers in Missouri still put their faith in Roundup and have little in the way of alternatives, an agriculture advocate said during a recent interview.
JEFFERSON CITY – Farmers in Missouri still put their faith in Roundup and the science behind the weed killer despite the tens of thousands of lawsuits over its alleged risks, an agriculture advocacy group said during a recent interview.
JEFFERSON CITY – If sales figures from Bayer AG, which owns Roundup manufacturer Monsanto in St. Louis, are anything to go by, farmers still have faith in the weed killer despite tens of thousands of lawsuits and experts that suggest they shouldn't.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri branch of the National Federation of Independent Business will be meeting in early December to decide its legislative agenda for 2020, its director said during a recent interview.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas attorney David E. Herron II has been reciprocally suspended following an Oct. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from his representation of two clients as a public defender in drug cases.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney Linda S. Dickens has been reciprocally suspended following an Oct. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations she threatened elderly clients to gain additional legal fees.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney John W. Stapleton Jr. has been disbarred following an Oct. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations arising from irregularities in his trust, operating and personal accounts.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Springfield attorney Terry Lee Garner has been suspended following an Oct. 29 Missouri Supreme Court order and his guilty plea in Hickory County to driving while intoxicated.