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Imprisoned Liberty attorney disbarred following obstruction of justice conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Suspended Liberty attorney Robert J. Young II, currently in federal prison after being sentenced in 2018 on an obstruction of justice charge for stealing victim restitution funds, has been disbarred following a Jan. 14 Missouri Supreme Court order.

'De facto debtors' prisons have no place in Missouri,' Schmitt says in amicus brief

By Karen Kidd | Jan 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's new attorney general said in an amicus brief he recently filed with the state's highest court that "de facto debtors' prisons" in the state "must end."

New attorney general says state will get more than $27,000 in settlement with Neiman Marcus over data breach

By Karen Kidd | Jan 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's new attorney general recently announced a $1.5 million multistate settlement with Dallas-based retailer Neiman Marcus over a 2013 data breach that reportedly involved 1.1 million credit and debit cards.

Federal magistrate judge keeps Alton Bank in Cardinal Health 110's MUFTA lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 14, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A bank remains one of the defendants in an Ohio pharmaceutical company's lawsuit to collect on hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged debt following a federal judge's recent decision in the case.

Suspended Lebanon attorney disbarred over multiple professional misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Suspended Lebanon attorney Jeffrey Bryan Allen has been disbarred following a Jan. 9 Missouri Supreme Court corrected order following multiple professional misconduct allegations.

Illinois attorney reciprocally disciplined in Missouri following trust account allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Attorney Babette Pauline Salus of Springfield, Illinois, has been reciprocally suspended following a Dec. 27 Missouri Supreme Court order after she was disciplined in Illinois for allegedly mishandling trust account funds.

Couple must find another way to remedy IRS seizure of collectible coins, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 26, 2018

A couple who lost hundreds of thousands of collectible coins during an Internal Revenue Service seizure more than six years ago will have to find another way to get the federal government to pay them what the coins were worth, a federal judge ruled

Federal judge declines to dismiss General Motors breach of contract class action

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a breach of contract class action against General Motors over the deadline of a securities issue in 2016.

Missouri woman's sexual harassment and retaliation claim against GM will remain in federal court, judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

A former General Motors employee's claim that she was fired for reporting her supervisor's sexual harassment will remain in federal court following a judge's order issued last week.

Former Missouri School Boards Association employee's lawsuit to return to Boone County court following federal judge's order

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

A former Missouri School Boards Association employee's Missouri Human Rights Acts lawsuit is on its way back to a Boone County court after a U.S. District judge ruled last week that the case did not belong in federal court.

Federal judge dismisses nurse's third lawsuit against Missouri Department of Mental Health

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

A former Missouri Department of Mental Health psychiatric nurse's third lawsuit over his firing almost a decade ago was dismissed by a federal judge last week.

Former housekeeper's retaliation lawsuit to return to state court following federal judge's ruling

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

A former Bethesda Health Group housekeeper's Missouri Human Rights Acts lawsuit is on its way back to a St. Louis court after a federal judge ruled that the case did not belong in the U.S. District Court system.

Arbitration results not confidential, judge rules in agency's dispute with NFL agent

By Karen Kidd | Dec 25, 2018

An NFL agent, whose 2014 firing by a Los Angeles-based talent agency and the subsequent arbitration was kept quiet until it leaked out earlier this month, has scored a victory over the agency's bid to make the matter confidential again.

Arkansas governor's son receives stayed suspension, probation after felony guilty plea in Alabama

By Karen Kidd | Dec 19, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Arkansas attorney William Asa Hutchinson III, son of the governor of that state, has received a stayed indefinite suspension following a Dec. 18 Missouri Supreme Court order over his guilty plea to a felony in Alabama.

Clayton attorney suspended after being found guilty in fatal street racing crash in Frontenac

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Clayton attorney Scott Alan Bailey, convicted earlier this year in a street racing crash that killed an elderly woman in Frontenac more than two years ago, has been indefinitely suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Kansas City attorney reprimanded over diligence, communication misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney Brent Lee Winterberg recently received a reprimand following a Missouri Supreme Court order regarding misconduct allegations.

Dexter attorney successfully completes probation, Missouri Supreme Court rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 7, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Dexter attorney Jay R. Yorke is no longer on probation following a Dec. 6 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Principals in Kirkwood law firm receive reprimands for professional conduct violations in separate court orders

By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Kirkwood attorneys and partners Joe George Harms II and David Charles Salivar were reprimanded following separate Dec. 4 Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Hays attorney indefinitely suspended following sentencing for selling marijuana edible

By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Hays attorney Bryan Eugene Bennett, who sentenced to probation last summer on a drug charge, was indefinitely suspended following a Dec. 4 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Missouri Supreme Court order takes St. Louis attorney off probation

By Karen Kidd | Nov 27, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — St. Louis attorney Bradford C. Emert is no longer on probation following a Nov. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order.

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