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Probation ended for one attorney, two others suspended

By Karen Kidd | Apr 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Gregory David Williams, a real estate attorney from Beach, is no longer on probation while Springfield attorney Erin Ashley Graf and Kansas City attorney Ward D. Rowe have been suspended following separate recent Missouri Supreme Court orders.

Des Moines attorney disbarred in Missouri after license revoked in Iowa

By Karen Kidd | Apr 19, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Des Moines, Iowa attorney Sandra E. Suarez has been disbarred following an April 17 Missouri Supreme Court order after her license was revoked in Iowa over allegations that included misappropriation and trust account issues.

Longtime North Kansas City attorney, music hall of fame inductee indefinitely suspended for 'threat of harm'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 2, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Longtime North Kansas City immigration attorney Allan H. Bell, a Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee, has been indefinitely suspended "for threat of harm" following an April 1 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Attorney reinstated in Missouri after 2003 conviction for failing to report patient abuse

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Florida attorney Charles Benjamin Kaiser III has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after more than a decade's suspension.

Suspended Forsyth attorney disbarred by default over unspecified misconduct rules violations

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Suspended Forsyth attorney Marcus A. Glass was disbarred by default following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order over unspecified professional conduct rules violations.

Former Jackson County executive voluntarily disbarred following 2018 wire fraud plea

By Karen Kidd | Mar 6, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Suspended Independence attorney and former Jackson County Executive Michael D. Sanders has been voluntarily disbarred following a March 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after his guilty plea last year to a wire fraud charge.

Kansas City attorney alleged to have had consensual sex with client completes probation

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Kansas City attorney Michael Joseph Gunter, who was placed probation in 2017 after an alleged consensual sexual relationship with a client, has successfully completed his probation, according to a March 1 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Moniteau County's former prosecutor suspended following conviction in 2014 restaurant accident

By Karen Kidd | Jan 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Former Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Wyatt Healea recently was indefinitely suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court following his conviction last fall for backing his truck into a Columbia restaurant in 2014.

Overland Park attorney disbarred following guilty plea, imprisonment for tax evasion

By Karen Kidd | Jan 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Imprisoned Overland Park attorney David Ben Mandelbaum was recently disbarred following his guilty plea in Kansas last summer to federal tax evasion charges.

Rolla attorney who was indicted on rape and sodomy charges is indefinitely suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jan 23, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Rolla attorney Brant L. Shockley, who arrested three months ago after being indicted on rape and sodomy charges, was recently indefinitely suspended following a Jan. 23 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Monsanto owner Bayer will 'vigorously defend' Roundup-cancer linked lawsuits, spokesman says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 18, 2019

Herbicides like those in the popular weed killing product "Roundup" are safe to use and have been for decades, the multinational pharmaceutical and now agricultural company Bayer told the St. Louis Record in a previously released statement.

Sedalia attorney placed on probation following allegations of prematurely paid fees

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sedalia attorney R. Scott Gardner has received a fully deferred suspension and been placed on probation following a Jan. 15 Missouri Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations of illegally obtained personal representative fees.

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.

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