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Jefferson City attorney completes probation after alleged misconduct in bankruptcy case

Karen Kidd Nov. 16, 2017, 1:30pm

Jefferson City attorney Noel Bisges is not longer on probation following a Nov. 14 Missouri Supreme Court order after the state high court found Bisges had successfully completed his probation imposed last year for alleged dishonest conduct in a bankruptcy case.

Missouri high court upholds enforcement of arbitration between aviation school, former student

Sam Knef Nov. 12, 2017, 11:00am

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court properly enforced arbitration between a private aviation school and a student who sued after graduating because he couldn't find a job.

Missouri high court remands dispute between aviation supplier and distributor for new trial

Sam Knef Nov. 11, 2017, 11:03am

The Missouri Supreme Court has issued a mixed ruling in a contractual dispute between a manufacturer of aircraft instruments and a company that distributed its products.

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of insurer on ‘pollution exclusion’ in Peru mine claims

Sam Knef Nov. 10, 2017, 6:21am

The Missouri Supreme Court has sided with an insurer that appealed a judgment entered by a St. Louis County judge over pollution claims at a smelting facility in Peru that is owned by a company it covers.

St. Louis attorney completes probation after reinstatement following lengthy disbarment

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2017, 6:00am

St. Louis attorney Jonathan W. Belsky, first admitted to the bar about 37 years ago, is no longer on probation following a Nov. 2 Missouri Supreme Court order after being reinstated about three years ago after his 2001 disbarment.

Three St. Louis attorneys on probation following cleaning staff's alleged theft

Karen Kidd Nov. 3, 2017, 8:00am

Three St. Louis attorneys, all of whom have individually practiced law at least 32 years, are on probation following Oct. 31 Missouri Supreme Court orders after funds were found stolen from their client trust account.

Blows to talc plaintiffs in Missouri as $72 million award overturned, another trial halted

John Breslin Nov. 2, 2017, 2:54pm

JEFFERSON CITY – Plaintiffs involved in two talc-related cases being heard in Missouri suffered recent blows with a reversal of a $72 million award and the halting of a trial due to begin last month.

Missouri Supreme Court disciplines Columbia attorney

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 3:15pm

A Columbia attorney's voluntary surrender of his law license was among attorney disciplines handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in October, according to information released by the state high court during the month.

Class-action judgment against Nissan knocked down by Missouri Supreme Court

Sam Knef Oct. 16, 2017, 5:35pm

The Missouri's high court reversed an over $2.5 million class-action judgment against Nissan over an alleged "bubbling" on certain vehicles' dashboards.

Springfield attorney placed on probation after assisting bail bond agent

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 4:00pm

Springfield attorney Rita Kay Sanders has received a stayed indefinite suspension and two years' probation following an Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations that included misconduct while helping a bond agent friend in 2012.

Kansas attorney reinstated in Missouri following suspension over wrongful death court decision

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Attorney Robert Adam Mintz of Leawood, Kansas, who in 2014 was ordered by a judge to pay the mother of a friend $300,000 after Mintz failed to tell police about his role in the friend's death, has been reinstated to practice law in Missouri following a recent order.

Arizona attorney disbarred following guilty plea in long-running 'Prime Bank' securities fraud

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 4:56pm

Attorney Larry Joseph Busch Jr., of Anthem, Arizona, a co-conspirator in the so-called "Prime Bank" multimillion dollar investment fraud, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 5 Missouri Supreme Court order.

State Supreme Court finds that nontort judgments automatically accrue interest post-judgment

Sam Knef Oct. 11, 2017, 8:00am

The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed with a St. Louis County court that nontort judgments automatically accrue post-judgment interest.

Kansas City attorney reciprocally suspended in Missouri for representing clients on inactive license

Karen Kidd Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

Kansas attorney Kenton M. Hall, has been reciprocally suspended following an Oct. 2 Missouri Supreme Court order after his suspension in Kansas late last summer over allegations he represented clients there when his Kansas law license was inactive.

St. Louis attorney reprimanded following alleged client trust account irregularities

Karen Kidd Sep. 30, 2017, 10:00am

St. Louis attorney Troy Remel Penny has been reprimanded following a Sept. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order after allegations of irregularities in his client trust account, including two overdrafts and paying his state taxes directly from the account.

Vernon County attorney suspended after failing to disclose statutory rape conviction in prosecutor race

Karen Kidd Sep. 29, 2017, 4:59pm

Onetime Vernon County prosecutor candidate and Nevada, Missouri, attorney Dustin W. Dunfield has been suspended following a Sept. 26 Missouri Supreme Court order after he failed to disclose a 1996 statutory rape conviction when he ran for the office in 2014.

State Supreme Court sides with Cole County judge in dismissing employer’s petitions for writs

Sam Knef Sep. 25, 2017, 10:06am

The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed a Cole County Circuit Court decision that dismissed an employer's petitions for writs of mandamus involving a discrimination complaint before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR).

Liberty attorney indicted by Justice Department is suspended

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 9:30am

Liberty attorney Robert J. Young, indicted by a federal grand jury in 2016 after first alleged to be mentally unfit to practice law, has been suspended following a Sept. 19 Missouri Supreme Court order.

Missouri high court upholds $38 million Depakote jury verdict

Sam Knef Sep. 22, 2017, 11:30am

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a $38 million award in a personal-injury suit against Abbott Laboratories over its antiepileptic drug Depakote.

Columbia-based public defender disciplined for neglecting clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Columbia attorney and public defender Karl William Hinkebein received a stayed suspension and one year of probation following a Sept. 12 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned six clients.