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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.

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

National Railroad Passenger employee alleges shoulder injuries caused by unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A California man alleges an unsafe work environment while employed by National Railroad Passenger Corp. caused shoulder injuries.

Amtrak employee alleges knee injuries caused by unsafe working environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Las Vegas resident alleges an unsafe working environment in St. Louis caused knee injuries.

From SE Texas Record

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

From Northern California Record

As Monsanto prepares for 2019 Roundup trials, legal expert suggests choosing Ph.D-type jurors

By Amanda Robert | Dec 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - As Monsanto appeals a closely-watched case over its leading weed-killer Roundup, and readies several more cases for trial in both federal and state courts, a looming question is whether the company’s conduct is truly worthy of large punitive damages, one legal expert says.

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Brand Insulations, others named in asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former laborer blames his mesothelioma diagnosis on exposure to asbestos from products during his career.

Judge allows fired junior high teacher's age discrimination case to proceed

By Sam Knef | Nov 4, 2018

A federal judge is allowing a former Delta School District junior high teacher's lawsuit against a superintendent and school board to move forward.

Train passenger sues Amtrak after allegedly slipping on icy steps

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A passenger is suing the National Railroad Passenger Corp., doing business as Amtrak, citing alleged negligence.

Commerce Bank alleged to charge unauthorized fees for debit card use

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis customer alleges a bank charges account holders a fee for using a debit card and that it is not authorized to make these charges.

POLSINELLI: Polsinelli IP Client Honored as St. Louis Region’s “Inventor of the Year”

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property client Scott Carver, president and chief executive officer of FirstSpear, has been named the 2018 Inventor of the Year in the Established Companies category by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).

Attorney sees lawyers' role in judge selection process as helping fuel rise in lawsuits in 'Sue Me State'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the significant rise in statewide lawsuits is because of the close connection between lawyers and judges.

Multiple investigations, and first suits, follow duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY - Investigations have been launched by various agencies, and civil lawsuits filed, following the Table Rock Lake tragedy on July 19.

Illinois couple seeks damages from Crane, Union Carbide over alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois couple alleges that the husband developed asbestos-related diseases as a result to exposure to the substance during his employment at various locations in Missouri and elsewhere.

Johnson & Johnson will appeal verdict in billion dollar talc judgement

By John Sammon | Jul 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Johnson & Johnson officials pledged to appeal a $4.69 billion court judgment against them the day after a trial in which 22 women plaintiffs won a landmark case accusing the company of causing their ovarian cancer from use of baby powder containing asbestos.

Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Kansas couple alleges asbestos in products made by Bayer, others caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Kansas couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.

Attorney convicted in payday loan scam suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Timothy Muir, former attorney for Leawood businessman and professional race car driver Scott Tucker, has been suspended following a June 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after both men were sentenced earlier this year in an illegal payday loan scam that reportedly netted billions of dollars.

Consumer alleges Commercial Bank charged fees twice on same transaction

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a bank improperly changes more than one non-sufficient funds fee on the same transaction.

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