News from March 2019

Merger of St. Louis city-county would dissolve court where mass litigation has taken root

By Record News | Mar 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS - Merger of St. Louis city and county would shut down one of the nation’s most wide open courts, as the 22nd Judicial District would cease to exist under the current “Metro City” merger plan.

Missouri high court says Johnson & Johnson powder suit belongs in St. Louis county, not city

By Dan Churney | Mar 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled in a 4-3 decision that a plaintiff in a class action against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer claims should have his case addressed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, not St. Louis City Circuit Court.

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.

PAULE CAMAZINE BLUMENTHAL PC: Attorney Alisse Camazine Joins Board of Gateway to Hope

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal founding attorney Alisse Camazine has been named to the board of Gateway to Hope.

HEPLERBROOM: Noce Receives Prestigious Award of Honor

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that Gerard (Jerry) Noce has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Award of Honor presented by the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.

HEPLERBROOM: Varadachari to Speak at Annual Clm Conference

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

.Bharat Varadachari will be among the featured speakers at the 2019 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance conference.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Rob Browning Among 2019 “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business”

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Rob Browning, of counsel in Armstrong Teasdale’s Corporate Services practice group, has been named one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

THOMPSON COBURN: Felicia Williams named 2019 Young Leader by the St. Louis American

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

On February 21, Thompson Coburn litigation partner Felicia Williams was honored by the St. Louis American at the 9th Annual Salute to Young Leaders reception.

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.

Attorney: Impact of Supreme Court's recent ruling on joinder is limited

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision regarding a talc lawsuit could help reduce the liability that Johnson & Johnson faces in light of allegations that its talc products could cause cancer.

Controversy over Rock Island Rail Corridor Trail could derail development

By John Breslin | Mar 9, 2019

INDEPENDENCE – A county and transportation agency's failure to develop a recreational trail along a former railway line under the provisions of a federal law makes it easier for landowners to block its development and file lawsuits under state law, according to one property law expert.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: ABA Recognizes Husch Blackwell as a Pro Bono Leader

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has recognized Husch Blackwell as an ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leader.

HEPLERBROOM: Heplerbroom Sponsors Midwest Lgbtqia Rights Conference

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

HeplerBroom is one of the sponsors of the upcoming two-day Midwest LGBTQIA Rights Conference.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Joshua Sindel, Jason Stavely Join Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce the addition of Joshua C. Sindeland Jason R. Stavely. Both will join the firm’s Employment and Labor practice in the St. Louis office.

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Secure Record $30 Million in Sweepstakes Scam Case

By Press release submission | Mar 12, 2019

The operators of a sweepstakes scam that appeared to target senior citizens have agreed to forfeit a record $30 million in cash and assets and will be permanently banned from the prize promotion business under a settlement secured by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Missouri.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois Strengthens Kansas City Commercial Litigation Practice With Two New Partners

By Press release submission | Mar 12, 2019

Lewis Brisbois has boosted its Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice by bringing on seasoned litigators Leonard B. Rose and Greer S. Lang as partners in its Kansas City, Missouri office.

From Legal Newsline

Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

Brian Cummings helps patients, families find justice in malpractice cases

By Sponsored content | Mar 14, 2019

A resident physician’s undetected error may have cost a patient her life during treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center – just the type of case Nashville attorney Brian Cummings seeks to address.

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.

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