The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited R.V. Wagner Inc. – based in Affton, Missouri – for exposing employees to trench engulfment hazards as they installed concrete storm water pipes on Stable Road in St. Louis, Missouri. OSHA proposed penalties of $212,158 for violations of its trench safety standards.
On July 9, 2019, Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed into law Senate Bill 203, making it easier for individuals and neighborhood organizations in the City of St. Louis and Kansas City to combat nuisance properties using the court system.
St. Louis Crime Commission – joined by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Jeff Jensen, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden, and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar – announced in a press conference an investment of $200,000 to Better Family Life to help deter violent crime and aid families of victims of violent crime in the St. Louis region. Better Family Life, represented by James Clark, accepted the donation from the Crime Commission’s President Ed Dowd.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta discussed the award of $12 million in advanced manufacturing apprenticeship grant funding to Missouri Community College Consortium during a visit to St. Louis Community College Center for Workforce Innovation, in Ferguson, Missouri.
Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced today the appointment of Shareholders Mary Jane Judy and Greg Kratofil, Jr. as the Office Managing Partners for Kansas City, Mo. Judy and Kratofil’s responsibilities will include oversight and management of Polsinelli’s headquarters and largest office.
Missouri Lawyers Weekly featured Shook’s Bill Martucci after earning the prestigious ICON award, which recognizes attorneys and judges for “notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law.”
In a recent Supreme Court of Missouri case, Douglas Cosby v. Treasurer of the State of Missouri, the Court issued an opinion that PPD benefits would no longer be awarded from the Second Injury Fund for injuries occurring after January 1, 2014.