8th Circuit Court

Law Firms

Appeals court rules for Womble Carlyle in disability suit by former employee

Civil Rights

8th Circuit grants immunity to cops who shot at driver of backfiring van

Criminal Justice

Two men who met at Ferguson protests admit plan to blow up police chief, top prosecutor

Trials & Litigation

Insurers seek $47M from 2 men convicted in airline billing-fraud scheme

White-Collar Crime

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

Legal Ethics

Ex-judge gives up law license after taking plea in federal bribery case over jury verdict

Trials & Litigation

Employer ordered to pay $270K plus $2.1M in attorney’s fees, federal judge rules

Media & Communications Law

8th Circuit lets Larry Flynt intervene to seek access to court records in death-penalty cases

Trials & Litigation

Federal jury awards $491M in trial over prepaid funeral scheme

Criminal Justice

Suspended lawyer gets 5 years in money-laundering case; man who gave him the money gets 30 months

Entertainment & Sports Law

Federal judge: NFL commissioner and arbitrator erred in suspending ex-Vikings player Adrian Peterson

Law Professors

Res judicata bars bias suit by convicted law prof, 8th Circuit rules

White-Collar Crime

Former judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M

White-Collar Crime

Judge blasts disbarred lawyer for paying no restitution in $837K client fraud, gives her 4-year max

Criminal Justice

Law grad convicted of bank robbery gets another 45 years in related state case

Labor & Employment

EEOC sues Honeywell, says wellness program medical testing violates ADA

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer takes plea in federal wire-fraud case, agrees to pay $837K restitution

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer who stole from his own mother and others gets 44 months in federal prison

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who robbed 3 banks and shot state trooper gets 24 years

Death Penalty

Missouri carries out its 8th execution this year; four SCOTUS justices would have granted stay