8th Circuit Court

Death Penalty

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

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman sues after family dies at local Home Depot in Joplin tornado; retailer cites ‘act of God’

Media & Communications Law

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir

Trials & Litigation

2 lawyers who rejected $9.5M attorney fee in Prempro case will get $21.8M

Criminal Justice

8th Circuit rejects argument to dismiss federal child pornography indictment involving morphed image

Constitutional Law

Inmate takes $4K settlement in suit alleging he was denied a toothbrush

Criminal Justice

Lawyer pleads guilty in 3 bank robberies, admits shooting state trooper

Criminal Justice

Paralegal takes federal plea in fake-bribery case

White-Collar Crime

Attorney convicted of laundering proceeds from marijuana operation

Education Law

Student suspended for 7 weeks over 2-word tweet sues police and school officials

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate who claims his medical problem will result in a painful execution wins SCOTUS stay

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Federal judge uses blog to advocate clemency for woman he sentenced 21 years ago

Trials & Litigation

8th Cir. axes $900K verdict because lawyer told personal law school sex-harassment story at closing

Constitutional Law

School to pay $70K to teen pressured to provide passwords after Facebook post critiqued staff member

Criminal Justice

Former law firm worker gets 3 years in federal prison for $212K theft

Labor & Employment

8th Circuit nixes suit by breastfeeding mom, says employer conduct wasn’t constructive discharge


Will bank suits against Target in $1B-plus customer data breach help spur security enhancements?

Death Penalty

Inmate was executed while a SCOTUS stay request was pending, lawyers say

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed amid ‘cowardly shroud of secrecy’ surrounding drug source, editorial says

Law in Popular Culture

Documentary on legal battle over T. rex bones kicks off Sundance Film Festival