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441 ABA Journal Missouri articles.

Fake Cop’s Work Prompts 17 Civil Rights Suits Against Small Mo. Town

Updated: In a small Missouri town, a bizarre case is still unraveling: A fake undercover cop conducted raids and made arrests for weeks, with the help of local police, before…

Mayor’s Aide Files Discrimination Suit Over a Volunteer—the Mayor’s Wife

Ordinarily, an employment discrimination lawsuit against a government entity is sparked by a problem between employees, or an employee and a supervisor.

But an unusual case in Kansas City, Mo.,…

Phyllis Schlafly Hon. Degree Sparks Wash U Spat, Law Prof Protest

Ever the conservative gadfly, attorney and political activist Phyllis Schlafly, didn’t hesitate to say what she thought when law professors, among others, complained about a planned award of an honorary…

Friend’s Mom Charged With Fraud Over MySpace Cyberbullying Suicide

Updated: A 49-year-old Missouri woman accused of helping to concoct a fictitious MySpace account used in a cyberbullying campaign that allegedly drove a neighbor’s child to suicide was indicted today…

Court of Public Opinion Sways Wal-Mart in Battle Over Legal Winnings

A Missouri man, who lost a son in Iraq and whose wife suffers from debilitating memory loss because of an auto accident, couldn’t convince his wife’s former employer to back…

Disbarred Lawyer Freed on Bond, Awaits Retrial in Murder of Partner

A disbarred lawyer has been freed on $100,000 bond as he awaits retrial in the murder of his law partner.

Former Kansas City, Mo., lawyer Richard Buchli III had been…

After Missouri Killings, Officials Ask: Is Tighter Security Needed?

Still reeling from last week’s murder of five citizens at a Kirkwood, Mo., municipal council meeting by a disgruntled litigant, officials in other St. Louis area municipalities are now discussing…

Plaintiff Who Lost Suits Against St. Louis Suburb Kills Five at Council Meeting

Updated: A man who lost two lawsuits against the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood opened fire at a city council meeting yesterday evening, killing five people.

The suspect,…

Some States Seek to Limit Judicial Power to Regulate Lawyers

Legislators in a handful of states are trying to limit the traditional power of their states’ supreme courts to regulate the legal profession.

In South Carolina, for instance, a Republican…

Associates at Top KC Firms Top $100K

Top Kansas City law firms are raising salaries for new associates by as much as 10 percent this year, boosting pay to more than $100,000 a year.

The

Ariz. Drivers Can Get ‘Choose Life’ Plates

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said today that Arizona motorists can have specialty state license plates that contain anti-abortion messages.

The unanimous decision (PDF) by…

Littler Mendelson Opens St. Louis Office With Seven Laterals

Employment law firm Littler Mendelson continues its expansion with the opening of an office in St. Louis. It will be staffed with four partners and three associates hired from two…

Appeals Court Requires Access to Abortions for Prison Inmates

Ruling on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a federal appeals court held yesterday that Missouri must provide transportation to prison inmates seeking abortions.

The ruling by the St.…

Ex-Rep Accused of Hiding Source of Payment in Terror Funding Case

A former Michigan congressman has been charged in connection with his ties to a Missouri group designated as a terrorist organization.

Mark Siljander, who now runs a public relations firm…

Bad Debts Earn License Suspension for Missouri Lawyer

A Missouri attorney who was already on probationary status because of being behind on his debt payments has now been suspended from practice for failing to comply with a repayment…

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