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Missouri

441 ABA Journal Missouri articles.

Feds in Calif. Probe Mo. Teen’s Suicide Over Web Harassment

Authorities in Missouri found no basis on which to pursue criminal charges in the controversial case of a 13-year-old who reportedly hanged herself in 2006 in a town near St.…

Coin Flip Puts Husch First in Merged Firm Name

A coin flip has determined the name of the law firm created by the merger of St. Louis-based Husch & Eppenberger LLC and Kansas City-based Blackwell Sanders.

The new firm…

Serial Killer Studied Law Enforcement to Avoid Detection

A confessed Midwest serial killer avoided detection for decades, apparently utilizing information gleaned from his law enforcement education to do so.

Although Timothy Krajcir had begun murdering women by 1977…

Teen Linked to Cyberbully Case in Psychiatric Hospital; No Charges Filed

Updated: New facts have emerged in the case of a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after being romanced and then rejected by an online boy who had been made up.…

KC Firm in Merger Talks, Expanding to Chicago

A midsize Kansas City firm in the midst of merger talks isn’t waiting for that deal to expand.

Blackwell Sanders already dispatched the former head of its London office to…

New Look at Case of Teen’s Suicide Over Web Bullying

Authorities in Missouri initially said no laws appeared to have been broken by at least one adult allegedly responsible for an Internet hoax that reportedly bullied a 13-year-old girl into…

Trial Lawyer Sentenced for Using Nude Pictures in Attempted Blackmail

A respected Missouri trial lawyer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trying to blackmail his ex-wife with nude photos of her younger sister taken when she was…

Cyberbullying Suicide Can’t Be Prosecuted

Local and federal prosecutors say there is little they can do in the case of a Missouri couple accused of making up an online boy who romanced then taunted a…

Barred Death Penalty Doc Works on U.S. Execution Team

A physician barred from participating in lethal injections in Missouri is on the federal government’s execution team in Indiana.

Details in court documents filed in a death penalty appeal make…

Teen Sues Cardinals for ‘STD’ Text Message

An Illinois teen is suing the St. Louis Cardinals for displaying a text message on its scoreboard that claimed she had a venereal disease.

The message falsely claimed the 16-year-old…

Breathing ‘Butter’ Vapors Leads to Lawsuits

Even some of those allegedly affected with the problem could hardly believe it: Breathing in vapors from butter flavoring commonly used on microwave popcorn can cause a debilitating lung disease.

HIV+ Woman Didn’t Tell, Gets 10 Years

Although it isn’t proven that any sex partner has contracted AIDs from a Missouri woman who has tested positive for the HIV virus that causes the potentially fatal disease, a…

Man Faces Life Over Stolen Doughnut

A Missouri man faces up to life in prison for stealing a doughnut worth 52 cents.

Scott A. Masters is charged with strong-armed robbery because he allegedly delivered a backhanded…

MO Firms Talk Merger

Two Missouri law firms are discussing a merger that would create the state’s second largest firm.

Blackwell Sanders and Husch & Eppenberger are discussing a combination that would produce a…

Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge has barred enforcement of a Missouri law requiring abortion clinics to upgrade their surgery facilities.

U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith issued a temporary restraining order and scheduled…

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