Category: Courts

Hawley becomes latest target for an ethics complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens is not the only statewide politician facing an ethics complaint now. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is the latest politician to be named in an ethics complaint filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission this week by Democratic attorney and lobbyist Jane Dueker, former chief of staff for Gov. Bob Holden. The complaint, filed on Tuesday, claims that Hawley did not disclose free legal representation from a Washington, D.C. […]

Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away. He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded. He did confirm that the […]

RELEASE: Blunt welcomes court decision finding Army Corps of Engineers liable for Missouri River flooding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today commending the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision finding the Army Corps of Engineers liable for historic flooding along the Missouri River. “I’m pleased that the Federal Claims Court has found what Missouri families, farmers, and business owners have been saying for more than a decade: the Army Corps of Engineers’ mismanagement of the Missouri River has resulted in widespread damages with substantial […]

St. Louis Alderman arrested again for driving with a suspended license, six warrants

(Updated at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 13: Alderman Collins-Muhammad is currently still in custody, however he is in the process of being bonded out, according to police.) ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Metro police arrested a St. Louis alderman Monday for the second time in six months after he caused an accident and failed to display proof of insurance or a valid driver’s license. According to St. Louis Metro police spokesman Sgt. Keith Barrett, John Collins-Muhammad […]

RELEASE: National law firm joins high-profile immigration case to help man seek release from detention

/PRNewswire/ — Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is rallying behind a Kansas man who was abruptly arrested and detained while he was taking his daughter to school on Jan. 24, 2018. The firm is partnering with Syed Jamal’s immigration counsel, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, and has put its top litigators and public policy attorneys to work to help release Jamal from a detention facility and then obtain permanent resident status. This pro bono effort by Polsinelli was […]

Legal defense fund for Greitens created, House investigative committee prepares for first meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — If there’s any indicator that the Governor is preparing for a long and drawn out process regarding the investigation into the allegations surrounding him, an almost assured test would be to check for a legal defense fund. And, as it turns out, such a fund has recently been created and registered with the Secretary of State’s Office. Documents filed on Friday, March 2, show that supporters of Gov. Eric Greitens have filed […]

Patent attorney Robert Schneiderjohn joins Armstrong Teasdale’s Clayton office

The law firm of Armstrong Teasdale further enhanced its intellectual property team as IP associate Robert L. Schneiderjohn joined the firm’s Clayton office on Thursday. Schneiderjohn, who previously worked for Armstrong Teasdale in 2015, will be a member of the firm’s well-established global intellectual property practice, focusing on the application and prosecution of patents related to software and electrical engineering, as well as mechanical devices, computer hardware, and networking and network devices. With more than 20 […]

RELEASE: Attorneys aarn 2018 Law360 distinguished legal writing award

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that alongside Erika Schenk, general counsel and vice president of compliance at World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), attorneys Brian Kaveney and Brad Bakker have been selected as the recipients of a 2018 Law360 Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. The Burton Awards program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, recognizes Schenk, Kaveney and Bakker for an article they co-authored. […]

U.S. Marshal shot after standoff with gunman in north St. Louis County

A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home Monday morning, hitting a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police, authorities said. The marshal, who has been released from a local hospital, survived the gunshot thanks to his bullet-resistant vest, police said. At approximately 10 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force responded to a residence in the 10300 block of Durness Drive in Glasgow […]

House moves forward with Greitens investigation, Barnes to lead committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House is moving forward with their investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment by a grand jury last week. In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, House Speaker Todd Richardson, Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo stated: “We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a […]