Category: Legal

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect ‘Buffer Zone’ Bill

Protesters who picket outside any health facility in the city of St. Louis will have to do so from farther away under a bill passed Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. By a slim vote of 15-13, the Board perfected Board Bill 34, which would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly enter, remain on, or create […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls for impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has joined other Missouri legislators on Friday calling for the removal of Gov. Eric Greitens following the news of his indictment. Nasheed in a statement stated that the governor should be removed for the good of all residents of the state. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am […]

Representative Ruth calls for Gov. Greitens to resign

Another Republican female legislator is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation following the news of his indictment on Thursday. Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, made a statement on her Facebook account on Friday stating that the governor needs to remove himself from office for the good of the state and its citizens. “As I stated in January, the governor should be held accountable for his actions,” Ruth said in a written statement. “Yesterday’s indictment by the Grand Jury […]

STL County Council member under investigation regarding possible charter violation

A special prosecutor has been assigned to investigate whether St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas violated the county’s charter by working as an attorney for public school districts. On Wednesday, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar to investigate the issue. The county charter bars any councilman from holding state or local governmental employment. If Lohmar finds that Trakas violated the county charter, Trakas would have to […]

Privatization process of Lambert Airport hits another snag as city officials delay vote to approve advisers

In yet another sign that the process to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport still has a long way to go, St. Louis city officials delayed a vote on whether or not to approve a team of advisers. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, was set to vote on the matter yesterday, but city officials are still negotiating. Advisors […]

Ryan Horsman announces campaign for Division 2 circuit judge

Chillicothe, Mo. – Local Attorney Ryan Horsman has announced his campaign to run for Division 2 Circuit Judge in Missouri’s 43rd Judicial Circuit Court, which is comprised of Livingston, Daviess, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb Counties. Horsman, a lifelong resident of northern Missouri, earned his B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004. Upon graduating from Mizzou, Horsman attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, earning his Juris Doctor in […]

Legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri could boost real estate market, according to advocacy group

Missouri could get another chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And that could help the real estate market, according to one group trying to get an initiative on the ballot. Patient advocates with high demand and low supply are not the only likely benefactors to passing the Missouri Patient Care Act — one of three initiatives trying to make it on the ballot this November. One thing that could rise almost as fast as donations to […]

Armstrong Teasdale named 2018 Missouri firm of the year by Benchmark Litigation

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States including Clayton, announced Wednesday that the firm has been recognized as the 2018 Missouri Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” conducts extensive research each year and selects one firm per state that has excelled in litigation in the past year. “We’re very proud of the results delivered by our trial lawyers, […]

RELEASE: Healthcare Regulatory Attorney Denise Bloch Joins Lathrop Gage

St. Louis (February 19, 2018) – Lathrop Gage is pleased to welcome Denise Bloch to its St. Louis office as Of Counsel in the Healthcare practice. Bloch has a strong background in healthcare law and brings over 20 years of experience to the firm. She is well versed in numerous areas of healthcare law, privacy, pharmacy, reimbursement, licensure, contracting, drafting, negotiations, employment and labor counseling and related litigation, reimbursement appeals, litigation management and claims management. Bloch […]

Initiative petition for medical marijuana fundraises $250K

An initiative petition campaign has raised a quarter of a million dollars in their effect to get medical marijuana on the November ballot. The Missouri Patient Care Act is a state statutory ballot initiative that would allow patients with qualifying medical condition to legally use medical marijuana with the written consent of a doctor. Missourians for Patient Care announced on Friday that they have fundraised $250,000 as they work to get the Missouri Patient Care […]