Category: Legal

RELEASE: Husch Blackwell elects 18 to partnership

Husch Blackwell announced Wednesday that 18 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2018. “Our new partners reflect our firm’s commitment to recruiting and advancing exceptional talent,” said Maurice Watson, Husch Blackwell’s Chairman. “They have subject-matter and industry sector expertise along with extraordinary commitment to client service that our clients expect from us. We are proud of their accomplishments and welcome them to the partnership.” Members of Husch Blackwell’s 2018 partner […]

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

Hummel, Mitten file legislation to fix damage caused by last year’s discriminatory Senate Bill 43

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Sen. Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) and Rep. Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) have filed Senate Bill 620 and House Bill 1317, legislation that will restore common sense protections for Missourians who are unfairly discriminated against. This legislation also contains the Missouri Fair Housing Act, which will prevent the state from losing $500,000 in housing funds. During the 2017 Legislative Session, Republican legislators passed and the governor signed Senate Bill 43, which […]

Right-to-work set to appear on November 2018 ballot after signatures certified

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The right-to-work initiative petition has officially prevailed and will be appearing on the November 2018 ballot. More than 300,000 signatures were gathered and presented in an effort to put SB 19, also known as the “right-to-work” law, in the hands of Missouri’s voters during the next general election on November 6, 2018. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and his office last week confirmed that the necessary number was met, validating 250,327 […]

STL County Police reprimand officers after allegations of misconduct

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards completed on Friday its 16-week investigation into allegations of officer misconduct, regarding several county officers. According to a statement issued by the St. Louis County Police Department, the majority of those weeks, approximately 12, were spent in an effort to obtain the requested information needed to conduct a thorough investigation. In total, 10 allegations were brought to the Police Department’s attention with six of the […]

State Auditor requests dismissal in Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s Sunshine case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorneys for the State Auditor are requesting the courts to dismiss the lawsuit against the office on behalf of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. The lawsuit stems from a July civil suit seeking to compel Auditor Nicole Galloway to produce documents related to an audit of the Department of Revenue, which was requested under the state’s open records law. According to a news release from the Auditor’s Office, the office has […]

STL County Police issue multiple charges against Ferguson man for resisting arrest

A man who fled police in a stolen vehicle in Dellwood was charged with resisting arrest among other crimes, police said Wednesday. Eric O’Neal, 23, of Ferguson had felony convictions at the time of the incident Nov. 9, St. Louis County Police said. The two men and a 19-year-old woman were arrested out of a stolen vehicle that fled police. A fourth suspect escaped. The Nov. 9 incident began when officers responded to the first […]

Bar Association of St. Louis hosts holiday party to help local kids

For more than 20 years, the Saint Louis Bar Foundation has kicked off the holiday season with a special party for children in the St. Louis area whose lives have been severely impacted by the criminal justice system. Motion for Kids (MFK), an annual event held each December for thousands of metropolitan St. Louis area children in the foster care system, will host approximately 2,500 metropolitan St. Louis area children on Sat., Dec. 2 at the […]

Missouri Supreme Court to consider appeal in multimillion-dollar Clayton Oil Company case

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 6 will consider wether or not to grant a Clayton-based oil company an appeal over a multi-million dollar judgement awarded in June 2015. According to court documents, a St. Louis County jury decided against Apex Oil Inc. owner Tony Novelly in a case involving profit distributions at a Clayton high-rise at 8182 Maryland Ave. The jury awarded Novelly’s business partners a total of $5.6 million, half of which was […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen reject appeal opposing Centene’s Maryland School plans

Plans for Centene Corporation’s redevelopment of the Maryland School property will move forward despite pushback from concerned neighbors. The Clayton Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from Protect Clayton Neighborhoods, a watchdog group trying to reinstate the Clayton Plan Commission’s original recommendation that Centene provide the public access to the greenspace on their proposed daycare and corporate education facility at 7501 Maryland Ave. during non-business hours, and for the plans to be in compliance […]