Tag: Missouri Supreme Court

Clayton attorney disbarred by Missouri Supreme Court for mishandling client’s nonprofit funds

A St. Louis County attorney accused of mishandling a payment due to a nonprofit foundation has been disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court. Corinne Darvish, who has been practicing at her own law firm since 2002 with offices located at 8151 Clayton Road in Clayton, previously was disciplined for violating the rule governing safekeeping of client property in 2016 and suspended for failing to pay taxes in 2009. She did not return a phone message by press […]

Nixon urges Missouri Supreme Court to overturn order and allow Clean Line to move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The hotly-debated case of a wind energy company looking to build a transmission line across the northern half of the Show-Me State now lies in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court. The seven justices on Tuesday morning heard oral arguments in the Grain Belt Express Clean Line vs. Missouri Public Service Commission, potentially setting up the final decision in the matter, one that has been in the works for nearly […]

St. Louis County attorney faces disciplinary charges, disbarment from Missouri Supreme Court

A St. Louis County attorney accused of mishandling a payment due to a nonprofit foundation is facing disbarment from the Missouri Supreme Court. Corinne Darvish has been practicing at her own law firm since 2002 with offices located at 8151 Clayton Road in Clayton. She previously was disciplined for violating the rule governing safekeeping of client property in 2016 and suspended for failing to pay taxes in 2009. She now faces another disciplinary charge, which will be […]

Missouri’s high court upholds Wright-Jones’ ethic violation fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission was within constitutional bounds when imposing nearly $230,000 in fees for ethics violations against a former senator, according to the state’s high court. Robin Wright-Jones Former-Sen. Robin Wright-Jones was appealing the commission’s $229,964 “fine” — which was lowered from the original $271,580 — for ethics violations in relation to failing to accurately report contributions, failing to report expenditures, improperly reporting consulting fees and cash expenditures that violated […]

Clayton lawyer’s years-long deceit brings on suspension

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a St. Louis lawyer who lied for more than five years to a client after failing to file his lawsuit. Jonathan D. Valentino, formerly of Armstrong Teasdale in Clayton, was assigned in December 2009 to represent Michael Greenblatt in a boundary dispute with his neighbor. Valentino, an associate with the firm since 2004, agreed to file the lawsuit. But, as he later told a disciplinary panel, according to […]

RELEASE: Mary Doe v. Eric Greitens to be heard at the Supreme Court of Missouri

The Supreme Court of Missouri has scheduled one docket of cases for oral argument next week. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, the Court is scheduled to hear: * SC96751, Mary Doe v. Eric Greitens, et al., an appeal from Cole County involving constitutional and statutory challenges to the state’s informed consent law. * SC96599, Charles M. Ryan v. State of Missouri, an appeal from St. Francois County involving the denial of post-conviction relief […]

Clayton-area personal injury lawyer faces disciplinary charges from Missouri Supreme Court

A Clayton-area lawyer is facing disciplinary charges for allegedly mishandling the case of a client. Clayton personal injury lawyer Jonathan Valentino face disciplinary hearings before the Missouri Supreme Court after charges against him were unveiled Wednesday. In December 2009, a man hired Armstrong Teasdale to represent him in connection with a property dispute the man was having with his neighbor. Ultimately the case was assigned to Valentino, an associate at the law firm, who told the man […]

St. Louis divorce lawyer disbarred after stealing clients’ money

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday yanked the law license of a St. Louis divorce attorney who failed to file paperwork for several clients and instead kept their money. The court disbarred Dennis J. Molamphy for misappropriating client funds and violating rules of professional conduct. Molamphy had been a lawyer in Missouri and Kansas since 1978 with offices in both St. Louis and most recently Wichita, Kan. over that time. He also was disbarred by 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 […]

Dispute over Rams’ former practice facility heads to arbitration

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled last week that a dispute over the Rams’ former practice facility in St. Louis must be decided in arbitration. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke has indicated he will buy the 300,000-square-foot Rams Park facility in Earth City in October 2024 for $1. That transaction is allowed by the Rams’ lease with the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA), a state entity that is funded by the […]