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Mo. Supreme Court gives new life to medical malpractice case

Melissa Busch May 31, 2017, 9:35am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has overturned a jury verdict against a woman whose esophageal lining allegedly was torn during a medical procedure.

Missouri high court lowers amount awarded to Kansas City School District employee

Mike Helenthal May 30, 2017, 11:30am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court on May 16 lowered the amount awarded by a lower court in a wrongful discharge claim of a former employee of the Kansas City School District.

Missouri SC sides with Humane Society in kennel owner’s defamation lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek May 16, 2017, 11:28am

The state’s high court, in an April 27 decision, agreed with the nation’s largest animal protection organization in a lawsuit brought against it by a Salem, Missouri, woman whose dog kennel was named one of the worst “puppy mills” in the state by The Humane Society of the United States.

Missouri SC finds in favor of insurance provider in underinsured motorist coverage case

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 1:09pm

The Missouri Supreme Court this month reversed a lower court’s judgment that found in favor of a couple trying to recover damages through their insurance policy, instead siding with the insurer.

Mo. SC rules underinsured motorist coverage was not ambiguous in fatal accident case

Laura Halleman Mar. 21, 2017, 10:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 14 reversed a lower court’s opinion, finding in favor of an insurance company following the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident.

Justice reform groups continue push for venue, jurisdiction bills in Missouri Legislature

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 15, 2017, 9:41am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling regarding jurisdiction that looks like a win for the business community doesn’t negate the need for legislation reforming the way the state’s courts settle venue and joinder matters, civil justice reform advocates say.

Missouri Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over events that occurred in Indiana

Sara McCleary Mar. 3, 2017, 10:16am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has determined that Missouri has no specific or general personal jurisdiction over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a case filed by an employee alleging injuries.

Defense not allowed to depose plaintiff's former expert; Wouldn't have helped defense's case anyway, he said

Christopher Knoll Jan. 24, 2017, 12:44pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled in November that a work-product privilege waiver does not apply to expert witnesses dismissed by a legal party prior to a deposition.