8th Circuit Court

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer takes plea in federal wire-fraud case, agrees to pay $837K restitution

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer who stole from his own mother and others gets 44 months in federal prison

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who robbed 3 banks and shot state trooper gets 24 years

Death Penalty

Missouri carries out its 8th execution this year; four SCOTUS justices would have granted stay

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman sues after family dies at local Home Depot in Joplin tornado; retailer cites ‘act of God’

Media & Communications Law

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir

Trials & Litigation

2 lawyers who rejected $9.5M attorney fee in Prempro case will get $21.8M

Criminal Justice

8th Circuit rejects argument to dismiss federal child pornography indictment involving morphed image

Constitutional Law

Inmate takes $4K settlement in suit alleging he was denied a toothbrush

Criminal Justice

Lawyer pleads guilty in 3 bank robberies, admits shooting state trooper

Criminal Justice

Paralegal takes federal plea in fake-bribery case

White-Collar Crime

Attorney convicted of laundering proceeds from marijuana operation

Education Law

Student suspended for 7 weeks over 2-word tweet sues police and school officials

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate who claims his medical problem will result in a painful execution wins SCOTUS stay

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Federal judge uses blog to advocate clemency for woman he sentenced 21 years ago

Trials & Litigation

8th Cir. axes $900K verdict because lawyer told personal law school sex-harassment story at closing

Constitutional Law

School to pay $70K to teen pressured to provide passwords after Facebook post critiqued staff member

Criminal Justice

Former law firm worker gets 3 years in federal prison for $212K theft

Labor & Employment

8th Circuit nixes suit by breastfeeding mom, says employer conduct wasn’t constructive discharge


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