Filter By:

Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Med-Mal Cases Declared Unconstitutional


Watts v. Cox Medical Centers, et al. Twelve expensive words in the world of medical malpractice: “the right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall remain inviolate….”  The Missouri Supreme …
Continue

Lauren Allen Named to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s List of Top Young Attorneys


Lauren Allen has been named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2012.  This annual award recognizes the state’s top attorneys under the age of 40 …
Continue

A Family of Falcons Move in Next Door


Meet the new neighbors of our Downtown Kansas City office According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, a pair of peregrine falcon chicks hatched on Monday in a nest near …
Continue

A Whirlwind of Change in Co-Employee Liability in Missouri


It looks like Missouri will finally return to the “real world” beginning on August 28, 2012.  That is the effective date of Missouri House Bill No. 1540, which was signed …
Continue

Sweat Patches and Contamination


Many on pre-trial release or on probation are required to wear transdermal patches.  These patches measure various drug use by confirming the drug’s presence in sweat output taken through the …
Continue

Missouri Supreme Court addresses R.S.Mo. 287.020(2) in Its Denial of Workers’ Compensation Benefits


In its Opinion issued May 29, 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission’s award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who was injured in …
Continue

Firm Obtains $5.12 Million Verdict in Religious Discrimination Case


Attorneys Amy L. Coopman and Luke R. Hertenstein have obtained for their client what is believed to be the largest religious discrimination verdict in Missouri history.  In a trial that …
Continue

Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Claim Against Medical Provider Found Constitutional


In Missouri, the action for wrongful death is provided by R.S.Mo. §537.080.1, which provides that: Whenever the death of a person results from any act…or circumstance which, if death had …
Continue

Parental and Student Due Process Rights Under FERPA: A Basic Primer


We are all familiar with that old adage: “you know this will go down on your permanent record.”  Suppose you have a dispute with your local public grade school, middle …
Continue

Get It in Writing


The Kansas Commercial Statute of Frauds precludes “a debtor or creditor from maintaining an action for legal or equitable relief or a defense, based in either case upon a failure …
Continue