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Nov 20, 2020

More law firms sign up for Met Square

Zevan Davidson Roman LLC and Thomas SanFilippo & Associates have signed new leases for One Metropolitan Square in downtown St. Louis.

Nov 20, 2020

J.G. Wentworth accused of scamming man in new class action lawsuit

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A man who sold part of his structured settlement annuity (SSA) worth more than $400,000 to J.G. Wentworth claims the financial services company took advantage of him and fraudulently advised him to use an attorney who was not “disinterested counsel.”

Nov 20, 2020

Harris Stowe State University Once Again Facing Discrimination Claims 

ST. LOUIS — Allegations of gender and race discrimination are being made against Harris Stowe State University.

Nov 20, 2020

Harris-Stowe State University accused of age, gender discrimination 

ST. LOUIS — A former employee is suing Harris-Stowe State University, and others at the university, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Nov 20, 2020

Harris-Stowe University Faces 15 Lawsuits Alleging Ageism, Racism and Rape 

In the last two years, more than a dozen former and current employees of Harris-Stowe State University have sued the institution, alleging a range of workplace abuses including ageism, sexual harassment and racial discrimination against white employees.

Mar 5, 2014

Megan Boken’s killer hints of link to earlier St. Louis robbery in jailhouse interview

ST. LOUIS • The man convicted of killing Megan Boken in a street holdup in the Central West End said Tuesday he is afraid to tell what he knows about a similar crime eight days earlier because it could add to his prison sentence.

Nov 20, 2020

Instructor at Harris-Stowe gets almost $5 million in racial discrimination suit 

A St. Louis Circuit Court jury has awarded a former Harris-Stowe State University instructor $4.85 million after finding that the historically black university discriminated against the instructor because she is white.

Nov 20, 2020

Best Lawyers 

If Cornell McKay didn’t have better lawyers, he’d still be in jail today. His protests of innocence — that he never robbed a woman in the Central West End — would have been ignored. He would be spending the next decade with the thousands of other young black men locked up in Missouri’s prisons.

Jan 26, 2017

University sued for wrongful termination

A former employee of Washington University filed a lawsuit this January alleging she was wrongfully fired for questioning the validity of purchases related to an $18 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute—a suit that could potentially have larger ramifications for the University regarding grants from both private and public sources.

Jul 10, 2017

Automotive Fraud in Missouri: The Essential Guide for Lawyers

As the old adage goes, true wisdom comes from knowing what you do not know; nowhere is this more important than in the legal community where the sheer breadth of the law makes specialization a necessity.

May 8, 2015

Freed from St. Louis robbery conviction, Cornell McKay starts new life – again

WASHINGTON, MO • First, came a shower and fresh clothes. Then, Cornell McKay went back to the First Baptist Church of Villa Ridge to resume a fresh start that had been interrupted three years ago with a robbery conviction that has since been overturned.

Mar 21, 2014

Cornell McKay Sentenced To Twelve Years For CWE Robbery: “I Know I Didn’t Rob Her”

Adriane Smith — Cornell McKay’s mother — grasped Tayra Douglas’ right hand as Judge Robin Vannoy sentenced her son on Thursday to twelve years in prison.

Dec 2014.

Attorney Thomas SanFilippo interview Re Cornell McKay

Local news interview with attorney Thomas SanFilippo on his client Cornell McKay December 2014.

Aug 26, 2015

Now a Free Man, Cornell McKay Sues the Police and Prosecutors Who Jailed Him

Incompetent detectives. A botched murder investigation. Rigged witness testimony. Complicit city officials.

DEC 18, 2015

Cornell McKay’s overturned sentence calls eyewitness testimony into question

Is eyewitness identification enough when all the other evidence points to someone else—and the jury never hears it?

Aug 26, 2015

Now a Free Man, Cornell McKay Sues the Police and Prosecutors Who Jailed Him

Incompetent detectives. A botched murder investigation. Rigged witness testimony. Complicit city officials.

Nov 7, 2019

J.G. Wentworth accused of scamming man in new class action lawsuit

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A man who sold part of his structured settlement annuity (SSA) worth more than $400,000 to J.G. Wentworth claims the financial services company took advantage of him and fraudulently advised him to use an attorney who was not “disinterested counsel.”

May 19, 2015

Keith Esters, Megan Boken’s Killer, Has Nothing to Say About Cornell McKay

Sentenced to life in prison, the 21-year-old inmate has plenty of time to think about the steps that led him to a cellblock in the South Central Correctional Center.

Harris Stowe

Feb 6, 2018

Harris-Stowe university faces multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination

Fifteen lawsuits have been filed against Harris-Stowe State University in recent years by former and current employees and former students, claiming race, age or sex discrimination, or unlawful retaliation by officials for reporting the alleged discrimination, according to plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Feb 6, 2018

Harris-Stowe University Faces 15 Lawsuits Alleging Ageism, Racism and Rape

In the last two years, more than a dozen former and current employees of Harris-Stowe State University have sued the institution, alleging a range of workplace abuses including ageism, sexual harassment and racial discrimination against white employees.

Sep 1, 2016

Harris-Stowe Administrators Lied to Cops About Student-Athlete’s Drug Bust

A pot bust at the center of a college basketball player’s expulsion from Harris-Stowe State University was bungled by school administrators who lied to the police, according to an incident report obtained by Riverfront Times.

Ladue News

Oct 24, 2013

Legal Corner: Defamation on Social Media

You went out to dinner and, to put it mildly, you did not have a good experience. What do you do? If you’re of a certain generation, your next move is probably to write a scathing review on Facebook or Twitter.

Sep 26, 2013

Legal Corner: When It’s Time to Find a New Lawyer

You wouldn’t work with a mechanic who couldn’t change your brake pads, just like you wouldn’t take guitar lessons from someone who can’t play. But it may be less obvious whether a lawyer is effectively doing his or her job. In the world of legal professionals, how do you know when it is time to hire a new attorney?

Nov 20, 2014

Legal Corner: Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are a romantic time—who would argue that? After all, the season’s gatherings are filled with good cheer, a few drinks and a healthy dose of mistletoe. But whether you’re planning your office holiday party

Michael Hoing

DEC 19, 2018
Questions raised over why officer suspected of driving drunk twice was allowed to keep wearing badge

Questions raised over why officer suspected of driving drunk twice was allowed to keep wearing badge

Cornell Mckay

May 7, 2015

St. Louis prosecutor drops robbery case; defense offered evidence against convicted killer

ST. LOUIS • Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce on Wednesday dropped charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action against a man whose lawyers blamed someone else — a convicted killer — for the crime.

Dec 3, 2014

Lawyers seek reversal of St. Louis man’s robbery conviction, citing errors at trial

Lawyers seek reversal of St. Louis man’s robbery conviction, citing errors at trial

Dec 18, 2015

Cornell McKay’s overturned sentence calls eyewitness testimony into question

He smells the food and thinks of the cans of cat food you get at Family Dollar. Cornell McKay’s been locked in this square of concrete and steel at the St. Louis City Justice Center for 16 months, waiting for trial without a gulp of fresh air.