Origins of Municipal/County Authority: Reconciling the Dissent in Missouri Bankers Association, Inc. v. St. Louis County with Koster’s Lawsuits Against County Municipalities

“Missouri May I?” Staff member Joe Welling discusses a recent decision on the limits of municipalities’ legislative powers, and whether it will play a role in an upcoming suit over several municipalities’ retention of excessive traffic fines. Continue Reading →

Tolentino v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.: Liability for Illegal Wage Deduction of Joint Employer

Journal staff member Michael Herrmann provides analysis of a recent decision by the Missouri Supreme Court involving both the Missouri Minimum Wage Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Continue Reading →

SLU Law Professor Chad Flanders Shares Some Thoughts About His Spring 2015 Course Titled “Ferguson”

“We’re studying this. This is really important; this is not just something that will happen and will go away. There are some continuing issues that we need to think about. This [course] puts them front and center.” – Professor Chad Flanders on this spring’s course titled “Ferguson”. Read more after the jump. Continue Reading →

City of St. Peters v. Roeder: The Validity of Red Light Cameras

Wondering if you have to pay that red light ticket? Staff member Tyler Winn summarizes recent legal developments concerning red light camera enforcement systems and makes an argument that the Missouri legislature should intervene in determining the future of their use. Continue Reading →

John Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation: Baseball Spectators Do Not Assume the Risk of Hotdog Injury

Just in time for the Kansas City Royals’ first appearance in the World Series since winning it all in 1985, staff member Shelby Hewerdine analyzes a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling on spectator injuries and the so-called “Baseball Rule”. Continue Reading →