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 →

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 →

Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and National Auto Sales: Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Finds Mandatory Caps on Punitive Damages in Certain Cases Unconstitutional

Online Editorial Board member Liz Washam discusses a recent Missouri Supreme Court finding that mandatory caps on punitive damages in certain cases are unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol Employees’ Retirement System: A Denial of Survivor Benefits to the Decedent’s Same-Sex Partner

Staff member Lindsay Johnson criticizes the Missouri Supreme Court’s preoccupation with technical details in the Glossip v. MODOT case, arguing that in doing so it undermined the spirit of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor. Continue Reading →

In re: Lawrence Hess: Night of the Plural Terror

Acknowledging that it is not yet upon us, staff member Vincent Heitholt warns of a “Plural Apocalypse” in which the precedential value of Missouri Supreme Court decisions may become unhelpfully murky. Read his account of an early omen of the Armageddon, In re: Lawrence Joseph Hess. Continue Reading →