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 →