Missouri

Located in the Midwestern portion of the US, Missouri sits in the Eighth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. It is the 18th most populous state with over 6 million residents with the largest urban-areas being Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, and Columbia. The capital city is Jefferson City, which is situated on the Missouri River.

Some of the largest companies are based out of Missouri including Wells Fargo, H&R Block, Edward Jones, and O’Reilly Auto Parts, among others. The state’s economy is driven by many factors, including alcohol/beer, as one of the largest breweries, Anheuser-Busch, is located in the state. Aerospace, transportation, chemicals, food processing, printing, and financial sector services, are among the other major sources of economic development in the state.

The University of Missouri has campuses throughout the state, with a main campus in Columbia, Missouri.  Additional campuses are in St. Louis, Kansas City, Cape Girardeau and Marysville.  Washington University is a major educational institution in St. Louis, along with St. Louis University

The most recent constitution was put in place in 1945, and it divides the state government into a judicial, legislative and executive branch.

The legislative branch consists of the Missouri General Assembly.  It is bicameral, and consists of a 34-member Senate and a 163- member House of Representatives.  Representatives in both bodies are subject to term limits.

The executive branch is led by the state’s governor and lieutenant governor.  Additionally, heads of other state departments are elected as well, such as the Missouri Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and State Auditor, but only the State Treasurer is subject to term limits.

The judicial branch consists of the Missouri Supreme Court, which is the highest court in Missouri.

The state intermediate appellate court is the Missouri Court of Appeals. This Court of Appeals is split into three districts: Western (based in Kansas City), Eastern (based in St. Louis), and Southern (based in Springfield). The state trial courts of general jurisdiction are the 45 Missouri Circuit Courts and Associate Circuit Courts within each Circuit Court.

The National Law Review covers stories and news from the state of Missouri which impacts its residents, and the rest of the country. Judicial actions, ordinances, election news, workplace and discrimination cases, right to work, sexual-misconduct, and taxpayer legislation, are among the stories covered throughout the state. Visitors to the National Law Review will regularly find updated stories and news coverage from the state of Missouri on the NLR website.

Date Title Organization
26
Feb
Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast Episode 62: Non-Compete Agreements in Missouri and a New Preemption Case [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Feb
Bank Partnership Moves to Dismiss Class Action Asserting Violations of Georgia Rate Cap Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
31
Jan
USDA Awarding $19 Million in Grants to U.S. Business Owners to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
17
Jan
Insurance Premium Finance Exemption—Missouri Commercial Finance Disclosure Legislation Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
4
Jan
HOME BUYERS BEWARE: Court Cracks Down on Unsolicited Texts Offering to Buy Homes for Cash Troutman Amin, LLP
11
Dec
State and Local Hourly Minimum Wage Rate Increases are “Coming to Town” on January 1, 2024 Polsinelli PC
7
Dec
Missouri Bill Proposed to Preempt California’s Proposition 12 Keller and Heckman LLP
16
Nov
Use Tax Resale Exemption: Win at Missouri Supreme Court Blank Rome LLP
22
Sep
Trending in Telehealth: September 5 – 18, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
1
Sep
Missouri’s Hands-Free Law Takes Effect, Prohibiting Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Aug
Part 3: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
19
Jul
2023 ESG State Legislation Wrap Up K&L Gates
19
Jul
Trending in Telehealth: June 27 – July 10, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Another Election Law Blockbuster: Moore Is Alive, but Independent State Legislature Theory Is Not – SCOTUS Today Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
7
Jun
Game On: Mid-Year Update on U.S. Gaming Industry's Expanding Regulations, Legislation, and Launches Blank Rome LLP
25
May
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papa Murphy’s Cookie Dough Keller and Heckman LLP
21
May
Trending in Telehealth: May 8 – 15, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
18
May
Developments in Revenue Based Financing K&L Gates
16
May
Gender Affirming Care Restricted Under Missouri Bill Foley & Lardner LLP
16
May
New Missouri NIL Law Changes Landscape, Expands College Coaches' Role in Negotiations ArentFox Schiff LLP
13
May
Trending in Telehealth: May 2– 8, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
5
May
A Suit Over Seeds is Sprouting in Missouri Norris McLaughlin P.A.
13
Feb
Missouri Joins States Legalizing Recreational Marijuana – Cutting Through the Haze on Missouri Amendment 3 Polsinelli PC
12
Feb
EPA Identifies Ameren Huster Road Substation as Source of Elm Point Wellfield Contamination in St. Charles, Missouri U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
6
Dec
You Say Yes, I Say No: What the Recent State Cannabis Elections Say About the Future of Adult-Use Programs Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
21
Nov
Maryland and Missouri Pass Recreational Marijuana, Missouri Adds Medical Marijuana Cardholder Employment Protections Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11
Nov
Cannabis Legalization on the Ballot: Maryland and Missouri Join Growing List of States Legalizing Recreational Cannabis Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
11
Nov
Voters in Two States Approve Marijuana Ballot Initiatives on Election Day 2022 Jackson Lewis P.C.
4
Nov
Lawsuit Claims L’Oreal’s Hair Straighteners Cause Cancer Stark & Stark
14
Oct
Energy & Sustainability Litigation Updates — October 2022 Mintz
7
Oct
Legalized Cannabis in Missouri: What Employers Need to Know Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
3
Oct
Key Supreme Court Cases to Watch in Administrative and Environmental Law ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Sep
Nineteen State Attorneys-General Participate in Investigation of ESG Ratings Mintz
5
Jul
Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women Mintz
21
Apr
Whatever Happened to that Federal Contractor COVID Vaccine Order? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
22
Mar
White House Focuses on Pay Equity and Transparency Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Mar
IRS Continues Focus on Hiring and Modernization of Technology McDermott Will & Emery
31
Jan
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Licensing and Compliance Developments Polsinelli PC
3
Jan
Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on …Did You Remember to Make Necessary Changes to Comply with New 2022 State and Local Wage-Hour Laws? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
28
Dec
State Law Round-Up: Year-End Edition (US) (Part 2 of 2) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Dec
Minimum Wage Increases in 2022: A Chart of Upcoming Changes and Interactive Map Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
9
Dec
US & Mexico Competition Currents December 2021 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Dec
Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Nov
Where “Primary Purpose” is to “Inform” Rather Than “Promote,” a Fax Does Not Consitute an “Unsolicited Advertisement” Under the TCPA Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Nov
Court Blocks Implementation of CMS Vaccine Mandate in 10 States Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Nov
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Barred From Enforcing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Rule in 10 States Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Nov
Judge Blocks Portions of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccine Mandate (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
5
Nov
Plant-Based Food Labeling Legislative Update Norris McLaughlin P.A.
29
Oct
Missouri Governor Thumbs Nose at Federal Mandates, but Private Employers Still Left Wondering Whether and How to Comply Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
14
Sep
Missouri Now Provides for Leave and Accommodations to Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence Polsinelli PC
 

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