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Mark Emison

Corporate Donations Linked to MO Bills That Would Protect Big Business, Limit Citizens’ Access to Justice

Missouri senators are rushing to pass numerous bills under the guise of “tort reform” that protect corporations from being sued by citizens who are injured or killed by their defective products. What’s driving senators to strip Missouri citizens of their individual rights and protect big business? Hefty campaign donations.

Brett Emison

Dark Money Electing Judges Is Undermining Judicial Independence

A new report finds that judicial independence – a bedrock of our civil and criminal justice system – is eroding and under attack.  Surprisingly, 38 states elect supreme court judges, who render the final decisions on constitutional issues, legislative and […]

Langdon & Emison

Watch the Edge: When Unsafe Pavement Drop-Offs Cause Accidents with Devastating Consequences

The summer months offer an ideal time for road trips, sight-seeing, family visits and other activities that require long-distance travel across U.S. roadways. What hazards might the traveling public encounter as they head out on the highways? How safe are […]

Brett Emison

MTV Series: Unlocking The Truth

    Ryan Ferguson was just 19 years old when he was arrested – and eventually convicted – of a murder he did not commit.  Now he is investigating other cases where it appears there were wrongful convictions.  One of those […]

Brett Emison

Zimmerman Jury: Competing Questions of High Cost and Financial Hardship of Jury Duty

Extravagant?  That’s not a typical adjective when describing jury duty.  But you wouldn’t know it reading the headlines about the jury sequestered for 3 weeks hearing the trail in which George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Treyvon Martin. […]

Brett Emison

The Dark Knight Rises: What’s The Legality of Bruce Wayne’s “Death”?

If you like comic books, superheroes, and the like and want to know actual legal answers to fictional superhero questions, I've got the site for you: Law and the Multiverse. From their…

Brett Emison

Tort Liability For Boston Marathon Bombing?

Walter Olson at Overlawyered is concerned there may be tort liability for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Eric Turkewitz at the New York Personal Injury Law Blog explains why the answer is…

Brett Emison

Honor Our Service Men and Women on Memorial Day (2013)

This Memorial Day, as I have in the past, I ask you to honor our service men and women who sacrifice so much to honor and protect the freedoms we enjoy (and, too often, take for granted) every…

Brett Emison

How To Help The Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

The city of Moore, Oklahoma – near Oklahoma City – was devastated by a tornado yesterday. Reports have the tornado producing up to 200 mile/hour winds with a width of up to 2 miles while on…

Brett Emison

Today is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day… Let's Celebrate

Today – the second Tuesday in April – is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day. Steven Hughes, a non-lawyer from St. Louis, described the founding of IBKTLD:

[W]henever Steve mentioned…