Supreme Court to consider venue for a lawsuit challenging University’s administration of a trust.
October 31, 2018
Sherlock Hibbs’ will left $5 million to the University to be held in trust by the Curators and used only for certain designated purposes. Hillsdale College sued the Curators in St Louis County, alleging that the Curators were not complying with the trust’s terms. The only basis for bringing suit in St. Louis County is …read more
Missouri Supreme Court holds that improper venue and joinder are not grounds for reversal without a showing of specific events or actions that constitute prejudice.
September 21, 2017
The Missouri Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Barron, et al., and Schmidt v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., SC96151, on September 12, 2017. The case involved an appeal of a jury verdict in which the defendant claimed improper venue and joinder of claims. Maddison Schmidt, an out-of-state plaintiff, alleged that a drug manufactured by Abbott …read more
Missouri Supreme Court to hear venue case involving out of state tort defendant.
September 7, 2017
The Supreme Court issued a preliminary writ on August 22, 2017 in State ex rel. Valley Hope Association v. Youngs, SC96356. The case has not yet been scheduled for argument. The case is expected to clarify venue rules in tort cases involving an out-of-state defendant with a registered agent in Missouri. The plaintiff, Robert Cox …read more