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"Impossibility Preemption" Remains Alive and Well in Missouri for Generic Drug Manufacturers
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

“Impossibility preemption” applies to bar tort claims where it is impossible for a party to comply with both state and federal law. In the recent


Breaking Up Plaintiffs Is Not Hard To Do
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

While Neil Sedaka may have convinced many that breaking up is hard to do, Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. of the United States District Court for the


Jury verdicts in the Kansas City area slightly decline in number, but increase in amount
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

According to data from the Greater Kansas City Jury Verdict Service, courts in the metropolitan area experienced fewer jury trials in 2017, but the


Premises liability update: Missouri Supreme Court affirms ruling on adequacy of negligence jury instruction
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

We recently reported on a ruling of the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals that there was sufficient evidence to support the giving of the


Bipartisan Financial Reform Bill Expected to Pass in Senate
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • March 13 2018

Following unsuccessful attempts to overhaul Dodd-Frank through varied iterations of the Financial CHOICE Act, the Senate is expected to vote in the


Political Divisions, Copyright Law, and a Strange Green Amphibian Meme - Pepe the Frog gets his Day in a Kansas City Area Court
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • February 27 2018

Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character created by comic book artist Matt Furie in the mid-2000's, started out innocently enough. According to an


Verdict Based on Disjunctive Jury Instruction Gets Junked
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri illustrates the perils of using disjunctive verdict directing


North Carolina Court Finds Employer’s Negligence to Be Superseding, Sole Proximate Cause of Asbestos Plaintiff’s Injuries
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

Plaintiff appealed a jury verdict in the District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in favor of an asbestos product vendor. Plaintiff


Paying the Piper (and the Copyright Owner) - The Music Modernization Act of 2017
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

The rise of streaming music services has changed the landscape in ways that most would not have imagined even a decade ago. Among these changes are


Change in Leadership Marks Turning Point for CFPB
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

He now leads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) - the very organization he once called a “sad, sick joke.” But acting director Mick