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Professor Dessem Comments on Local Contempt Case

A Boone County (Mo.) man is spending his nights in jail for a zoning infraction on his property. In a recent Columbia Tribune article, “No resolution in sight for contempt case,” Professor Larry Dessem commented on the court order, civil contempt, and what the landowner needs to do to resolve the situation. In the piece, Dessem says, “An old saying…

Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works

In a recent Thomson Reuters/msn.com article, “6 things you need to know about how impeachment works,” Professor Frank O. Bowman explains the grounds for impeachment, the process, and burden of proof needed. He also explains that the Supreme Court cannot overturn articles of impeachment. Referring to America’s founders he says, “They quite plainly decided this is a political process and…

Professor Schmitz Provides Background on ODR for Insurance Industry News

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for a recent story in Claims Journal, a publication widely read in the insurance industry. In “Tech Startup Hoping Insurers Ready for Online Dispute Resolution,” Professor Schmitz provided background regarding online dispute resolution (ODR), and reasons for how it may expand access to remedies for consumers. This is an area of new interest for…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Story on the Ethics of Representing Clients in Medical Marijuana Industry

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in an article addressing the legal ethics of representing medical marijuana businesses. The article by Nicholas Phillips, “Cannabis Counsel,”  appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. With the passage of Amendment 2 in Missouri, eliminating state criminal restrictions on medical marijuana, law firms could be seeing an increase in related work.…

Professor Trachtenberg: Bail Amounts Can Put Many at Risk

A recent story on KBIA-FM, Columbia Group Seeks Equity with Bail Fund, explains how a new bail fund in Boone County, Mo., assists nonviolent offenders with posting bail. Professor Ben Trachtenberg explained in the story how unpaid bail can put more than just the defendant at risk, “Many people who are in jail awaiting trial lose their jobs or might have…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Bottom Line Personal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Bottom Line Personal to provide insights on consumer issues, and to weigh in on the biggest mistakes that people make in their financial lives. In the article, “5 Money Mavens Reveal Their Most Memorable Mistakes,” Professor Schmitz unveils her own mistake in buying a house for the wrong reasons, overly focusing on conventional…

Professor Bowman: How Does the Mueller Report Fit into the Impeachment Puzzle?

Professor Frank Bowman has been writing about the presidential impeachment process on his blog, “Impeachable Offenses,” in op-eds in the media, and in his new book forthcoming this summer, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump” (Cambridge University Press). Various media outlets have reached out to him for his expertise on the process and…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Kleros about Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Kleros for an article shared among blockchain enthusiasts regarding her work in online dispute resolution, “Towards a Global Online Dispute Resolution Platform: Amy Schmitz and The New Handshake.” The interview showed the application of dispute resolution ideas in Professor Schmitz’s book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. She…

Professor Bowman: Nixon and Clinton Proceedings Make a Case for Impeaching Trump

Professor Frank Bowman was quoted at length in Adam Liptak’s recent New York Times article “Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes.” Using the two most recent impeachment proceedings against sitting presidents, Liptak compares the offenses of Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton to those of Donald Trump. “The historical comparisons make out a solid case for an…

Professor Jerry Comments in WalletHub Article about Car Insurance in Missouri

Professor Bob Jerry was contacted by WalletHub for his expert comments included with its article “2019’s Best Cheap Car Insurance in Missouri.” He commented about the factors keeping insurance rates from being lower, ways state and local governments can adopt regulations to make drivers more safe, the need for consumers to be savvy shoppers for their cars and the insurance…