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Lawyers rally behind tornado victims

As the residents of Joplin began the long process of digging out from the deadliest tornado in more than 50 years, help came in the form of neighbors helping neighbors and from all parts of the state. Some lawyers here, like Brad Barton, were both the givers and recipients of help. Barton’s office is now a heap of insulation, wood and aluminum. Anybody driving by can see a wooden desk inside the destruction and toppled leather chairs. A filing cabinet with a missing drawer cover stands several feet away. Court filings, drenched form the tornado and the following storms, are left exposed in the cabinet.

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Lawyers lose homes in storm

Joplin attorney Ed Hershewe hunkered down with his family in a theater room in his basement Sunday evening as a tornado and severe storms struck. “You could look out the theater room door and see patio furniture just lifted up in the air,” Hershewe said. Fortunately, Hershewe said, all five of his children were home when the tornado hit, and his house was undamaged, though it’s only about a mile from St. John’s Regional Health Center, which suffered a direct blow.

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Newsmakers

Rozen joins B2B Back 2 Basics Marketing in St. Charles has hired Bill Rozen as associate creative director and copywriter. Rozen has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising. His work background includes stints with the NFL’s ...

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Newsmakers

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale announced William Hoffman has joined its health care practice group as an associate. Hoffman is a 2010 graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law. His practice focuses on representation of hospitals, health care systems, physician ...

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Civil suit against MEMC continues

A South Korean company’s lawsuit against MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., whose headquarters are pictured, should wrap up sometime this week, according to Gregory P. Hansel, an attorney for the plaintiff. Soeul-based Semi-Materials Co. alleges that in 2005 O’Fallon-based MEMC promised to sell polysilicon at one price, and then sell the material later on at a lower price. Semi-Materials says MEMC did not fulfill its obligation to sell the polysilicon at the lower price. MEMC makes wafers and other products for the semiconductor and solar industries. File photo

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Digest

County mails property notices The St. Charles County Assessor’s Office has begun mailing approximately 160,000 personal property declaration forms. Property owners have until March 1 to return completed forms. Residents who fail to do so will be charged a late-filing ...

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