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2021 Not For the Faint of Heart: Summary Judgment Procedure in Light of Green v. Fotoohighiam

Total Credits: 2.0 MCLE, 2.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Appellate |  Civil Practice & Procedure |  Litigation / Trial Practice
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The August 2020 Missouri Supreme Court decision of Green v. Fotoohighiam, 606 S.W.3d 113 (Mo. 2020), is the most significant ruling on summary judgment procedure since the ITT decision nearly 30 years earlier. This CLE will discuss what Green's consequences are in terms of what portions of the record may be relied upon for establishing summary judgment. It will also discuss how Green creates significant differences between summary judgment procedures in Missouri state court and summary judgment procedures in Missouri federal court. 
Speaker & Moderator: John M. Reeves, Jr., Reeves Law LLC, St. Louis


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After serving as an Assistant Missouri Attorney General for over six years, John Reeves entered private practice in 2015 and opened his own firm in 2019. He has personally authored over 250 appellate briefs, and has conducted oral argument in all three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the federal Eighth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Reeves has personally authored both certiorari petitions and applications for extraordinary relief before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Reeves has also written numerous dispositive motions in both federal and state court. 

As an appellate specialist, Mr. Reeves also provides consulting services to trial attorneys about preserving matters for appeal and drafting dispositive motions. His practice also includes serving as defense counsel in civil matters, including constitutional matters (§1983 litigation), commercial law, personal injury matters, municipal law, employment discrimination, and insurance coverage disputes. 

In October 2019, Mr. Reeves co-founded the Missouri Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee, the first statewide organization in Missouri devoted to furthering professional development for attorneys in appellate matters. He presently serves as the committee’s co-chair.


Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:41pm CDT
Tue, Mar 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:41pm CDT

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