Collins & Jones, led by its appellate litigator Jeff King, argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals to protect private business against unconstitutional subsidies by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The case, Swallow Tail v. Missouri Department of Conservation, involves millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded assistance provided by MDC to a private corporation. This private entity uses the MDC aid to create and sell compensatory mitigation credits in competition with Swallow Tail and other businesses. Collins & Jones argued to the Court that this MDC-sponsored mitigation work does not help the environment, but instead uses taxpayer dollars to choose winners and losers between private competitions. The parties expect a decision from the Court of Appeals for the Western District in the next few months.
On October 11, 2017, the Southern District Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of Firm client Marsha Hagan.read more
Jeff King, senior attorney at Collins & Jones, recently defended the Kansas school funding formula before a special setting of the Kansas Supreme Court.read more
Collins & Jones serves as Missouri counsel in a $12.5 Million acquisition loan made by a prominent international investment bank
Collins & Jones’ Finance and Banking attorneys recently served as Missouri counsel in connection with a $12.5 Million acquisition loan made by a prominent international investment bank.read more
Shareholder Josh Jones, who also serves as the Prosecuting Attorney of St. Clair County, Missouri, recently prevailed in an appeal he filed on behalf of the State of Missouri.read more