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$1.5 Million Verdict Will Hinge On Jury Instruction Whether a trial court may reject an affirmative defense instruction because it fails to include an “additional instruction” about the burden of proof is the question presented in one of the two ...

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WordPerfect Supplemental Dictionary

One of the useful though little-known features of WordPerfect for DOS Version 6.0 (b and c) involves the Supplemental Dictionary, a part of the Speller function. This allows you to use abbreviations when you are typing text in a document. ...

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Some Help Valuing Ruptured Disk Cases

What’s a ruptured disk worth in the personal injury marketplace? We searched our 1994-95 database of verdicts and settlements to try to find an answer. Of 17 reported cases involving ruptured or herniated discs, five were defense verdicts. That left ...

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MAI For 'Aggravating Circumstances' No Good

A widow’s million dollar judgment for the “aggravating circumstances” attending her husband’s wrongful death has been reversed by the Missouri Supreme Court. The reversal came because the trial judge did not instruct the jury correctly as to the purpose of ...

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