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Bar Dues May Rise $30

All members of the Missouri Bar will face an increase in annual bar dues, if a resolution proposed by the Bar’s Board of Governors is approved. The Board of Governors tentatively resolved to increase the 1994 fees by thirty dollars ...

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Practice Tip

Civil Practice Dismissing Case Twice Without Prejudice Not Barred By Rule Rule 67.01 says that if you file an action, voluntarily dismiss it, then file it again, you can dismiss it again without prejudice only if you file a consent ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of eight cases in August, but denied requests for the transfer of 71 others. Six of the transfers were granted in civil cases; two were in criminal cases. In addition, one criminal case was ...

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Defamation Law Changed By Supreme Court Ruling

Where a college vice-president told news reporters that an academic evaluator was homosexual, adulterous, unchaste and had abused her position with the state, the evaluator could sue without regard to the historic distinction between defamation per se and defamation per ...

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Liability For Surface Water Runoff

‘Common Enemy’ Doctrine Abandoned By High Court Where the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission condemned land and constructed a highway bypass but used an inadequate culvert which caused flooding, the Commission cannot rely on the surface water “common enemy doctrine” ...

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