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Seven tips for law firm Web site content writing

Writing pages for your law firm’s Web site can, at times, be daunting – especially when you’re staring at a blank computer screen and wishing the legal content would just magically appear. In writing countless Web pages for attorney Web ...

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Making word-of-mouth marketing work

Word of mouth. When it comes to legal marketing, the good opinion of previous clients and colleagues still account for a large percentage of a law firm’s new business. In a 2009 Missouri Bar survey, attorneys reported that a majority ...

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Torts: Trespass – Firing Range Bullets

  Goerlitz v. City of Maryville (MLW No. 59960 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ellis, J.) Where a homeowner claimed that ricocheting bullets from a nearby firing range were coming onto her property, the claim was ...

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Juvenile: Forensic Interviews – Testimony

In the Interest of J.M.G. v. Juvenile Officer (MLW No. 59661 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Pfeiffer, J.) Where two boys participated in forensic interviews with a counselor at a child advocacy center and one of ...

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Administrative: Claim Assignment – Statutory Authority

Missouri Public Service Commission v. Oneok, et al. (MLW No. 59959 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.) Even though natural gas distributors assigned their claims of price fixing against natural gas suppliers to the Missouri ...

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Unemployment Compensation : Misconduct – Poor Workmanship

Buckley v. Safelite Fulfillment, Inc. (MLW No. 59955 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Parker, Sp. J.) Where an employee was fired for not following proper procedure in installing an automotive windshield, the termination was for poor ...

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Real Property: Slander Of Title – Attorney’s Fees – Special Damages

Lau v. Pugh (MLW No. 59958 – 29 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Barney, J.) (1)Where a dispute arose between neighboring landowners over the location of a brush pile and reimbursement for assistance in tree removal and respondents ...

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Municipalities: Special Use Permit – Crematorium

State of Missouri ex rel. Jackson v. City of Joplin, et al. (MLW No. 59954 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Rahmeyer, J.) Where a funeral home was granted a special use permit that would allow it ...

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Criminal Law: Stolen Property – Valuation

State v. Isriggs (MLW No. 59962 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Orr, J.) Where a defendant was found guilty of stealing copper wire valued at over $500, the testimony from the owner of the scrap yard ...

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Criminal Law: Guilty Plea – Factual Basis

Hamilton v. State (MLW No. 59953 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Clarkson, J.) Where the defendant left a convenience store without paying for a 30-pack of beer and then displayed a knife and threatened to stab ...

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