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‘Wishful Thinking’ By Insurance Industry

To the Editor, Mr. Turley in his letter to the editor [March 6] indicates that it is “only wishful thinking” that the Overcast opinion applies to all insurance companies, not just Chapter 380 mutual companies. It may be wishful thinking, ...

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Scope Of Defamation Case Overstated

To the editor: The Missouri Supreme Court’s recent opinion in the case of Overcast v. Billings Mutual [MLW No. 25984, Feb. 14 issue] caused a major stir in the insurance community. Insurance defense lawyers are writing the usual warnings to ...

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Is Lawyers Weekly Biased Toward Defense?

To the Editor, You reported in your Dec. 13 Hearsay column: “St. Louis is the 31st most pro-plaintiff major city in the country, says a report released by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.” Maybe you should have read ...

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Don't Report On Cases Before Judgment

To the Editor, My employer, Sisters of Mercy Health System-St. Louis, manages malpractice litigation defense for St. John’s Mercy Health System in St. Louis. While we were disappointed by the Post-Dispatch’s extensive but poorly researched coverage of this case, I ...

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Legal System Teeters To 'The Farther Side'

To the Editor: Many lawyers, particularly those with more than a few miles on them, have often sadly complained that “the practice of law just isn’t fun anymore.” The sabbatical of Gary Larsen and “The Far Side” was just another ...

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Ad Exposes MLW's Flair For Irony

To the Editor: I read with interest your comments in the Sept. 13 issue about the lyrics you heard while on hold waiting to speak to an attorney. You indicated that you thought the suggestive lyrics were improper and possibly ...

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A Case Submitted On The Briefs

To the Editor: Imagine my surprise to read in the Aug. 16 To Wit column about my client’s underwear as I sat hunkered over my sandwich at lunch today. I do appreciate your compassion — the things we appellate-defense types ...

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New Hardship Driving-Privilege Rules

To the Editor: As a service to attorneys practicing in the area of DWI and related issues, you may want to publish the following information that is of major importance to any attorneys practicing traffic law. Senate Bill 19, which ...

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Offended By 'Kamikaze Paparazzi Techniques'

To the Editor: I wanted to join in the earlier comment and let you know that I am also offended by the photograph you included in your July 19 issue. It was insensitive and added absolutely nothing to your story. ...

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Hospital Attorneys Do Read Lawyers Weekly

To the Editor: As an attorney who represents hospitals, I want to advise John C. Banning of Springfield that I do read the letters to the editor section of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. I also want to compliment Mr. Banning on ...

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Judge Russell's Advice To Lawyers Is 'Classic'

To the Editor: Your July 19 lead story reporting the interview with new Eastern District Chief Judge Mary Rhodes Russell was noteworthy, primarily because it exposes us to the depth of character and intelligence of Judge Russell. Her response to ...

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