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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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A Tool For Reducing Hospital Liens

To the Editor: I would like to add one bit of insight to the recent article on liens [July 19]. A hospital lien must be served upon the party “alleged to be liable to the injured.” Section 430.240 RSMo. Thus, ...

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'Dismayed And Disgusted' By Photograph

To the Editor: Although I am interested in the decision on the smoke alarm case reported in the paper this week [July 19], I was dismayed and disgusted to see the photo on the back page. I think you have ...

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Driver's License Case 'Not The Final Word'

To the Editor: I am writing concerning State ex rel. Director of Revenue v. Conklin. It is my belief that the court has allowed the constitutional issue of a stay order to be pursued in other administrative license suspension cases. ...

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There Is No Associate Circuit Court

To the Editor, In your article about State ex rel. Director of Revenue v. Conklin, MLW No. 24911, in the June 21, 1999 edition, you state at page 23 that the driver filed a petition “in associate circuit court.” As ...

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State Law Should Apply When Cases Removed To Federal Court

To the Editor: I am writing concerning Kenneth Jones’ article in the March 29 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, “‘Kumho’-Proofing Your Damages Expert.” I am a civil trial lawyer and have been practicing that area of law for over 23 ...

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Proponent Says Concealed Carry Hasn't Produced 'Wild West'

To the Editor: I have the highest respect for Edward L. Dowd Jr., both individually and for the office of U.S. Attorney which he presently holds. However, I feel compelled to comment on his recent letter to the editor, in ...

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Eastern District Attorney Calls Concealed Weapons Proposal 'Madness'

To the Editor: My father, a former FBI agent and circuit attorney, gave me my first rifle when I was twelve years old. I have owned firearms ever since and am not opposed to reasonable, rational gun ownership. Permitting virtually ...

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Tobacco Suit Arrangement Challenged

To the Editor: On July 13, 1998, Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported that the Missouri attorney general had retained Springfield attorney Tom Strong to represent the state in its claim against the tobacco industry: “According to [Jay] Nixon, Strong will be ...

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More on FELA Mitigation Of Damages

To the Editor: I am writing to follow up on a case I handled for Union Pacific, Duren v. Union Pacific (MLW No. 23479), which was mentioned in an article in the Nov. 30 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly written ...

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Female Trial Lawyer Wants Mentor Program

To the Editor: I am a female trial lawyer in Kansas City. I have been in practice for 15 years and am very concerned by the relatively small percentage of women who try civil cases. When I started out, I ...

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