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'Ability To Distinguish Reality' Opinion OK

A psychiatrist’s opinion that a slip-and-fall plaintiff could not “distinguish reality from unreality” was admissible to undermine the plaintiff’s credibility as a witness, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled. This was true even though the ...

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Lawyer's Fee Contracts Not Divisible In Divorce

A lawyer’s contingency fee agreements were not subject to division in his divorce, the Southern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled. The lawyer-husband’s interest in the fee contracts was “too speculative to constitute marital property suitable for ...

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No Health Benefits For Injured Employee

A worker paralyzed in a job accident could not collect under her employer’s health insurance where she could have been covered by workers’ compensation – but wasn’t, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The employer did not ...

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