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Premises Liability – Escalator Fall Type of Action: Premises liability Type of Injuries: Partial amputation of left little finger, reattached with angular deformity Court/Case #/Date: Jackson County Circuit Court/CV91-16789/June 14, 1993 Caption: Bury v. J.C. Penneys Judge or Jury Case: ...

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Exception To General Rule

A wife can appeal an award of limited maintenance even though she accepted the benefit of the trial court’s division of property when she purchased assets at a court-ordered sale, the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. The wife, however, ...

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Author Replies To Lawyer's Attack

To The Editor: In his recent letter, Louis Basso charges that your decision to publish my article “Country Justice in Mid-Missouri” was “irresponsible,” insinuates that we somehow violated “the sanctity of the jury process,” and suggests that Lawyers Weekly should ...

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Legislative Highlights

Governor Mel Carnahan signed 189 of the 195 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly in the last legislative session. New laws will affect many areas including business organization, child custody, support and visitation, workers’ compensation, criminal law, real estate ...

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Practice Tip

Contract Courts Split: Contract Suit Permitted In West, Not East Your client is a subcontractor who has not been paid for his work. He wants you to sue the general contractor who should have paid him. Several months ago, however, ...

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Court Strikes Down Limit On UM Policy

A police officer who was dragged by the car of a fleeing suspect may recover for his injuries under his auto insurance policy, regardless of policy provisions designed to limit his uninsured motorist coverage to injuries resulting from “accidents,” the ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

Workers’ Comp Cases Are Set For Review By Supreme Court The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of six cases this month, while denying requests to transfer 39 others. Five of the transfers granted are civil cases, and one is a ...

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