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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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Contact With Doctor Experts

The Missouri Supreme Court’s decisions in Brandt I and Brandt II set out rules for ex parte contact when a doctor-patient relationship exists. When the ex parte contact is with an expert medical witness who is not a treating physician, ...

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Ex Parte Contacts With Treating Doctor Allowed

No doctor-patient privilege exists in the Missouri statutes or common law which would forbid ex parte conversations between a patient’s treating physicians and the defendant-doctor in a medical malpractice suit, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled. The court held that ...

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Trial Reports

Quiet Enjoyment – XXX Videos Type of Action: Landlord suit for rent/Counterclaim for breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment Type of Injuries: Landlord lost rent and attorney fees. Tenant claimed damages representing total investment and advertising in carpet business Court/Case ...

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Report Finds Gender Bias In Missouri Court System

Statewide incidents of women attorneys being called “honey,” “little lady” and “lawyerette” show gender bias remains in the Missouri court system, but “substantial progress” has been made concluded the Missouri Task Force on Gender and Justice in a 348-page report, ...

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Practice Tip

Domestic Relations Wife Can Seize Teacher Pension For Delinquent Maintenance A wife can garnish her ex-husband’s rights in his teacher’s retirement fund for unpaid maintenance even though a statute says the fund is not subject to garnishment, and even though ...

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