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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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Trial Reports

Design Defect – Industrial Trash Compactor Type of Action: Product liability Type of Injuries: Fractured jaw, cervical spine surgery, psychological Court/Case #/Date: St. Louis City Circuit Court/892-10049-Div.1/June 3, 1993 Caption: Matlock v. Midwest Waste, Inc., et al. Judge or Jury ...

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"The Business Form Of Choice"

A new business entity, the Limited Liability Corporation, will allow Missouri small-business owners to run the corner store without a board of directors, without officers or annual meetings, and without personal liability even if they participate in management. And that’s ...

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New Product: WordPerfect 6.0

After about a year of my trumpeting its appearance, WordPerfect Version 6.0 for DOS has arrived. It is a powerful program that will do many things helpful to “legal persons,” and some things that will be of no concern in ...

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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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