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Man Must Pay Blood Test Bill When Mom Drops Suit

A man who paid for blood tests in a paternity case is now stuck with the bill even though the blood tests showed he is not the child’s biological father, says the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. ...

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Nursing Home Is 'Health Care Provider' Under Mo. Tort Statute

A long-term care nursing home is a “health care provider,” according to the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. That means that before a patient can sue the home for personal injury, he must file an affidavit from ...

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Stage Set For Annual Meeting

Innovative Springfield businessman Jack Stack, lawyer-diplomat Sol Linowitz and Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice John C. Holstein are highlighted speakers for the first two days of the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Bar to be held in Springfield September 19 ...

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Property Owner Liable For 'Open And Obvious' Danger

A parking lot owner is liable to a customer who caught her heel and fell even if the pock-marked nature of the lot posed a danger that was ‘open and obvious,’ the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals ...

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Jurisdiction In A Divorce Case Set By First To File

Where a husband and wife each filed for divorce in different counties, only the county where the first petition was filed had jurisdiction, the Eastern District of the Court of Appeals has ruled. The court said despite the enactment of ...

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Maintenance Can Not Be Awarded Retroactively

Where a wife was awarded retroactive maintenance in a divorce decree, the award was beyond the authority of the trial court as a matter of law, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. This is because ...

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Prevailing Wages

Missouri’s formula for setting “prevailing wage rates” for public building projects leads to “illogical results,” according to the state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. Struggling to apply the principles announced in a 1994 decision by the Court of Appeals, the ...

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LOIS Disc Cost-Efficient

I examine most technology-related announcements, ads, etc., that come in the mail. I’d been anticipating a recent one for some time. Several months ago I received a telephone call from a person who identified himself as a representative of a ...

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Adultery Costs Wife Her Equity Buildup In Home

A wife who duped her husband by pretending she was happily married while she carried on a two and one-half year affair can’t share in the buildup of equity in the marital residence during that time, says the Court of ...

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Exculpatory Clause Is OK Without Word 'Negligence'

An exculpatory clause that failed to use the word “negligence” was still good enough to bar a suit by a health club member who was injured when a rowing machine came apart in his face, says the Eastern District of ...

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Med Mal Data Bank Hinders Settlements

A federal law designed to keep doctors from concealing their record of incompetent work is making it more difficult to settle medical malpractice claims, Missouri attorneys report. The law which created the National Practitioner Data Bank was passed to prevent ...

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