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Release Given To UM Carrier Does Not Save Other Defendant

An injured driver’s release of his uninsured motorist carrier did not release his claim against the other driver who caused his injuries, according to the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. The insurance company’s only obligation to the ...

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'Time Standards' Rule May Support Dismissal Of Case

Administrative Rule 17 may be used to evaluate “whether a case merits a continued expenditure of precious judicial resources,” the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. Rule 17, adopted by the Missouri Supreme Court in 1992, ...

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SHELDON AWARDS: Hardware Category

Noting that hardware costs are continuing to fall, here are the semi-annual SHELDON AWARDS, Hardware Category: Software and Hardware Every Lawyer Desiring Opulence Needs The printer of choice is a laser printer with 600 dpi capability. My experience is limited ...

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Judges Delaying Capital Cases

Some federal district judges are dragging their feet on state capital cases, according to an internal report of the Missouri Attorney General’s office, but the threat of extraordinary writs may speed up the process. The report said it is “the ...

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Missouri Lawyers Face Chance Of Malpractice Suits By Non-Clients

Non-clients can sue lawyers for malpractice in some cases, according to the Missouri Supreme Court in a first-time holding. The possibility arises where a lawyer’s client specifically intended the lawyer’s services to benefit the non-client, the court said. And whether ...

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AG's Media Policy Curtails Press Access To Attorneys

If you want to know what’s going on in the Missouri attorney general’s office, don’t ask anybody who works there. At least none of the assistant attorneys general. Under a “media policy” set out in a 1993 Communications Memorandum, only ...

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'Policy Limits' Demand Isn't Sufficient To Get Interest

A woman who demanded the “policy limits of all insurance coverages” to settle her injury claim cannot collect prejudgment interest, according to the Missouri Supreme Court. That is because the exact amount of her demand from the insurance company was ...

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Debtor Cannot Discharge Ex-Wife's Attorney Fees

A man can’t discharge in bankruptcy the $1,500 he was ordered to pay for his ex-wife’s attorney fees when she sued to enforce her divorce decree, says the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The court handed down ...

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A Talk With Judges Covington And Holstein

EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 30 Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ann K. Covington’s two-year term as Chief will expire and she will be succeeded as Chief Justice by Judge John C. Holstein. Missouri Lawyers Weekly spoke with Judges Covington and ...

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Flawed Motion Under Summary Judgment Rule May Still Win

Civil Practice Flawed Motion Under Summary Judgment Rule May Still Win Effective January 1, 1994, the rule on summary judgment was changed to require that a motion state in separately numbered paragraphs each material fact as to which there is ...

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Cost-Conscious Clients Push Lawyers Into 'Value Billing'

Missouri lawyers by and large conduct their practice using traditional, “tried and true” billing methods, according to a survey recently conducted by the Law Practice Management Committee of the Missouri Bar. But “value billing” is on the horizon. Cost-conscious clients ...

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