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Bank's Foreclosure Nets Workers' Comp Liability

A bank that foreclosed on the stock of a cab company must pay workers’ compensation death benefits to the widow of a cab driver who was murdered at work, says the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. The ...

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Upgrading: How To Rev Up Your Computer

The speed and efficiency with which my computer performs its tasks are important to me. Therefore, I’ve recently been thinking about buying one of the new Pentium-based units with 16 megabytes of RAM and all the trimmings. Surely this would ...

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Grisham Scores With Rainmaker

Summer’s coming, so it must be time for the annual product of the John Grisham legal-bestseller grinder. And the problem is, Big John has been a bit erratic lately. You say you hated 1993’s The Client, finding it too far-fetched ...

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Death By AIDS Bars Wrongful Death And 'Lost Chance Of Recovery' Suits

Parents who claim their son’s doctors misdiagnosed his AIDS case cannot sue the doctors for wrongful death or “lost chance of recovery” because their son was going to die anyway, says the Court of Appeals’ Western District. The court ruled ...

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Off-Site Injury During Unpaid Lunch Break Is Compensable

Off-Site Injury During Unpaid Lunch Break Is Compensable A worker injured returning from his unpaid lunch break is entitled to workers’ compensation even though the accident occurred in a parking lot which was not owned or controlled by the employer, ...

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A 'Day In The Life' Of A High Tech Lawyer

St. Louis attorney Helen Hightech has a full plate this Monday morning. Her “to do” list includes finding a witness, monitoring a case pending in the federal district court, research for a brief, checking the status of a corporation, meeting ...

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Legislative Highlights

Mo. General Assembly Sends 149 Bills To Gov. Carnahan The Missouri General Assembly approved 149 bills in its session which ended May 12. Among the bills of particular interest to attorneys is one calling for a change in the way ...

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Highlights of the Missouri Bar spring committee meetings

Redistricting Plan Would Expand MoBar Board From 33 To 40 Under a recommendation adopted by the Board of Governors, the board would be expanded from 33 to 40 members. Additionally, some districts would be redrawn and there would be a ...

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Workers' Comp Award Does Not Bar Suit Against Guaranty Assoc.

A worker injured on the job by a third party whose insurance company is insolvent can sue the state insurance guaranty association for his injuries, says the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. This is so even though ...

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Department Of Insurance Has Investigative Subpoena Power

Missouri’s Department of Insurance can subpoena documents and records during an investigation, says the Court of Appeals’ Western District. This is true even though the governing statute does not specifically grant subpoena power or even mention the word “subpoena.” The ...

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Title Insurance Sales Hit By Higher Interest Rates

After a banner year in 1993, title insurance companies came back to earth in 1994. Business nationwide was down an average of three percent for the title companies that do business in Missouri, according to annual statements filed with the ...

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