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Microsoft Acquires Quicken; How To Address Envelopes With WordPerfect

The biggest (in terms of dollars) news in the computer world last week was Microsoft’s acquisition of Intuit, makers of Quicken and TurboTax. The price paid was $1.5 billion, big news indeed. At the same time, Mr. William Gates (of ...

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Bar-Related Title Company Is Proposed For Missouri

Should Missouri lawyers form a bar-related title insurance company? An Illinois firm with 30 years of experience in the field has been touring the state to promote the concept. Officials of Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) tout the bar-related ...

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Vignettes Of Juries In Action

The Jury by Stephen J. Adler provides six vignettes of juries in action. Adler, who is the legal editor of The Wall Street Journal, attempts to tell us in each case how the jurors saw the case and how they ...

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Parties Can't Make Polygraph Test Admissible In Civil Case

Results of five polygraph examinations may not be used as evidence in a child custody dispute, even though the bickering parents stipulated to the admissibility of the test results before taking the examinations, the Western District of the Missouri Court ...

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Due Diligence Requirement Is Eliminated From Savings Statute

You file a lawsuit for personal injury days before the limitations period expires; however, you fail to obtain service and your suit is dismissed for failure to prosecute. Then you learn the precise whereabouts of the defendant and file again, ...

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Missouri Lawyers' Top 10 Ethics Questions

What do most lawyers want to know when they call the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel for guidance on ethical problems? While most inquiries are fact-specific, the following are the ten most common questions according to staff counsel Sara G. ...

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'Savings Statute' Applies Only To Missouri Actions

Even though a couple filed a personal injury lawsuit in Missouri less than one year after the dismissal of their Kansas lawsuit for the same injuries, the couple’s claim was barred because they did not file suit in Missouri until ...

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Separate Auto Liability Policies For Two Cars Must Be Stacked

Where a policyholder maintains liability coverage on both of his vehicles, public policy mandates the stacking of the liability coverages from the two policies, at least up to the statutory minimum limits, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of ...

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$1.2 Million Verdict Against City For Domestic Violence Policy Falls

Even though the City of Columbia failed to arrest an enraged husband who repeatedly harassed and abused his wife and threatened to kill her or someone in her family before he raped the wife and killed her mother, a $1.2 ...

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Using Quicken Trust Account Reports

Two bits of news: Microsoft has given an official name to the new version of Windows: WINDOWS 95. Publication is currently scheduled for the first quarter of next year. You may also have noticed that William Gates, the founder and ...

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Research Box: 'Savings Statute'

A page one story in this issue deals with Missouri’s ‘Savings Statute,’ § 516.230 (RSMo 1986). Following are some other cases that have been reported in Missouri Lawyers Weekly since January 1, 1990, dealing with this same statute. Statute Of ...

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