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Homeowner's Policy May Cover Illicit Phone Tapes

A homeowner’s policy may cover damages arising when the policyholder secretly recorded telephone conversations and then gave the tapes to relatives of the caller, according to the Court of Appeals’ Western District. The Western District said the insurance company could ...

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Woman's Efforts Cheat Effect Of Death Upon Her Joint Accounts

The estate of a woman who bought CDs and titled them jointly was entitled to the accounts against the claims of the survivors, according to the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. This is because the woman had ...

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Court Can't Review Default Loss Of A Driver's License

A drunk driver who fails to appear at a hearing on his administrative suspension cannot appeal a default judgment entered against him, according to the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. A driver who does not appear at his ...

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'That's My Divorce Decree' Doesn't Make It Admissible

Even though a woman in a paternity suit identified a copy of her Texas divorce decree which named the child as “born of the marriage” to a man other than the defendant, the document was not admissible, says the Court ...

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Court Suggests Changing Role Of Commission In Comp Cases

The Eastern District of the Court of Appeals has suggested that the legislature re-examine the role of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission in workers’ comp proceedings. The Commission has become a “reviewing entity,” according to the court. And its ...

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$1.3 Million Verdict Reversed

18-Wheeler Assault Case Heads Toward Fourth Trial The $1.3 million verdict in favor of two school teachers against the owner of a truck they claimed almost forced them off the highway has been set aside and a new trial ordered. ...

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Dad Owes Support For Son Who Leaves Home

A father with legal custody of his 15-year-old son must pay child support when the boy moves out to live with a cousin, according to the Court of Appeals’ Southern District. The court found the father “implicitly relinquished custody” to ...

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ALJ Cannot Correct Error In Comp Case After 20 Days

An ALJ has no authority to correct a clerical or typographical error in a workers’ compensation award more than 20 days after the issuance of the final award, says the Court of Appeals’ Western District. The court said the Division ...

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St. Louis Law Schools Rank High In National Survey

Faculty experts recognized St. Louis University as No. 1 in the country in health law, according to the latest survey by U.S. News and World Report. No other Missouri school cracked the top 10 in any of the seven separate ...

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'Presumed' Dad Not Absolved Despite Negative Blood Test Result

The paternity of a “presumed father” under the Uniform Parentage Act could not be questioned even in the face of a blood test showing he could not have been the biological father, says the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Eastern District. ...

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Using A 'Partitioned' Hard Drive

The adage “what goes around comes around” has again proven its timelessness and universality. Surely some of you are old enough to remember version 3.0 of DOS and its predecessors. In that world, the size of your “C” drive was ...

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