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Hospital Must Show Costs Are Necessary To Get Lien

Where a hospital seeking to enforce its hospital lien against the proceeds of a personal injury lawsuit failed to prove the services it rendered to its patient were reasonably necessary for treatment of the patient’s injury, the hospital was not ...

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After-Acquired Info Can Be Used To Bar Job Bias Claim In Missouri

Even if an employer discriminated when it refused to hire a woman before learning the woman had lied on her job application, after-acquired evidence of the resume fraud justified summary judgment against the woman on her sexual discrimination claim, according ...

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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: A Copyright Law Primer

By John H. Quinn III Today’s economy, in the United States and globally, places increasing importance on developing and protecting the intellectual property rights of companies and individuals. To the extent the volume of litigation and the size of the ...

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Trust Account Recordkeeping With Quicken

You could set up your trust account in Quicken as a new file, just as you would your separate household bank account or bookkeeping accounts that you maintain in connection with administration of probate estates. But because of much greater ...

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Wrongful Death Statute Said To Cover Death Of Nonviable Fetus

Where a nonviable fetus and its mother both died in an automobile accident, the father of the fetus has a right to bring suit under Missouri’s wrongful death statute against the ones who caused the death of the fetus, in ...

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Nonlawyer Attorney In Fact Not Allowed To File Lawsuit

An attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney may not sign a petition on behalf of his principals if he is not a licensed attorney, because doing so is the unauthorized practice of law, the Southern District of ...

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Clinic Not Liable For Psychologist's Sex With Patient During Therapy

Even though a psychologist engaged in sexual misconduct with a patient, the clinic he worked for was not liable to the patient on a theory of respondeat superior, because the misconduct was not psychological therapy and went beyond the scope ...

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Can't Pierce Corporate Veil To Get Work Comp Award

Where the sole officer and shareholder of a corporation allowed his workers’ compensation insurance policy to expire, and the corporation filed for bankruptcy and became insolvent, he was not personally liable on a workers comp award without a finding of ...

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Computer Hardware Price War Begins; Correction And Use Of Deposit Reports

In The News: The rumored price war in computer hardware seems to have begun with announcements of selective price reductions of 22% and 27% by Compaq and IBM, respectively. You can look for much more action in this arena as ...

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Detailed Findings For Variance From Form 14 Not Needed, Caselaw Changed

Repudiating several earlier cases, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has ruled that where evidence establishes it would be unjust or inappropriate to rely on Civil Procedure Form 14 to set child support obligations, it is not ...

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BAMSL Committee Leads In Law-Related Education

It may seem that lawyers rarely make news for positive reasons but the Law-Related Education (LRE) committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) is an exception. Ranging from mock trials for high school students to “Kids in ...

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