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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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Company Slammed For $8 Million After Refusal To Settle For $25,000

The stubborn refusal of a self-insured car rental company to pay $25,000 to settle a wrongful death claim has led to a judgment of more that $8 million for breach of contract and bad faith. The case began with a ...

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Deposition Of Trial Judge Not Admissible In Bankruptcy Case

The deposition of a divorce judge, even though voluntarily given, was not admissible in bankruptcy court as evidence of the judge’s intent with respect to the dischargeability of an attorney’s fee award. Judge Arthur B. Federman handed down his decision ...

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Reach Of Med Records Form Limited To Current Injury

Where a worker hurt his back and legs in an on-the-job accident, his employer and its insurance company could not use Division of Workers’ Compensation Form 43 to obtain copies of medical records pertaining to treatment of the worker’s prior ...

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'No Horseplay' Policy Not A Defense To Comp Claim

A lumber yard worker who repeatedly taunted a co-worker with a board until the co-worker flung it back and broke the worker’s nose was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, even though he was aware of his employer’s written policy prohibiting ...

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MoBar Presidents Image Of Profession

An emphasis on professionalism and efforts to improve the image of the legal profession were the Missouri Bar’s most important accomplishments in the past year, according to Dudley McCarter of St. Louis, the Bar’s outgoing president. Ron Mitchell of Joplin, ...

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Second Injury Fund Owes Death Benefits To Widow

Where a worker who was employed by a company with no workers’ compensation insurance was killed in an on-the-job accident, the Second Injury Fund had a duty to pay not only the funeral expenses, but also a death benefit to ...

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