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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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Med Mal Judgment For 'Egregious' Acts Not Discharged In Bankruptcy

Where a series of egregious mistakes by a doctor led to the amputation of his patient’s leg and eventually to a malpractice judgment against the doctor, the judgment was nondischargeable in bankruptcy, according to the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern ...

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Use Of Joint Custody Is On Uptrend In Missouri

Joint legal custody arrangements have become the rule, rather than the exception, in divorce cases in mid-Missouri, according to Jefferson City attorney Lori J. Levine. “If you have two fit parents who are capable of putting aside their differences, there ...

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New Procedure Available To Attack Prior DWI Conviction

Driver’s License New Procedure Available To Attack Prior DWI Conviction Your client has three drunken driving convictions. He has completed a one-year revocation of license; however, he is still facing the denial of a new license for ten years under ...

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