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Faulty Service Letter Results In Exemplary Damages Award

Where an employer responded to its former salesman’s request for a service letter by providing a letter, but omitting any statement as to the cause of the salesman’s termination, the salesman made a submissible claim for punitive damages under Missouri’s ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

Work Comp, Civil Practice Cases Are Taken For Review The Missouri Supreme Court has granted transfer, or otherwise acted, in cases involving the following questions: * Does an administrative law judge have authority to make findings of fact that conflict ...

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By Sheldon Grand

At the end of the last episode our hero was torn between using a menu constructed with the DOS command CHOICE, and using one of the Shell menus that come free with DOS and with WordPerfect SixO, or one of ...

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After-Acquired Evidence Can Be Used To Defend Discriminatory Firing Case

Where an employer fired an employee before learning that the employee had falsified his employment application, the after-acquired evidence could bar any recovery by the employee on his claim for discriminatory discharge, the Eighth Circuit of the United States Court ...

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Large Firms 'Re-Engineering' To Maintain Competitive Edge

Most of the country’s largest law firms have taken steps to “re-engineer” the way they operate, in order to remain competitive. Three-fourths of the firms responding to a national survey said they had “re-engineered” their offices. Providing better service to ...

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Maximizing Computer Speed And Accuracy

From time to time I have shared with you my thoughts on the methods of getting the most speed and accuracy out of your computer. I think it would be helpful to draw all of these together. My present computer ...

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State-Employed Doctor Subject To Subpoena In Bankruptcy Case

Where the debtor in a bankruptcy case subpoenaed a state-employed doctor to testify about his earlier examination of the debtor in an unrelated case, the doctor’s motion to quash the subpoena was denied despite the State of Missouri’s internal policy ...

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Notice Not Required When 'FAIR' Plan Policy Expires

Even though the facility which operates the Missouri FAIR plan did not send policyholders a notice of nonrenewal of their hazard insurance policies before the end of the one-year policy term, the FAIR plan was not liable for fire losses ...

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Supplier Of Part Is Not Liable For End Product

An electric supply company that sold non-defective parts for use in a lakeside tram operation can not be held liable for failing to design and include an independent safety mechanism, the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Southern District has ruled in ...

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Investors' Claim Accrues As Loss Becomes Known

Where clients of a financial planner were incapable of ascertaining that they had been damaged by following the planner’s investment advice until another agent told them their investments were worthless, the statute of limitations on the clients’ claim against the ...

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UPA Clause Bars Paternity Suit In URESA Proceeding

Where a child had a “presumed father,” under the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA), and the presumption was not rebutted before the child was five years old, a proceeding under the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Law (URESA) to establish another ...

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