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Due Diligence Requirement Is Eliminated From Savings Statute

Civil Practice Due Diligence Requirement Is Eliminated From Savings Statute You file a lawsuit for personal injury days before the limitations period expires; however, you fail to obtain service and your suit is dismissed for failure to prosecute. Then you ...

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Waiving Winning Defense Proves All Too Easy For The Unwary

Civil Practice Waiving Winning Defense Proves All Too Easy For The Unwary Entering a “special appearance” to contest personal jurisdiction is not an anachronism; it’s something you had better remember to do when required. And in certain situations it’s not ...

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Courts Act To Clear Backlogs

Emergency measures will be used to clear the 4,000-case backlog on the domestic docket of the Jackson County Circuit Court. In February, eight additional judges will join the three now handling domestic matters, according to Presiding Judge Lee E. Wells. ...

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Circuit Judges Endorse Family Courts

Judges across Missouri have tried the new family court, and they like it. The judges believe their circuits will benefit from the new law, and they are moving rapidly to implement it. “Absolutely, I do think the family court will ...

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4,000 Trucks On One Policy But Only One UM Recovery

Your client gets clobbered on the highway by another vehicle, the truck she is riding in overturns, and she is seriously injured. The other driver was clearly at fault and you can prove substantial damages. Unfortunately, the other driver was ...

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Homeowner's Policy Won't Cover Car Explosion Claim

Where a homeowner tried to start his car by pouring gasoline into the carburetor, he was performing “maintenance,” and injuries caused by the resulting explosion were excluded from the coverage of his homeowner’s insurance policy, the Eastern District of the ...

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A Conversation With The Chief Justice

(Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently had an opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging conversation with Chief Justice Ann Covington of the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice Covington has been on the Missouri Supreme Court slightly less than five years and previously ...

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Doc's Absence From 'Residence' Tolls Statute Of Limitations

A doctor whose “usual place of abode” was in Missouri when he performed a surgery in 1982 was a Missouri resident, even if Missouri wasn’t his domicile, the Eastern District of the Court of Appeals has ruled, so when he ...

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Appellate Court Blasts Use Of Masters In Custody Cases

Masters should only be appointed in the most exceptional child custody cases, because observing the demeanor and credibility of witnesses is a task too important for the court to delegate, according to the Western District of the Missouri Court of ...

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New Health Insurance Payment Orders Boon To Custodial Parents

A new federal statute gives custodial parents a procedure for collecting health insurance payments directly from the non-custodial parent’s health insurance company. It’s done with a qualified medical child support order, or QMCSO. Missouri domestic relations lawyers believe the statute ...

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Work On Owner's Dune Buggy Not Insured 'Garage Operation'

A garage owner who insured only non-owned autos on his garage liability policy had no insurance to cover injuries to others which resulted from his negligent welding of his own dune buggy in his own garage, the Eastern District of ...

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