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Requiring Support Payments Directly To Child Was Error

Where a 20-year-old girl attended college, but lived with her divorced mother, a trial judge should not have ordered the girl’s father to make child support payments directly to the girl, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals ...

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'Wrongful Discharge' Heads Cases Accepted For Review

‘Wrongful Discharge’ Heads Cases Accepted For Review The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases involving the following questions: * Does an employee have a private right of action under the Child Support Enforcement Act allowing him to sue ...

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Assault With 18-Wheeler Costs Trucking Company $1.3 Million

A high-speed assault with an 18-wheeler has led to a $1.3 million jury verdict for two schoolteachers who were put in fear of their lives. The case was tried in Kansas City earlier this month. Persistence, judicial sanctions, an argument ...

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Mother's Fault Not Imputed To Dad In Suit For Death Of Child

Where a mother’s negligence contributed to the death of her daughter, but the father was not negligent, the parents had an indivisible wrongful death claim against a third party, the Southern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled. ...

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Tips On Using Mo-Law On Disk tm

[MO-LAW ON DISKTM is the name for Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s electronic law library. The library now includes Missouri Lawyers Weekly On Disk and the Missouri Revised Statutes, 1993. Here are some commonly asked questions, answers and user tips.] Q:I would ...

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Rule Harbors Trap For Filing Motion To Set Aside Default

Civil Practice Rule Harbors Trap For Filing Motion To Set Aside Default The rule says that after suffering a default judgment you can file a Motion to Set Aside “within a reasonable time not to exceed one year.” So if ...

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St. Louis Pays $4 Million For Aircraft Noise Damage

St. Louis will pay nearly $4 million to settle an inverse condemnation lawsuit brought by homeowners in Cool Valley and Ferguson who said the noise from aircraft at nearby Lambert Airport had damaged their property. The city agreed to pay ...

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Legislature Considering New Judgships, Tort Law

Proposals to expand Missouri’s judiciary, retroactively restrict sovereign immunity, enact tort reform, broaden a spouse’s right to receive maintenance and revise the workers’ compensation law are among the new issues facing members of the Missouri General Assembly. The state’s senators ...

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Disqualifying A Judge For Cause Requires Prompt Action

Judges / Ethics Disqualifying A Judge For Cause Requires Prompt Action You’ve just completed the fifth day of a seven day bench trial when you return to your office and open the mail. And there is a letter from Judge ...

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Guardsman On Training Gets State Workers' Comp Benefits

A Missouri National Guardsman who injured himself while on his annual two-week training session was an employee of the State of Missouri and covered by the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act, according to the Western District of the Missouri Court of ...

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