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Treating Doctor's Report Held To Be Discoverable

An injured driver who obtained a copy of the other driver’s independent medical examination report had a duty to provide the other driver with a copy of a medical report prepared by his own treating physician, even though the doctor ...

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Duties Of Creditors Eased When Reviving Judgments

Where a motion to revive judgment was filed within 10 years after entry of the original judgment, the judgment creditor was entitled to revival of the judgment, even though the court’s order to show cause was not filed and served ...

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Too Soon To Say If Killer's Home Policy Covers Victims

Even though a policyholder was convicted on four counts of capital murder and his homeowner’s insurance policy excluded coverage for intentional acts, the insurance company was not entitled to a summary judgment declaring there was no coverage for injuries to ...

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Supreme Court To Decide Effect Of 'BAC 'Conviction

Even though a driver with two prior driving while intoxicated convictions was convicted of driving with excessive blood alcohol content, the BAC offense was not a conviction “relating to driving while intoxicated,” and the trial court erred when it affirmed ...

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Joint Tenant's Creditors Cannot Garnish Account Funded By Other Tenant

Where two brothers owned a certificate of deposit as joint tenants, the judgment creditors of one brother had no right to garnish the account, if all of the funds used to purchase the CD were contributed by his younger brother, ...

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Computer News, Comment, And Rumor

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program to bring you news, comment, and rumor. News: Microsoft Corporation is in the process of re-writing its Windows operating system, and the job should be complete around the end of the year. People who ...

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Opinion Changed

Fees Of Special Prosecutor Are Taxable As Costs Fees of a special prosecuting attorney are taxable as costs and may be assessed against the defendant in a criminal case after all, the Southern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals ...

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Partner Liability May Be Limited By Proposed Law

Proposed legislation that could eliminate the joint and several liability of one partner for the wrongful acts of another partner has an excellent chance of passing in next year’s legislative session, according to Senator Harry Wiggins of Kansas City. The ...

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State-Backed Insurance Company Will Sell Workers' Comp Coverage

Missouri has joined 26 other states with the establishment of a state-backed mutual insurance company to sell workers’ compensation coverage. Dennis Smith, a Springfield insurance agent and state legislator took the helm May 18 as the first chief executive officer ...

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Children Have No Right To Intervene In Contempt Action Between Parents

Even though three minor children feared they would be taken from their mother and placed in the custody of the Division of Family Services if their father succeeded on his motion to hold the mother in contempt, the children had ...

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Probate Intervention OK'd For State Advocacy Service

Where a conservator sought probate court approval to sell real estate belonging to his developmentally disabled protectee, a public advocacy corporation had the right to intervene in the case to oppose the court’s order to sell the property, the Western ...

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