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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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New Instructions Are Adopted For Jury Trials In Criminal Cases

The Missouri Supreme Court has approved and adopted new criminal jury instructions for use in the penalty phase of first degree murder trials. The changes affect three verdict forms and the instructions or notes on use for 15 other instructions ...

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State's Largest Legal Malpractice Judgment Is Reversed On Appeal

A woman’s $2.4 million legal malpractice judgment (after remittitur from $6.8 million) against a St. Louis lawyer for negligence in settling her divorce case has been reversed by the Eastern District of the Court of Appeals and remanded for a ...

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Missouri Bar Proposes Rule For Sale Of A Law Practice

The Missouri Bar Association’s Board of Governors voted July 22 to recommend to the Supreme Court the adoption of a new rule regulating the sale of a law practice. Under the proposed rule, a lawyer or law firm could sell ...

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