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Exception To General Rule

A wife can appeal an award of limited maintenance even though she accepted the benefit of the trial court’s division of property when she purchased assets at a court-ordered sale, the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. The wife, however, ...

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Author Replies To Lawyer's Attack

To The Editor: In his recent letter, Louis Basso charges that your decision to publish my article “Country Justice in Mid-Missouri” was “irresponsible,” insinuates that we somehow violated “the sanctity of the jury process,” and suggests that Lawyers Weekly should ...

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Legislative Highlights

Governor Mel Carnahan signed 189 of the 195 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly in the last legislative session. New laws will affect many areas including business organization, child custody, support and visitation, workers’ compensation, criminal law, real estate ...

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Practice Tip

Contract Courts Split: Contract Suit Permitted In West, Not East Your client is a subcontractor who has not been paid for his work. He wants you to sue the general contractor who should have paid him. Several months ago, however, ...

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Court Strikes Down Limit On UM Policy

A police officer who was dragged by the car of a fleeing suspect may recover for his injuries under his auto insurance policy, regardless of policy provisions designed to limit his uninsured motorist coverage to injuries resulting from “accidents,” the ...

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Volunteer Lawyers To Help Flood Victims In Missouri

Volunteer lawyers will be among the teams of professionals providing emergency services to flood victims, according to The Missouri Bar Association. The bar association is organizing a project to provide free legal assistance at government disaster application centers. “As the ...

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Guardian Can Withhold Medical Care For Ward

A guardian whose petition for authority to consent to a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order had been denied by the probate court, has statutory authority, without the need to seek court approval, to consent to the entry of the DNR ...

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"The Business Form Of Choice"

A new business entity, the Limited Liability Corporation, will allow Missouri small-business owners to run the corner store without a board of directors, without officers or annual meetings, and without personal liability even if they participate in management. And that’s ...

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Decision To Publish Juror's Story Called 'Irresponsible'

To The Editor: Your decision to publish Professor John Langton’s harangue on “Country Justice” in your June 21, 1993 issue was irresponsible. As I am sure you are well aware, Missouri Courts have always protected the sanctity of the jury ...

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New Product: WordPerfect 6.0

After about a year of my trumpeting its appearance, WordPerfect Version 6.0 for DOS has arrived. It is a powerful program that will do many things helpful to “legal persons,” and some things that will be of no concern in ...

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'Stacking' Of UIM Coverage Allowed Under Kansas Policy

Where a Kansas automobile insurance policy provided for payment of underinsured motorist benefits “subject to the law of the state of the occurrence,” Missouri residents injured in an accident in Missouri could “stack” the underinsured motorist coverage of their father’s ...

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