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Wills For Husband And Wife May Create Ethical Problems

Suppose you have represented a woman on several matters over a period of years. She asks you to prepare her will, and one for her husband, whom you have not met, so you set an appointment. In your first meeting, ...

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Practice Tip

Legal Malpractice Failure To Put On Affirmative Defense Evidence Costly To Lawyer If you’ve got a defense, put it on. Don’t hold off waiting for what you believe is a better opportunity; you may lose control of the case and ...

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UM Policies On Trade-In Cars Stacked; Consortium Claim Is Covered Separately

Where an auto policyholder drove a newly-purchased truck home before he completely transferred either of two trade-in cars to a car dealer, the truck was an “additional” insured vehicle, so the policyholder could stack his uninsured motorist coverage on all ...

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Licensing Board's Investigation Protected By Work Product Rule

Interrogatories from a pharmacist which asked the State Board of Pharmacy to tell how the Board went about its investigation in a disciplinary proceeding do not have to be answered, because they ask for the production of protected work product, ...

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Trail Reports

Denial Of Building Permits – “Accessory Use” – “Nonconforming Use” Type of Action: Petition for review of Board of Adjustment decision Court/Case #/Date: Boone County Circuit Court/92CC-049248/Aug.23, 1993 Caption: Medusa Aggregates v. City of Columbia v. Parkade Neighborhood Associates Judge ...

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Copyrights, User Charges Sought For State Statutes

The Joint Committee on Legislative Research has voted unanimously to seek federal copyrights and to impose user charges or license fees for access to the statutes of the State of Missouri, and possibly to the state’s court cases, rules and ...

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Oral Contract To Sell Land Is Ordered To Be Performed

Where sellers of a residence on a clear and definite oral agreement allowed their buyer to live in the house, make payments for 19 years, make improvements to the property and pay taxes, insurance and upkeep, the sellers had to ...

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Practice Tip

Civil Practice Million Dollar Problem Solved By Exceptions To Usual Law The artful use of exceptions to black-letter law on the statute of frauds and agency can lead to good results. The key is to spot the situations where the ...

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Homestead Exemption Extends To Contract For Deed Interest

Where Chapter 13 debtors were buying a home on a contract for deed, and did not have a fee simple title, they could still claim Missouri’s homestead exemption for the property, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri ...

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Child Support Cut When Wife Forces Dad From Job

Where a wife’s salary from her family’s business nearly doubled right after her divorce, and her husband’s income plummeted after wife’s actions made his continued employment by the same company “untenable,” the husband’s child support could be reduced within eight ...

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Lawyers Weekly Awarded Bid To Distribute Statutes On Disk

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has been named the exclusive distributor of the revised statutes of Missouri in electronic form. The bid was awarded September 15 by the Joint Committee on Legislative Research. Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s bid was chosen over those submitted ...

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