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Doc's Absence From 'Residence' Tolls Statute Of Limitations

A doctor whose “usual place of abode” was in Missouri when he performed a surgery in 1982 was a Missouri resident, even if Missouri wasn’t his domicile, the Eastern District of the Court of Appeals has ruled, so when he ...

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Appellate Court Blasts Use Of Masters In Custody Cases

Masters should only be appointed in the most exceptional child custody cases, because observing the demeanor and credibility of witnesses is a task too important for the court to delegate, according to the Western District of the Missouri Court of ...

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New Health Insurance Payment Orders Boon To Custodial Parents

A new federal statute gives custodial parents a procedure for collecting health insurance payments directly from the non-custodial parent’s health insurance company. It’s done with a qualified medical child support order, or QMCSO. Missouri domestic relations lawyers believe the statute ...

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Work On Owner's Dune Buggy Not Insured 'Garage Operation'

A garage owner who insured only non-owned autos on his garage liability policy had no insurance to cover injuries to others which resulted from his negligent welding of his own dune buggy in his own garage, the Eastern District of ...

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Form 14 Modified By Supreme Court

Missouri’s Supreme Court has ordered changes in Civil Procedure Form No. 14, which is the basic tool for determining the amount of child support that non-custodial parents must pay. The court’s order was issued November 23, and becomes effective April ...

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Aggregation Of Misdemeanors Is Limited To Single Felony

When a defendant commits numerous misdemeanor thefts as part of one scheme or course of conduct, the state can aggregate the amounts stolen to charge a single felony offense, but the prosecutor may not aggregate different groups of the misdemeanors ...

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Dismissal Of 'Bad Faith' Bankruptcy Is Approved

A “perpetual medical student” with over $400,000 in debts, but no plans to work, had no right to bankruptcy protection, and his bankruptcy petition should be dismissed for bad faith filing, the U.S. District Court for the Western District has ...

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Faulty Decree Impairs Wife's Collection Of Maintenance

Domestic Relations Faulty Decree Impairs Wife’s Collection Of Maintenance Your new client, Mary Maintenance, walks in the door. Ten years ago at the time of her divorce her husband, Larry Loophole Maintenance, signed a separation agreement promising to pay her ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

UM And UIM Cases Top List Set For Review By High Court The Missouri Supreme Court will review two cases asking whether policyholders can sue their insurance company under the uninsured and underinsured motorist provisions of auto insurance policies before ...

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Preconception Tort Claims Now Allowed In Missouri

Missouri now recognizes preconception torts, the supreme court has ruled, so a boy injured by the misrecording of the results of lab tests on his mother’s blood more than two years before the boy was conceived can sue for his ...

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Deathtrap: Dead Dentist Meets Duty Not To Compete

Contracts Deathtrap: Dead Dentist Meets Duty Not To Compete Here’s the case of the dead dentist whose estate collected $200,000 for the deceased’s “performance” of his non-compete agreement. Two dentists, Young Dentist and Old Dentist, entered two agreements. Under the ...

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