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New Lawyers See More Jobs With Small Firms

Despite a tight job market, officials at the state’s law schools think the prospects in Missouri are better than elsewhere. They are cautiously optimistic about the prospects in the next few years. And they say that small firms and out-state ...

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Court Orders Retroactive Use Of New Surface Water Doctrine

Where landowners’ lawsuit for a nuisance which caused flooding was tried before the law of surface water runoff changed, the case should be remanded for a new trial applying the Supreme Court’s newly – announced “rule of reasonable use,” the ...

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Boy Can Sue Landowner Under Child Labor Law

Where a boy hired by a gun club in violation of the Child Labor Law was injured on the job, he could sue the owner of land where the gun club held a shooting match, if the landowner consented to ...

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HIV Infection

Even though a patient did not suspect he was HIV-positive until more than two years after he received an infusion of tainted blood, his negligence claim against the blood supplier was barred by Missouri’s two-year statute of limitations for health ...

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Law Of Joint Physical Custody Left Unsettled

In separate opinions two panels of the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Southern District have held the presence of a specific visitation schedule in a divorce decree may and may not constitute the granting of joint physical custody. One panel held ...

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Bar Association Backing 7 Pieces Of Legislation

Missouri will establish a fund for statewide automation of the courts, if legislation endorsed by the Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors is approved. The Board has also voted to renew efforts to enact a Model Nonprofit Corporation Act, and to ...

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Tort 'Accrues' Where Conduct Occurred For Venue Purposes

Civil Practice Tort ‘Accrues’ Where Conduct Occurred For Venue Purposes You fire a gun in County A. A man drops dead in County B. Question: Where is venue in the wrongful death suit that is sure to be filed against ...

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UM Coverage Is Enforced Against Uninsured Owners

Where the owners of a jeep had liability insurance to cover their son’s negligent driving, but not their own negligence in letting him drive, the survivors of a motorcyclist killed by the son’s negligence can sue the motorcyclist’s insurance company ...

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Guardians Ad Litem Get Absolute Immunity From Civil Liability

Because guardians ad litem in child custody cases act as quasi-judicial officers, they are entitled to absolute immunity for conduct within the scope of their duties, according to the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. The court issued ...

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Public Defender System Lags Nation In Funding

“In a word, the Missouri State Public Defender system is the most poorly funded of all the state public defender systems in the country,” says a consultant’s report. The report was relied on by a task force that reported September ...

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Jury Trial Preparation Aided By Focus Groups

You think you have a good case. The law is on your side and you believe the facts are, too. But it’s a tough case to prove. How can you make the jury more receptive to your evidence? Jury persuasion ...

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