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Resoration Of Driver's License Barred By City DWI Record

A driver’s prior municipal drunk driving convictions counted the same as his state convictions in determining his eligibility to have his license reinstated under § 302.060(9) RSMo, the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. The case is Appleby v. Director ...

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Proper Trust Language Can Save Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid Trust Proper Trust Language Can Save Medicaid Eligibility George Wilson worked for many years for Van Roy and Carolyn Miller. Then Mr. Miller died, and George, although continuing to work for Mrs. Miller, began to experience the infirmities of ...

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`Empty Chair' Argument Costs Verdict When Plaintiff Not Allowed To Reply

Where a defense attorney lined up four empty chairs in front of a jury and argued they represented potential defendants absent from the trial, the plaintiffs’ attorney should have been allowed to “retaliate” by explaining that three of the “potential” ...

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High Court Holds For First Time That `SIS' Is Not A Conviction

An employee who pleaded guilty to a felony but received a suspended imposition of sentence was not “convicted” and therefore could not be fired under a provision of his employer’s personnel policy manual authorizing discharge for a felony “conviction,” the ...

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UM Coverage Exlusion For `Permissive Users' Is Upheld

An employee who was riding a bicycle when he was hit by an uninsured drunk driver was not entitled to uninsured motorist coverage even though his employer had furnished him a car with uninsured motorist insurance. The policy excluded UM ...

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`Family Courts' With Own Judges And Staff Move Closer To Reality

Independent “family courts” with their own judges, jurisdiction and administrators would be established as an arm of Missouri’s circuit courts under a bill now pending in the Missouri House of Representatives. House Bill 346, the product of a special task ...

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Husband's `Sandbagging' Strategy Wins Custody Award

Where the mother in a divorce case filed a pleading which contained allegations of child abuse and neglect by the father, the divorce court should have immediately appointed a guardian ad litem even though the father never requested a guardian ...

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State Snares Father After Support Claim Is 'Settled'

Family Law State Snares Father After Support Claim Is ‘Settled’ Father comes to you because Mother is trying to collect $10,000 of child support arrearages. You skillfully negotiate a settlement whereby Father will make a lump sum payment of $4,000 ...

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State of the Judiciary Automation Of Trial Dockets Is Sought

The state’s trial court system needs to be automated, Missouri’s Chief Justice told the state’s General Assembly January 7 in the annual State of the Judiciciary address. Chief Justice Edward D. Robertson Jr. called on legislators to pass a bill ...

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Court Says `Audiologist' May Not Testify To Cause of Hearing Loss

An expert with a Ph.D. in “audiology” was not competent to testify that the cause of an injured plaintiff’s hearing loss was excessive workplace noise caused by the defendant , the Missouri Court of Appeals has held in a case ...

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Automation Of Trial Dockets Is Sought By Chief Justice

By Bryan Hettenbach The state’s trial court system needs to be automated, Missouri’s Chief Justice told the state’s General Assembly January 7 in the annual State of the Judiciciary address. Chief Justice Edward D. Robertson Jr. called on legislators to ...

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