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New Trial Lost When Points In Memo Were Not In Motion

Civil Practice New Trial Lost When Points In Memo Were Not In Motion A Motion For New Trial and the memorandum supporting it are not necessarily the same thing. And if you want your point to count, it had better ...

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly On Disk Offers Computerized Legal Research

Missouri Lawyers Weekly On Disk, the new desktop data base for legal research which was demonstrated at the Missouri Bar Convention last August, is now on the market, said publisher Milton Garber. A subscription includes a whole year of all ...

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Assignment Makes Maintenance Dischargeable In Bankruptcy

Where a wife assigned her right to receive maintenance and attorney’s fees under a divorce decree to her lawyer, the assignment made the unpaid installments dischargeable when her husband filed for bankruptcy. The unpaid maintenance remained dischargeable even though the ...

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Plat Restrictions Locked Into Place For 25 Years

Where a developer recorded restrictive covenants on a subdivision and provided that these were to run with the land for 25 years “except as otherwise provided herein, after which time said covenants” could be amended, the developer’s attempt to amend ...

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Supreme Court Will Review Pre-Conception Tort Action

The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of four cases last month, while denying requests to transfer 43 others. Three of the transfers granted were in civil cases; one was a criminal case. The Supreme Court also handed down original written ...

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High Court Announces New Test For Deciding Summary Judgments

Motions for summary judgment should no longer be denied by trial courts just because there is “the slightest doubt” as to a material fact, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in a comprehensive decision that seeks to clarify and explain ...

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When Can You Submit Case On Inconsistent Theories?

Civil Procedure When Can You Submit Case On Inconsistent Theories? Your client has for more than ten years been using a road across his neighbor’s land to reach his home in Sleepy Hollow Subdivision. Now the neighbor has barricaded the ...

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Workers' Comp Coverage Expanded To Include 'Idiopathic' Injury Claims

Reversing 20 years of case law, the Missouri Supreme Court has held that a worker injured on the job when a sudden “dizzy spell” caused him to fall off a truck platform was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even though ...

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Savings In Costs, Time And Privacy Propel ADR

The utilization of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Missouri is growing. “It’s like that little train. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…,” says Bill Wear, Jr., a Springfield attorney. All indications are that the ...

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New Local Rule To Speed Criminal Dockets In 30th Judicial Circuit

Dear Editor: The 30th Judicial Circuit, serving Benton, Dallas, Hickory, Polk and Webster Counties, is trying a new rule to help move the criminal docket which might be of interest to your readers. The 30th Circuit was the first to ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Extends Application Of Soldiers' Act

A buyer of real estate at a tax sale should beware that the previous owner may have an unlimited period to “redeem” the property if that owner was a member of the military, under a new ruling by the U.S. ...

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