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Preview: Mo Bar Annual Meeting

Speeches by Clarence Thomas and Ann K. Covington, the presentation of 45 educational programs, and tours of the St. Louis Science Center will highlight the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Missouri Bar. Bar officials said helping lawyers make the most ...

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Subrogation Claim Of Employer Limited In Wrongful Death Case

Where the husband of a woman killed on the job received a workers’ compensation award and then joined with his six children to sue third parties for his wife’s wrongful death, the wife’s employer was subrogated to the rights of ...

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Value Of Title Insurance Boosted By Recent Case

The importance of title insurance rose dramatically two weeks ago, according to real estate attorneys around the state. The cause of the rise was a decision of the Western District Court of Appeals holding that a judgment transcripted from another ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of eight cases in August, but denied requests for the transfer of 71 others. Six of the transfers were granted in civil cases; two were in criminal cases. In addition, one criminal case was ...

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Trial Reports

Auto Accident Type of Action: Personal injury Type of Injuries: Dislocated jaw, numb tongue and subtle brain dysfunction Court/Case #/Date: Christian County Circuit Court/CV192-328CC/July 7-9 Caption: Johnson v. Moody Judge or Jury Case: Jury Name of Judge: Judge James L. ...

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Bar Dues May Rise $30

All members of the Missouri Bar will face an increase in annual bar dues, if a resolution proposed by the Bar’s Board of Governors is approved. The Board of Governors tentatively resolved to increase the 1994 fees by thirty dollars ...

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'Household' Exclusion Covers Duty To Defend

Where a father drove negligently and caused his own death and his wife’s death, his auto insurance company had no duty to defend the wrongful death claim brought by the couple’s two children, according to the Court of Appeals’ Southern ...

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Practice Tip

Civil Practice Dismissing Case Twice Without Prejudice Not Barred By Rule Rule 67.01 says that if you file an action, voluntarily dismiss it, then file it again, you can dismiss it again without prejudice only if you file a consent ...

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Fellow Employee Policy Exclusion Is Held Valid

Where a passenger in the back of a pickup driven by a fellow employee was injured because of the driver’s negligence, the passenger could not collect from his employer’s insurance company because of the fellow employee exclusion clause and the ...

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'Next Friend' Mandatory In Action Under Paternity Law

A “Next Friend” must be appointed for a child in an suit under the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) even though the act says the child “may” be represented by a next friend, according to an opinion handed down August 17 ...

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Defamation Law Changed By Supreme Court Ruling

Where a college vice-president told news reporters that an academic evaluator was homosexual, adulterous, unchaste and had abused her position with the state, the evaluator could sue without regard to the historic distinction between defamation per se and defamation per ...

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