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Imprisonment Claim V. Hospital Lost When Affidavit Not Filed

A patient who sued a hospital for false imprisonment for keeping her in a psych ward still had to file a “health care” affidavit of expert opinion the same as if she had sued for medical malpractice, the Missouri Court ...

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Workers' Comp Coverage May Bar Sex Harassment Suit Against Boss

A woman sexually harassed on the job by her boss could not sue him for intentional infliction of emotional distress without first having the Workers’ Comp Commission decide whether her injury was compensable only under the Workers’ Comp Act, the ...

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Legislation To Automate State Courts Introduced

A proposal that would “automate” Missouri’s court system statewide is under consideration by the General Assembly. Under the proposal, all of the state’s courts would be tied together by computer technology under the administration of a committee appointed by the ...

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Contractor's Employee Can Sue Property Owner Despite Comp Coverage

Even though an employee of a construction contractor was “covered by” workers’ comp for an injury suffered while rehabbing a building, the employee could also sue the landowner where the work done was “inherently dangerous,” the Missouri Court of Appeals’ ...

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Supreme Court Transfers

Landowner Duty To Trespasser, `Fireman’s Rule’ Set For Review The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of six cases last month, while denying requests to transfer 54 others. Five of the transfers granted were in civil cases; one was a criminal ...

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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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