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Disputed signature keeps case out of arbitration

contract, refusal to sign

Applying a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling, the Court of Appeals Western District declined to compel arbitration for a man who claims not to have co-signed his grandson’s title loan.

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Attorneys find new work as insurers deny COVID-19 coverage

Lauren Tucker McCubbin, Reed Martens, Alex Roje, Ryan Frazier

In a rapidly emerging practice area for large and small firms alike, attorneys increasingly are counseling business owners who have been denied coverage under the “business interruption” portions of their commercial insurance policies.

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Firm doesn’t owe severance to non-retired partner

A St. Louis County circuit judge ruled Jan. 10 that Armstrong Teasdale doesn’t owe severance to a former equity partner who continued to practice law following his retirement. The ruling could mark the end of the last piece of a ...

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Missouri Supreme Court weighs unusual workers’ compensation claims

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court once again is considering at what point an injury connected somehow to the workplace becomes a work-related injury. The court heard back-to-back cases in February involving two women who sought workers’ compensation after they fell and ...

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Blind woman presents novel challenge to arbitration agreement

Missouri Supreme Court

Ordinarily, disputes regarding arbitration agreements come down to legal issues to be resolved by courts — or, as is frequently the case, by the arbitrators themselves. But a case argued before the Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 2 presents the ...

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Courtney Hayes

NONPROFIT/GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION Attorney, AG Financial Solutions Speak to Courtney Hayes for any length of time, and it’s clear what animates her personal and professional lives. “God gives grace to everybody, so I try to extend the same,” she said. “If ...

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Keith Williamson

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel Centene Corporation They say you can never go home again. For Keith Williamson, that didn’t quite turn out to be the case. Thirteen years ago, Williamson found himself in need of ...

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