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Cy pres arguments fail to overturn $39.55M class settlement

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The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $39.55 million class action settlement with Monsanto in Missouri federal court. But an attorney for an objector said he would seek further review.

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Arbitrator awards damages for faulty farm buildings

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A Newton County farmer has been awarded more than $600,000 in damages through arbitration in a dispute over the construction of several houses for the raising of chickens. 

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When to use an outside investigator

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When issues of workplace misconduct arise, companies should be careful to provide a thorough and impartial investigation.

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How operating agreements can solve debt/equity disputes

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This article will describe why the difference between loans and capital contributions matters, how courts distinguish between them and how a good operating agreement can forestall disputes.

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