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Women share tips on effective communication

Make sure to discuss your positive outcomes. Don’t get sloppy in emails or too informal in discussions. Try to meet your colleagues and clients in person. Leadership often means consensus building. A panel of four women lawyers shared those tips and others Wednesday at a St. Louis breakfast forum hosted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

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Venue by amendment argued

A judge's discretion to change the venue of a lawsuit in a Louisiana train accident was at issue Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court. In June 2007, a train owned by the Kansas City Southern Railroad Co. (headquarters pictured) slammed into a car in Louisiana. In the aftermath of the accident, an injured passenger and the family of a woman who died filed a lawsuit in Jackson County against the railway. The company is fighting a move to keep the lawsuit in Jackson County, saying venue is proper in St. Louis County, where the company’s registered agent resides.

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Three apologies, no explanation for delay

  It was a case challenging the constitutionality of workers’ compensation reform laws passed at the beginning of then-Gov. Matt Blunt’s term – politically tinged and high profile. How the Missouri Supreme Court handled the case was unusual. First, the ...

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