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Consumer Law: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act-Missouri Merchandising Practices Act-Attorneys’ Fee Award

Plaintiff sued defendants for violations of the FDCPA and Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant and awarded him statutory damages and attorneys’ fees calculated under the lodestar approach. Defendants filed a late appeal, alleging ...

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Lawmakers’ 2020 tort priorities draw on past sessions’ work

Missouri State Capitol

As lawmakers returned to Jefferson City on Jan. 8, the Republican majority appeared ready to pick up where last year’s efforts to change the state’s tort laws left off. Among the bills expected to get a major push this year ...

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Appeals court ruling blocks $1.2 million judgment for nursing students

Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in the renovated Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Sept. 25 that an insurance company was not obliged to cover a $1.2 million judgment against a nursing school. Judge Philip M. Hess wrote in his opinion that while the nursing school’s ...

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