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Real Estate: Mortgage Broker – Unauthorized Practice of Law – Unjust Enrichment

Hargis v. JLB Corporation d/b/a Golden Oak Lending (MLW No. 63109/Case No. SC91639 – 23 pages) (Missouri Supreme Court, Stith, J., for majority) (Teitelman, J., concurring in part, dissenting in part)

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The $100 crime

Solos push for harsher penalties for the unauthorized practice of law

Under state law, the unauthorized practice of law is punishable as a misdemeanor with a fine of no more than $100, giving the Missouri Attorney General's Office and local prosecutors scant incentive to pursue cases. The unauthorized practice of law should be placed under the state's Merchandising Practices Act, said solo and small firm advocate Karl Timmerman, who is renewing an effort to do just that.

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Arbitration: Unauthorized Practice Claim – Class Action Provision – Car Purchase Agreement

Ruhl v. Lee’s Summit Honda (MLW No. 59813/Case No. WD70189 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Newton, C.J.) Where a new car buyer brought an action claiming the dealer engaged in deceptive practices under the Missouri Merchandising ...

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Federal thrifts not liable for prep fees

Federal thrifts may collect document-preparation fees without violating Missouri law prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law, according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Last week’s decision doesn’t apply to all lenders – just to those regulated by the ...

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