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Author Archives: MO Lawyers Media Staff

Commentary: Antiquated foreclosure laws need update

A more judicious and just approach would be mindful that in non-judicial foreclosure states such as Missouri, a party vested with the considerable power of foreclosure without judicial oversight must demonstrate strict compliance with all of its legal obligations, including proof of standing.

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Up & Coming award winners named

The Class of 2011 has been selected by a panel that included former Up & Coming award winners James Hacking III of the Hacking Law Practice in Webster Groves and Neil Chanter of Strong Garner and Bauer in Springfield as well as Judges Kenneth Garrett and J. Miles Sweeney and Missouri Lawyers Weekly Editor Richard Jackoway.

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Lawyers rally behind tornado victims

As the residents of Joplin began the long process of digging out from the deadliest tornado in more than 50 years, help came in the form of neighbors helping neighbors and from all parts of the state. Some lawyers here, like Brad Barton, were both the givers and recipients of help. Barton’s office is now a heap of insulation, wood and aluminum. Anybody driving by can see a wooden desk inside the destruction and toppled leather chairs. A filing cabinet with a missing drawer cover stands several feet away. Court filings, drenched form the tornado and the following storms, are left exposed in the cabinet.

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