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Vehicle not exempt from coverage

Truck drivers who lease the vehicle they operate are not exempt from coverage under the Missouri workers’ compensation statutes, ruled the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, clarifying the issue of who is covered by workers’ compensation insurance. The question ...

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Law Day event announced

The Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association (ABA) Division for Public Education will commemorate Law Day with a panel discussion on “Representing the American Lawyer as Citizen.” The event will be held at the Library from 4:45 ...

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Court finds jury award excessive

An overzealous jury award exceeded a reasonable amount supported by the evidence, found the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, leaving the owners of a shoddily built house to decide whether they want to give some of their award money ...

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Gift registry has a new look

There was a time when the concept of a wedding gift registry was left exclusively to high dollar department stores and spurred little interest to anyone but the bride and her friends. But statistics show that more couples are not ...

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Dispatch testimony was hearsay

Officer testimony describing a DWI suspect as “slumped over the wheel” should not have been admitted in court because it was hearsay, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District ruled in a reversed and remanded decision. In State ...

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Affordable housing promoted

An announcement last week that the Department of Housing and Urban Development intends to roll out a new financial incentive intended to encourage state and local governments to remove ordinances and zoning policies that restrict development of affordable homes was ...

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