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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Missouri Divorce Attorney/Lawyer

In Missouri, Courts grant a divorce if a marriage is irretrievably broken. As a practical matter, parties in a divorce proceeding are usually in agreement as to this point, turning instead to the finer details that are involved in equitable distributing property and debts, while also (when necessary) trying to reach some common ground on […]

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Missouri Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Trade Secret Attorney/Lawyer

In Missouri, non-compete agreements are valid only if they are carefully restricted because they are restraints on trade and commerce . More precisely, at the core of non-compete law, a Court will examine whether an employer’s interest in protecting internal information/trade secrets/confidential information is carefully restricted. It is impossible to say categorically when a given […]

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Attorney/Lawyer Free Consultations

Contact us for a free consultation in the following practice areas: Business Law Attorney Family Law Attorney Traffic Attorney Criminal Law Attorney Constitutional Law Attorney Estate Planning Attorney  

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How to Appeal your Case in Missouri

Whether it is a civil or criminal matter, a party may appeal from a judgment or order by filing with the trial court a notice of appeal within 10 days after the judgment/order becomes final.  A judgment becomes “final” when a writing signed by a judge and denominated “judgment” or “decree” is filed. A final […]

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Obama, White House, Religion & Mandatory Health Coverage For Contraception

The Obama administration is under assault for requiring insurance companies to broaden coverage of women’s preventive health services to where insurers will have to cover certain contraception methods and procedures. Christian leaders and many other in the country have decried the requirement as impermissible and even unconstitutional. So, what’s the constitutionality of the President’s move? […]

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Fraud: Intentional Misrepresentation & Negligent Misrepresentation

We hear all the time (and I especially hear it often as an attorney) that so and so defrauded me and that he/she should be thrown in jail and fined for their transgressions. Fraud is a heavy word and it requires strict proof from a legal perspective, both procedurally and substantively. Fraud in Missouri is […]

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Challenging Missouri Search and/or Seizure Warrant

Under Missouri law, an police officer may apply for a search warrant. Section 542-276, RSMo, sets forth the required elements for the application: (1) Be in writing; (2) State the time and date of the making of the application; (3) Identify the property, article, material, substance or person which is to be searched for and […]

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Civil Liability: Missouri Securities Violations

In securities fraud cases, there is always going to be a victim who suffers from the wrongdoer’s illegal securities transactions. Under Missouri law, that victim generally has a private cause of action. Pursuant to RSMo 409.5-509(b)(1), the victim (i.e., now a plaintiff ) may seek a remedy at law for money damages to cover compensatory […]

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