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Law of the Case, Relitigation

Factual and legal findings of a trial court are hard to overturn. At the trial level re-litigation of pre-determined factual and legal issues is generally impermissible.┬áSee Shahan v. Shahan, 988 S.W.2d 529, 533 (Mo. 1999) (the “law of the case” doctrine governs successive adjudications involving the same issues and facts); Oldaker v. Peters, 869 S.W.2d […]

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Appeals Attorney

A lot of attorneys don’t handle appellate practice. It requires excellent writing skills and sometimes oral argument in front of appellate judges (no juries), who are extremely well-versed in the law and will have no problem asking probing questions to explore weaknesses in an argument. The procedural guidelines are also much more strict. It’s not […]

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