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Special Damages versus General Damages

“Damages” refers to the amount of money a plaintiff may be entitled to as a result of some civil wrong committed by a defendant (e.g., breach of contract, breach of trust, trespass, personal injury, etc.). “General damages” are those that flow as a natural and necessary result of the act complained of, whereas “special damages” […]

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Missouri Workers’ Compensation Terminology

One of the more maddening aspects of workers’ compensation law in Missouri is the constant acronyms and terminology that is used. The Missouri Workers’ Compensation statutes, 287.020-287.430, RSMo, are littered with terms of art and phrases that are often confusing. Consequently, it is vital if you are an individual seeking compensation for injuries suffered at […]

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