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Contract Writings: Statute of Frauds Waiver

The Statute of Frauds requires that certain contracts be in writing to be enforceable or entertained. Generally, the Statute of Frauds in Missouri applies to (1) agreements not to be performed within a year, (2) contracts involving land, and (3) marriage. Section 432.010, RSMo. There are a few ways to circumvent the writing requirement, such […]

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Missouri Breach of Contract, Promissory Note

What’s the difference between contracts and promissory notes? A promissory note is a promise to pay a fixed amount of money at a set time. The promissory note is often “for services rendered.” Promissory notes are a product of statute.  In Missouri, the primary statutory section addressing the requirements for promissory notes (and other negotiable […]

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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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Saint Louis, Missouri Breach of Contract

Contracts play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. They also result in quite a bit of legal disputes and litigation. Indeed, breach of contract claims are heard just about daily in Saint Louis County and Saint Louis City courts. One of the easiest ways to avoid contract disputes is to, first and foremost, have […]

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