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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. See 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…

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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