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Trial by Jury - A Right to be Protected #Trial #Jury #Rights #MoLeg

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules…

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Does Missouri Need Tort Reform Again? #Tort #moleg #collateralsource #badlaw

Do Missouri residents need tort reform again? Under Missouri law, a “tort” is not a rich, multi-layer cake. It is a type of civil case that includes most personal injury claims. In 2015, Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 239 into law. This reinstated…

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Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Increased #Missouri #Law #Income #Wages

The state of Missouri’s minimum wage rate increased January 1, 2017, from $7.65 per hour to $7.70 per hour. The minimum wage rate had remained at $7.65 per hour for 2015 and 2016. On a forty hour work week, this is an additional $24 per month. Missouri is…

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Traveling in Icy Conditions #Icy #Roads #Winter #Driving

When traveling in icy conditions, especially with young children, it is important that you are prepared for safety. Here are six steps you should take before traveling in icy conditions: 1. Make sure that car safety seats are installed properly and that…

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Happy New Year 2017! #NewYearsEve #safety #HappyNewYear

New Year 2017 is just a few hours away, and New Year’s Eve is known for being one of the most dangerous times of the year, especially for accidents involving drunk drivers. According to the National Safety Council, the three-day period around New Year’s…

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Ounce of Prevention for the New Year #Business #Law #NewYear #Prevention

Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition, defines this quote as meaning that “a little precaution before a crisis occurs is…

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Merry Christmas 2016 #MerryChristmas

Merry Christmas! We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a great Christmas holiday. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the Poem Christmas Bells during the American Civil War on Christmas Day, 1863. Some of the words were put to music to form the Christmas…

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Contingency Fees-How They Work-Why They Are Important #attorneys #fees #Missouri #law

Contingency fees, in the words of a recent court decision, provide “access to counsel for individuals who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining representation”. Litigation is expensive and time consuming. Those injured by the negligence of another,…

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Client Spotlight: The Reading Solutions for All Learning Lab #reading #tutor #learning

Reading is a fundamental skill which is necessary to function in American society. Without the ability to read, individuals will have difficulty filling our applications or following the directions for taking prescription medications. Many jobs require…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016, Turkey Trivia and a Recipe #Thanksgiving #Turkey #Office #Closed

Happy Thanksgiving 2016! Thanksgiving remained a largely regional holiday, with each state setting its own day to celebrate, until October 3, 1863. That’s when President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a National Holiday by proclamation. 153…
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