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Federal Judges Blow Their Stacks Over Boilerplate Objections

USA - March 27 2017 A little less than two weeks apart, two federal judges emphatically let practitioners in their districts know how much they despise boilerplate

Aviation safety: public protection vs. patient confidentiality

USA - August 31 2015 Since Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Flight 4U9525 into the French Alps on March 24, 2015, killing himself and all 149 others

Forum Non Conveniens - When Home Isn't Always Convenient

USA - July 5 2016 In civil litigation, the practice of “forum shopping” refers to the deliberate examination of multiple courts or jurisdictions in order to file or

When Plaintiff's Counsel Wants to Speak with Your Former Manager

USA - March 3 2016 We are often asked by clients if there is anything they can do to keep Plaintiff's counsel from speaking with managers who are no longer with the

Burden of proof in retaliation cases

USA - March 20 2013 If you, like me, get to read a number of employment law blogs from around the country, you have undoubtedly noticed the great fanfare accorded the U

Community Banks Press On in Fight for Regulation Reform

USA - April 5 2017 One of the more compelling, but sometimes unheeded, arguments against heavy banking regulations is the plight of the community bank. The expense and

The Daubert Standard - Coming Soon to a Missouri Court Near You

USA - March 31 2017 Earlier this week, Governor Eric Greitens signed Missouri HB 153 into law. HB 153, which supplants Missouri’s existing expert witness standard with

Federal Judges Blow Their Stacks Over Boilerplate Objections

USA - March 27 2017 A little less than two weeks apart, two federal judges emphatically let practitioners in their districts know how much they despise boilerplate

Employees: Yes, You Can Owe Duties To Your Co-Employees

USA - March 22 2017 In Bierman v. Violette,the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District, reestablished that yes, employees, you may owe duties to your

Rule 55.27(a) Means What It Says: Summary Judgment Rules Apply to Motions to Dismiss That Rely on Matters Outside of the Pleadings

USA - March 14 2017 In Schnurbusch v. West Plains Regional Animal Shelter et al., after a trial court had dismissed a case for failure to state a claim, the Court of