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Missouri 2017 Tort Reform Brings Significant Changes to Civil Litigation

USA - July 6 2017 Although the 2017 session of the Missouri legislature was not geared to comprehensive tort reform, several key bills were passed that will bring

Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Reform is Sweeping into Missouri

USA - May 5 2017 As practitioners and insurers doing business in Missouri know, this is one of the most insurer-hostile jurisdictions in the country. Missouri

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

FDA - Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

USA - June 5 2017 It seems almost impossible in today’s world to escape our dependence on technology. From the minute we wake-up in the morning, we access news reports

“Jurisdictional Discovery” Is Not a Magical Incantation to Ward Off Timely Dismissal of a Case Filed in the Wrong Forum

USA - July 14 2017 In the wake of Bristol-Myers-Squibb and other game-changing personal jurisdiction decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Missouri courts this

Timing of Changes to 537.065 Agreements and the Bad Faith Setup in Missouri

USA - July 13 2017 On July 5, 2017, Missouri Governor Greitens signed the Senate Substitute for the Senate Committee Substitute for the House Committee Substitute for

Missouri 2017 Tort Reform Brings Significant Changes to Civil Litigation

USA - July 6 2017 Although the 2017 session of the Missouri legislature was not geared to comprehensive tort reform, several key bills were passed that will bring

Kansas Saving Statute Only Works Once

USA - June 27 2017 On May 26, 2017, the Kansas Supreme Court in Lozano v. Alvarez, (No. 113,060) 2017 Kan. LEXIS 287 (May 26, 2017)1 tested the Kansas saving statutes

Ponzi Schemes and Bankers: Eighth Circuit Upholds Bank’s Right To Presume A Fiduciary Is Acting Lawfully Under Missouri’s Uniform Fiduciaries Law

USA - June 21 2017 Martin Sigillito, the former St. Louis Attorney who was convicted in 2011 for his involvement in a $52 million Ponzi scheme, is 7 years into a 47-year