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“Jurisdictional Discovery” Is Not a Magical Incantation to Ward Off Timely Dismissal of a Case Filed in the Wrong Forum
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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


SCOTUS upholds narrow interpretation of “debt collector” under the FDCPA
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • June 13 2017

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, issued a ruling that resolves a circuit split as to whether or not the purchaser


Financial CHOICE Act Garners Sufficient Votes in House Vote
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

In a transparently partisan vote today, the House passed the 2017 Financial CHOICE Act (commonly referred to as "CHOICE Act 2.0"), leaving the future


FDA - Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • 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


You’ve Got Mail - Service of Process by Mail is Satisfactory under the Hague Service Convention
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

Serving judicial documents on individuals and companies located outside the United States can be a time-consuming and expensive process. First, you


Old Facts and (no) New Tricks - Res Judicata Applies Despite Plaintiff’s Change in Legal Theory
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

In Kesler v. The Curators of the University of Missouri, et al., the Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri has provided a refresher