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A Dog-Gone Contract

USA - September 11 2017 In Patterson v. Rough Road Rescue, Inc., the Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision to return a dog named Mack to, according to the Court

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

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

“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

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

A Dog-Gone Contract

USA - September 11 2017 In Patterson v. Rough Road Rescue, Inc., the Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision to return a dog named Mack to, according to the Court

“Slack Fill” Litigation under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Save it for Summary Judgment

USA - August 30 2017 In two consecutive nearly identical opinions, a Missouri federal court ruling on food merchandisers’ motions to dismiss indicates that food labeling

Deficient Affidavit in Medical Malpractice Action May Be Cured at Probable Cause Hearing

USA - August 24 2017 In Caplinger v. Rahman, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Missouri reversed and remanded the trial court’s dismissal without

Eighth Circuit grants Union Pacific $75 million in Tax Relief

USA - August 17 2017 Earlier this month, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court’s decision in a case that involved a dispute over whether the

U.S. Supreme Court Says it Again: Arbitration Agreements Should be Honored, and Not Singled Out for Negative Treatment by State Courts

USA - August 10 2017 For years, the U.S. Supreme Court has made two fundamental principles crystal-clear: Under the Federal Arbitration Act, arbitration agreements are