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BICYCLISTS ON ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Bicyclists are a common sight on city streets and are seen occasionally on state highways as well.  In some locations, streets include a separate dedicated bicycle lane and, where they Read More

TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

Traffic Control In general terms, all drivers are required by Section 304.012, RSMo. to exercise the highest degree of care at all times: Every person operating a motor vehicle on the roads Read More

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions of businesses around the country have seen Read More

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events Read More

Understanding How COVID-19 May Have Affected the Value of Your Estate

The economic and personal upheaval triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to warrant a review of your estate plan, no matter how thorough you think it is. As Americans Read More

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted Read More

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of Read More

EMPLOYERS VICARIOUS LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYEES USE OF BUSINESS VEHICLE

The phrase Respondeat Superior is a Latin term for Let The Master Answer.  In essence, the concept (in modern terms referred to as the Law Of Agency) is that when Read More

FUTURE ECONOMIC DAMAGES and PRESENT VALUE CALCULATIONS

In personal injury cases, addition to past economic losses, consideration must be given to the possibility that the Plaintiff will suffer future economic losses as well. Often, particularly in the Read More

EMPLOYEE PERMISSIVE USE OF COMPANY VEHICLES

The Missouri Financial Responsibility Law requires that each vehicle operated in this state be covered under a liability insurance policy or bond meeting the minimum statutory limits.  The named insured Read More

PROVING UNINSURED MOTORIST STATUS

One of the most basic principles in the law is that the party who asserts a fact as proof of an element of a cause of action must prove that Read More

Negligent Entrustment

Allowing other people to operate your personal property may result in you being liable for any injuries the borrower causes --- under certain circumstances.  Whether it be a truck, car, Read More

BUSINESS PREMISES LIABILITY

In the most general terms, Restatement (Second) of Torts §343 defines the duty of care owed by a business owner to its business invitees, and establishes that the possessor of Read More

NEGLIGENCE PER SE ANALYSIS

At the most basic level, general negligence principles create liability when there is: A duty by the defendant to protect the plaintiff from injury; andNegligence by the defendant in failing to Read More

Business Owner Liability For Private Parking Lot Designs

Business owners often maintain private parking lots for their business customers.  Those customers are business invitees to whom the highest degree of care is owed.  The highest degree of care Read More

CAUSATION & INDIVISIBLE INJURY ISSUES

Missouri has a very broad view of "causation" applicable to injury cases.  An injury must be causally connected to an event.  Missouri recognizes that multiple factors can directly contribute to Read More

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