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Trial by Jury – A Right to be Protected

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. [...]

Does Missouri Need Tort Reform Again?

Do Missouri residents need tort reform again? Under Missouri law, a "tort" is not a rich, multi-layer cake. It is a type of civil case that includes most personal injury claims. In 2015, Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 239 into law. This reinstated medical malpractice caps in Missouri medical malpractice [...]

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas! We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a great Christmas holiday. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the Poem Christmas Bells during the American Civil War on Christmas Day, 1863. Some of the words were put to music to form the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas [...]

Contingency Fees-How They Work-Why They Are Important

Contingency fees, in the words of a recent court decision, provide “access to counsel for individuals who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining representation”. Litigation is expensive and time consuming. Those injured by the negligence of another, while on the job, or simply disabled, often cannot afford to hire an attorney [...]

Client Spotlight: The Reading Solutions for All Learning Lab

Reading is a fundamental skill which is necessary to function in American society. Without the ability to read, individuals will have difficulty filling out applications or following the directions for taking prescription medications. Many jobs require reading as a part of job performance. Consequently, people are often limited in what they [...]