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2022
August
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
After several years of hearings, the Missouri legislature enacted significant changes to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) in 2020. Senate Bill 591 responded to concern within the business community that the state’s consumer protection ...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
Parents and children. Spouses. Siblings. These are just some of the family dynamics you’ll see in Missouri’s many law firms. Whether a passion for law is passed down through nature or nurture, there’s no mistaking the impact lawyers can have on the g...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
I’ve been around lawyers my entire life. My dad was a small-town, general practice lawyer who became a judge when I was 10 years old. As kids, my brothers and I would occasionally go with him as he traveled to courthouses throughout Southeast Missour...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
In June, I had the opportunity to attend the much-anticipated unveiling of the new Freedom Suits Memorial in St. Louis. The 14-foot bronze statute stands tall on the east plaza of the Civil Courts Building downtown, serving as a reminder of many thin...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter, Potter, Neely & Hyde....
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August
22,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
  Anne-Marie Brockland is a partner at Casey, Devoti & Brockland in St. Louis and president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Board of Governors. From Katy, TX, Brockland graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and joined T...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Because of the passion of John Gunn, Athena Dickson, Whittney Dunn, Erica Mynarich, and many other leaders of The Missouri Bar, the issue of lawyer well-being has been placed in the spotlight over the past couple of years, including in recent issues ...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
In speaking with Missouri lawyers during the 2022 Solo & Small Firm Conference in June, some common questions emerged, from which everyone can benefit. Below are six frequently asked questions, along with my typical answers....
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August
22,
2022
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
In 1954, a 12-year-old junior high school student wrote to Justice Felix Frankfurter seeking advice about how to prepare to become a lawyer.[2] “The best way to prepare for the law,” Frankfurter answered, “is to come to the study of law as a well-rea...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a tax court decision denying deductions for management fees paid to a corporation’s shareholders. In Aspro,  Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue,[2] the Court of Appeals found that the mana...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
The Journal of The Missouri Bar publishes items in the "In Memoriam" section as they are received. To honor the lives and achievements of deceased members, The Missouri Bar solicits additional information about these men and women from family members...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:19 AM America/Chicago
In an order issued May 31, 2022, the Supreme Court of Missouri repealed and adopted a new Rule 5 pertaining to attorney disciplinary matters. Rule 5 had not been revised significantly since its adoption in 1995. These revisions were made in an effort...
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August
11,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Anthony Meyer received this year’s W. Oliver Rasch Award for his in-depth article, “Standing in Missouri’s Federal and State Courts” in the May/June 2021 Journal of The Missouri Bar.The Missouri Bar Foundation gives the award to authors who write sta...
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June
28,
2022
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
  Adrienne Haynes is the managing partner of SEED Law and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. From Peoria, IL, Haynes joined The Missouri Bar in 2015. Haynes has also presented at MOSOLO since 2019....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:05 PM America/Chicago
Agriculture is a key component of Missouri’s economy.2 According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri has 95,000 farms (second in the nation), with an average of 291 acres.3 Nearly 28 million acres in the state are devoted to farmland,...
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June
06,
2022
| 15:04 PM America/Chicago
Every morning, Hon. Gary Lynch sees a navy blue button on his dresser with the words, “Proud to be a Missouri lawyer.”...
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June
06,
2022
| 15:04 PM America/Chicago
“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” - Roger Hornsby Sr....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:04 PM America/Chicago
Are you ready for summer? At my house, summer means enjoying the sunshine with summer camps, walks in the park, and vacations to visit family and friends....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:03 PM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter, Potter, Neely & Hyde....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:03 PM America/Chicago
In 2021, the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel received 1,692 complaints against lawyers and issued 70 admonitions – the most common and lowest form of sanction in the disciplinary process....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
Erica FujimotoErica Fujimoto is the director of default services at Affinity Consulting....
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June
06,
2022
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
In 2015, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund v. DFC Global Corp.2 The plaintiffs alleged defendant DFC Global, a leading payday loan company, had harmed investors by fraudule...
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June
06,
2022
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Tax Court recently addressed the tax treatment of up front payments a continuing care community business received from its residents, and the business reported as income in later years as called for under generally accepted accounting princi...
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June
06,
2022
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
The Journal of The Missouri Bar publishes items in the "In Memoriam" section as they are received. To honor the lives and achievements of deceased members, The Missouri Bar solicits additional information about these men and women from family members...
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April
13,
2022
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
Arbitration is on the rise throughout Missouri and the nation, and many continue to battle with whether a dispute should go to arbitration or proceed in the courts. ...
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April
13,
2022
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
Scenario 1:   A prospective client alleges that his or her child’s biological father or mother has, without the other’s consent, wrongfully removed the child from the child’s country of habitual residence or has wrongfully retained the child in a for...
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April
13,
2022
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
Speaker Vescovo, Lieutenant Governor Kehoe, President Pro Tem Schatz, members of the 101st General Assembly, statewide office holders, cabinet members, and other executive branch officials: thank you for this opportunity to speak to you this morning....
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April
13,
2022
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
“Public service is a noble calling, and we need men and women of character to believe in their communities, in their states, and in their country.” - President George H.W. Bush...
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April
13,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
This time of year always makes me smile as bright daffodils and colorful tulips awaken my senses and remind me how much we have to be grateful for....
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April
13,
2022
| 14:12 PM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter, Potter, Neely & Hyde....
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