Missouri Criminal Code Revisions in 2017: Get Informed! By: Benjamin A. McBride & Heather Rooney McBride Not since 1979 has the Missouri Legislature performed an exhaustive review of the Missouri Criminal Code. As one can imagine, times have changed, and so has Missouri’s current climate of criminal prosecution, criminal defense, and criminal punishment. […]
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Employers Beware Punitive Damages in Wrongful Termination Cases By: Nicole D. Lindsey and Heather Rooney McBride A jury in a Greene County Circuit Court case recently awarded $750,000 in punitive damages to a doctor who claimed wrongful termination from a Springfield hospital, despite only finding $1,000 in actual damages. Doctor claimed she was improperly […]
Health Care Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Do You Know the Difference? By: Nicole D. Lindsey and Heather Rooney McBride Health care directives and Do No Resuscitate (“DNR”) Orders are two (2) types of declarations that allow you to inform your family members and medical professionals about the kind of care you want […]
ALTERNATIVE PROBATE PROCEDURES IN MISSOURI BY: Brittany E. O’Brien and Heather Rooney McBride When a person dies, sometimes probate cannot be avoided if it becomes necessary to settle a decedent’s affairs under court supervision. Pursuant to Missouri law, a probate case can incur significant costs of administration and can progress at a slow and […]
When Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Modify My Custody Agreement? By: Brittany E. O’Brien and Heather Rooney McBride Missouri law tells us that in order to change a custody determination, there must be a substantial and continuing change in circumstances such that modification is necessary to serve the best interest of […]