New Missouri Law May Prevent You From Recovering a Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

On October 11, 2013 a new law took effect in Missouri that bars drivers with no liability insurance from pursuing personal injury damages in Missouri courts as a result of a motor vehicle accident. This law is a major change to over 75 years of established Missouri law, which puts no limits on who can have access to the courts. This law is aimed at the poor, who often cannot afford car insurance. The major provisions of the law prohibit any driver who is without insurance who is involved in a motor vehicle...

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Beware of TV Life Insurance Policies

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Lawsuits | 0 comments

The Meehan Law Firm has been involved in recent litigation with several TV life insurance carriers. These companies include Globe Insurance, Gerber Life and AARP sponsored policies which are advertised on cable and late-night television programs. All policies offer low premiums and easy terms. Typically, the policies are issued without any type of physical examination or are based simply on a written application. The Meehan Law Firm has discovered that problems occur though when claims are made and the policy...

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Clayton Divorce Law firm Haunted By Use of Emails

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

This month saw a well-known Clayton law firm, the Hais Law Firm, embroiled in controversy over the unauthorized use of an opponent’s e-mails in divorce litigation.  The case stems from a custody dispute that was conducted before the Hon. Barbara Wallace in St. Louis County in March 2011.  At that time, the Court was shocked to find out that the Hais Law firm had used unauthorized e-mails that had been hacked by Hais’ client.  Judge Wallace found in her Order that the Haises had knowingly utilized the e-mails and...

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Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

A new development in the representation of divorce clients has been the adoption of evergreen retainer arrangements. Several firms that advertise for domestic litigation, notably Cordell & Cordell, require clients to provide them with unrestricted access to a credit card that automatically renews the retainer to some arranged amount. This is known as an evergreen retainer. The danger in such an arrangement is that it grants a law firm unlimited access to funds and serves as an incentive to generate as many...

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St. Louis Attorney Steals from Clients

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Stephen Evans, a lawyer who had his office in South St. Louis, pled guilty to fraud through stealing settlement checks belonging to his clients. To read the full story, click here.

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