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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Legal Malpractice: Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Legal Malpractice: Fiduciary Responsibility

When a client hires an attorney, it becomes the attorney’s duty to act in the client’s best interest. Part of this responsibility could involve managing finances. Fiduciary obligation (or fiduciary duty) arises when there is a certain trust in an attorney to act on behalf of the client and to act as though it were benefiting the attorney (fiduciary) personally.  Assets don’t necessarily have to be money, and might be property, real estate or anything else worth money.  Often, if an attorney acting as a fiduciary...

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Arrested for Drug Posession? What To Do If You Find Yourself Arrested

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Criminal Defense | Comments Off

Arrested for Drug Posession? What To Do If You Find Yourself Arrested

If you find yourself arrested for drug possession, there are some important steps you should follow to help with the legal process which could help reduce penalties that follow an arrest. Police Searches You should be familiar with what the police are permitted to do during and after an arrest.  Many drug charges result from traffic stops, but the police often take their authority to the extreme and many times conduct illegal searches. Police are allowed to search your vehicle if you were in it when they stopped...

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Dog Bite Case Settlement Highlights Owners’ Liability for Pet

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Personal Injury | Comments Off

Dog Bite Case Settlement Highlights Owners’ Liability for Pet

A recent Kansas City, Missouri settlement of a child’s dog bite for $101,000.00 highlights the potential liability for homeowners with respect to dog bites.  Although this settlement was the result of a 2008 dog bite, the Missouri legislature enacted a new law in 2009 which imposes strict liability upon homeowners if their pet bites or attacks any individual.  The new statute is found in §273.036 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.  The statute provides that any landowner whose pet causes harm to another is...

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Truck Accidents: The Unique Circumstances of Going Up Against a $255 Billion Dollar Industry

Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Truck Accidents: The Unique Circumstances of Going Up Against a $255 Billion Dollar Industry

In the United States, trucking is a $255.5 billion industry. While trucking accidents are the fault of the truck driver less than 20% of all motor vehicle accidents, the incidents tend to be more severe. One person is killed or injured in a trucking accident every 16 minutes in the U.S. Large trucking companies will use all available resources to deny or minimize liability. They will hire their own experts to start building a case that shows minimal responsibility right away. That is why it is imperative that you...

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