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St. Louis Law Blog

Why reasonable suspicion matters in your DUI case

The U.S. Constitution protects you from illegal searches by law enforcement. Therefore, outside of a planned sobriety checkpoint, a police officer cannot randomly pull you over to check whether you are driving drunk. They must have justifiable reasons to do so, referred to as “reasonable suspicion.” It does not mean that the officer must have...

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How to handle a discrimination complaint from an employee

Your company should have strict anti-discrimination policies. No one should be treated unfairly because of their inclusion in a protected class. This includes things like their gender, race or disability status.  The Missouri Human Rights Act states it's unlawful to discriminate against someone in any aspect of employment, and having strict...

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3 practical tips to plan for digital assets in your estate

In the digital age, people accumulate significant assets online, such as social media accounts, email accounts, digital files, and cryptocurrency. However, what happens to these digital assets after you pass away?  It is essential to plan for managing and transferring these digital assets to avoid losing them or leaving them vulnerable to...

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You can avoid many last-minute closing issues

Closing is one of the final and most important steps for both buyers and sellers in any real estate transaction. Even if everything seems to be on track, however, things can still go wrong that can hold up or even derail the closing and the transaction. If the buyers are relying on a mortgage to pay for the home, the lender is a crucial party to...

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3 common reasons that workers sue the companies that employ them

Employment lawsuits are expensive for the businesses involved and can do incalculable damage to a company's reputation. If the local news media hears about an employment lawsuit, the story might start to gain traction on social media. Both customers and talented professionals that work for an organization might choose not to do business with the...

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What should you consider as you choose your executor?

Choosing the right person to be the executor of your estate plan is crucial to help ensure that your wishes are carried out as you’ve designated and that your estate is settled with a minimum of problems, conflict and delays. The executor does a lot more than distribute your assets. They need to deal with the probate court, pay your final bills,...

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