Category Archives: Legal issues

Arbitration Agreements Go to Court

The Missouri Chamber Legal Foundation has entered a case that threatens to undermine the ability of consumers and businesses to resolve disputes outside of court. The suit involves arbitration agreements, a beneficial system for settling legal claims without costly litigation. The arbitration process has advantages for both consumers and businesses in that it allows issues to be settled quickly and

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A Ruling by the Labor Commission May Redefine Long-Settled Injury Claims

When injured on the job, employees in Missouri are entitled to compensation as they recover. But years after injury claims are settled, should a worker receive additional rounds of temporary disability benefits even after reaching maximum medical improvement? It is a critical—and potentially costly— question before the Missouri Supreme Court as they begin to consider the facts of Greer v.

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The Cost of Clean Power

Missouri derives approximately 82 percent of its electric power from coal, but a new Environmental Protection Agency rule could require the state to shut down more than 21 percent of this generation, significantly impacting costs and reliability. On June 2, 2014, the EPA announced its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources, dubbed the Clean Power Plan (CPP),

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MMPA reform will benefit Missouri’s court system

Consumer protection litigation developed in the early 1900s to protect American consumers from fraudulent and deceptive business practices in commercial transactions. Initially, Congress enacted amendments to the Federal Trade Commission Act to protect consumers, and soon after, many states enacted their own consumer protection statutes. These laws sought to maintain a careful balance between protecting consumers and preventing the proliferation

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Here We Grow Again: Discover the legal issues fast-growing businesses confront

Fast-growing businesses often encounter unique and accelerated business-related issues, such as a shortage of capital and human resources, due to their rapid expansion. Proactively dealing with the legal ramifications of these and other issues is often painless and can help ensure that a company and its stakeholders are properly aligned. On the other hand, a company that only reacts to

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