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Noland Law Firm Wins Case in Missouri Supreme Court: Court Strikes Down Cap on Punitive Damages

September 18, 2014

Noland Law Firm attorney, Doug Noland, was victorious in the Missouri Supreme Court, after arguing to strike down the cap on punitive damages in common law causes of action.   On September 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously voted to strike down the cap on punitive damages, in  §510.265 of Missouri Statutes, in the case of Lillian Lewellen…

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Noland Law Firm Wins Case in The Missouri Supreme Court Striking Down Cap on Punitive Damages

September 18, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court recently struck down the cap on punitive damages for common law causes of action in the case of Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North.  In doing so, the $1,000,000 judgment for punitive damages awarded to Lewellen by a Clay County Jury, was restored.  Doug Noland,…

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Employment Law: Enforcement of a Covenant Not to Compete

August 28, 2014

Can My Employer Enforce a Covenant Not to Compete? Many employers require their employees to sign agreements which contain covenants not to compete with the company.  The enforceability of these restrictive provisions varies from state-to-state and depends on a variety of factors. A former employee who violates an enforceable non-compete agreement may be ordered to…

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Worker’s Compensation: Have You Been Injured on the Job?

August 14, 2014

Have You Been Injured on the Job? What if Your Employer Has No Workers’ Compensation Insurance? In most states, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries sustained by their employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is a “no fault” system which allows every employee to receive benefits for a job-related injury, regardless…

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Estate Planning: Beware of “Simple” Estate Plans.

July 23, 2014

Beware of “Simple” Estate Plans “I just need a simple will.”  It’s a phrase estate planning attorneys hear practically every other day.   From the client’s perspective, there’s no reason to do anything complicated, especially if it might lead to higher legal fees.  Unfortunately, what may appear to be a “simple” estate is all too often…

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Road Safety: Cities with the Best and Worst Drivers

July 16, 2014

Cities With the Best and Worst Drivers If you are traveling this summer, please stay safe on the road.  If you have unfortunately been in a car accident and would like to talk to an attorney, please contact the Noland Law Firm, LLC.  Continue reading for a listing of the cities with the safest drivers…

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Know the Risks of “D-I-Y” Divorce

March 7, 2014

“Do it yourself” divorce is fraught with risks – even if your case is “simple” and both parties agree on all issues regarding division of property, support, and child custody and visitation. As many have learned the hard way, it is all too easy to make critical missteps today that will come back to haunt…

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How are Damages Calculated in Personal Injury Cases?

March 7, 2014

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent conduct, you may be considering a lawsuit to recover compensation. The compensation awarded to you, called “damages,” falls within two categories: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the plaintiff for actual losses sustained, and are further divided into…

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Consumer Law: Tips When You Have Been the Victim of a Data Security Breach

February 18, 2014

With the increase in the amount of transactions that occur on credit and debit cards, it is important to know what should happen if you are the target of a security breach.  Many steps can be taken to protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft or fraud.  The following article offers tips to protect…

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Personal Injuries: Should I Sue for My Injuries?

February 7, 2014

Should I Sue for My Injuries? Whether you’ve been injured as result of a car accident, fall at the local market or a bite by a neighbor’s pit bull, you may be asking yourself, “Should I Sue?” Most people think they should, and that a sizable settlement payment will be forthcoming. In our legal system,…

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