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Legal Issues in Job Searches: Question You Shouldn’t Ask or Answer During An Interview

January 24, 2014

Questions You Shouldn’t Ask or Answer During an Interview Job-seekers have to be ready to respond to any interview question asked of them, but not every question has to be answered.  To ensure that employers do not discriminate against candidates based on age, gender, race, health and family arrangements, there are certain regulations which restrict…

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Choosing a Litigation Attorney

January 17, 2014

Choosing a Litigation Attorney If circumstances have required you to get involved in litigation, you may find the process of selecting an attorney to be overwhelming.  There are, however, some steps you can take to make the selection process a bit easier. First, you should consider hiring someone who specializes in your type of case.…

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Do I Really Need Advance Directives for Health Care?

January 10, 2014

Do I Really Need Advance Directives for Health Care? Advance directives for health care, as well as an estate plan including a will, are essential for every individual, regardless of their age.  For more information on setting up an estate plan and an advance directive for health care, contact the Noland Law Firm, LLC. for…

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Noland Law Firm, LLC. argues the Constintutionality of Missouri’s Punitive Damages Cap in Front of Missouri Supreme Court

October 11, 2013

Noland Law Firm attorney Douglass F. Noland, argued the constitutionality of Missouri’s cap on punitive damages before the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The case brought before the Supreme Court was Lillian Lewellen v. Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, SC92871. The appeal follows a $4 Million jury verdict against…

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What You Should Know Before Settling a Personal Injury Claim with Your Insurer

September 25, 2013

 What Should You Do When Your Insurer Wants to Settle Your Personal Injury Case? Hint: When You’re Injured, Your Relationship with Your Insurer Changes Have you ever marveled at how much better an airline, retailer or other business is at processing your order and taking your money than it is at providing a refund? The…

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Common Injuries in Automobile Accidents

September 20, 2013

Common Injuries in Automobile Accidents If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you may be seriously injured and not even realize it. At least, not immediately. Serious injury can occur even in slow or low-impact collisions, and accidents which cause no damage to the vehicle. For example, accident victims can suffer from “whiplash”…

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The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Remedies for Consumers

August 9, 2013

Noland Law Firm attorneys, Douglass F. Noland and Jennifer N. Wettstein, recently had an article featured in the July/August issue of the Journal of the Missouri Bar, titled:  The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Remedies for Consumers. The article outlines the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the remedies it provides to consumers who have claims involving…

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Are you Contemplating a Divorce? Know the Risks of “D-I-Y” Divorce.

June 5, 2013

Know the Risks of “D-I-Y” Divorce   If you or someone you know is contemplating a divorce, or dissolution, contact the Noland Law Firm, LLC. for a free consultation.  “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,…

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The Missouri Nonpartian Court Plan – Picking Judges Based on Merit

May 22, 2013

The Kansas City Star recently published an article written by Missouri Bar President, Patrick B. Starke on how Judges should be picked based on their merit, which is part of the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.  Currently, Missouri follows the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan, which allows judges to be selected based upon merit, rather than political…

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Bringing a Claim for Injuries When the Accident Was Partly Your Fault

May 7, 2013

Bringing a Claim for Injuries When the Accident Was Partly Your Fault In order to prevail in a personal injury case, you must be able to prove that your injuries were directly caused by the negligent actions of another. If you can prove that your injuries were at least partly caused by another, you may…

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