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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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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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