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What Will the Courts Look Like As We Begin to Reopen?

St. Louis City and St. Louis County have both announced plans to ease restrictions on their stay at home order beginning on May 18. Some non-essential businesses will begin to reopen, while others are choosing to remain closed. But what about the courts?   What Has the Court Ordered? On May 4, the Court ordered a new Operational Directive for “Easing Covid-19 Restrictions on In-Person Proceedings,” which supersedes their order from April 17. Currently, all courts will remain mostly closed to the public except for essential matters. However, on May 16, the Courts will begin opening in phases, beginning at Operating Phase Zero. Phase...

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What Happens if You’re Injured While Riding in a Lyft or Uber?

It is highly convenient to be able to summon a ride in minutes from your phone. When you do so, you expect to arrive safely to your destination - and not arrive at the emergency room with injuries instead. However, Uber and Lyft drivers can be involved in accidents like anyone else, and passengers can sustain serious injuries as a result....

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Familes First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 19, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) sponsored by members of Congress, which includes both the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” and the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.” This affects both employers and employees alike as we deal with the spread of COVID-19. ...

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Breaking News: Order from the Supreme Court of Missouri

The Supreme Court of Missouri released a court order this afternoon that states that all courts will remain open during this pandemic, but will be suspending all in-person proceedings in all appellate and circuit courts – including all associate, family, juvenile, municipal, and probate divisions from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020, with several exceptions.  ...

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