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April 21, 2017

Missouri has the Missouri Sunshine Law which is Missouri’s version of the Freedom of Information Act. Chapter 610 R.S.Mo. The Sunshine Law applies to both meetings and documents. Documents will be the subject of this short memo.

There are two ways to violate the Sunshine Law.

The first way to violate the Sunshine Law is to fail to respond to Sunshine Law requests within 3 business days. Section 610.023(3) R.S.Mo. The City does not have to produce the requested documents within 3 business days but if the City does not produce the documents within 3 business days the City has to explain why and how long it will take the City to produce the requested docume...

April 14, 2017

CRISPR, an acronym for “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palidromic Repeats,” holds much promise as a gene therapy for agriculture and human health, and might be the most significant bio-technology of the last century. (CRISPR was named a Science Magazine “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2015, and was awarded the Gruber Genetics Prize and the Japan Prize.) CRISPR/Cas9 would allow the use of the enzyme “Cas9” to re-write DNA sequences by disabling, replacing, or otherwise changing genes. In other words, CRISPR/Cas 9 is a simple and versatile bio-technology, genetic scissors, which would enable scientists to edit genes. Very promising. I am particularl...

April 5, 2017

Can I file a lawsuit . . . ? Do I have a case?

We are frequently contacted by potential clients inquiring whether they “have a case” or “can file suit” over a fact situation. The answers to these questions are generally more practical than legal in nature but are extremely important in making an informed decision.

1. Anyone can sue anyone for anything and seek any amount.

Although you can sue, should you.  Anyone can sue anyone for anything. All you have to do is type or handwrite a petition, pay the filing fee, and file it with the court clerk. Years ago I saw a federal court lawsuit from a frequent pro se filer who sued a pharmacy for ONE BILLION DOLLAR...

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