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STANDING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS

Thanks to a flurry of post-election lawsuits, more Americans are hearing about “standing.” What does this legal term mean and why is it so important to our judicial system?
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What Are the Stages of Personal Injury Litigation?

OPENING & INITIAL STEPS Before a lawsuit is filed or litigation begins on a claim, your legal team has done a tremendous amount of preparation work.  Documents which will be filed with the court, called pleadings, are drafted for your attorney’s review.  These initial pleadings provide the Court with information about the Plaintiff, the person bringing the claim; the Defendant(s), the person(s) who are believed ...
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6 Facts About The First Amendment

Controversy about the First Amendment has continued since Twitter’s ban of President Donald Trump. Here are the facts you need to know.
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What Does a Mass Tort Paralegal Do?

When a potential client contacts our firm to pursue a product liability case, he/she is asked specific questions regarding the state he/she resides in, type and date of diagnosis, usage or surgery information, and any other pertinent information. The intake questions allow the attorney to determine whether a case can be accepted or rejected based on a set criterion. If a case is accepted, the...
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Women in Law Spotlight: Managing Attorney Andrea McNairy

“There is nothing you can mess up, besides blowing a deadline, that I can’t fix. So, go out there and be fearless!” Attorney Andrea McNairy remembers the mentoring she received as a second-year law student and revisits his message daily. As a law firm leader at Brown & Crouppen, she emulates her mentor’s philosophy to her fellow attorneys, paralegals, and other associates. While his ...
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BROWN & CROUPPEN ANNOUNCES DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee is Brown & Crouppen’s most recent effort to support and oversee DE&I initiatives while building equity within the firm. The committee is comprised of representatives from all corners of our workplace where each person brings a unique background, experience, and voice to the group. Genn Bugg, Kimberly Foppe, Joe Frank, Jennifer Heilwagner, Sara Hill, Brandon Jackson, Jessie Oates,...
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What To Do if You Suspect Elderly Abuse / Neglect (Help Guide)

In a perfect world, we would all have the means and ability to be the sole caretakers of our loved ones. All too often, that is unrealistic and impossible which leads to the decision to place them into an assisted living facility. While many nursing homes treat residents with dignity and respect, countless others fail to meet a basic standard of care. It is a...
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Separating Fact from Fiction: 4 Common Injury Lawsuit Myths

We have all seen the funny memes. A set of pictures representing what our family, friends and the public believe a job to entail versus what it really feels like- featuring nurses, doctors, mail carriers, cashiers, customer service representatives, and yes, even paralegals and attorneys. Here is my personal favorite: Your case can be a little bit like this. Social media, television, movies, friends and...
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BCTV Wins Big at 2020 Mid-America Emmy Awards

The 44th Annual Mid-America Emmy Awards were held virtually Saturday, November 21st. We were honored to be among the nominees celebrating the talent within our region this year. The Mid-America Emmys set the standard for excellence, representing the most experienced and talented television and marketing professionals in the industry. Our firm is proud to announce BCTV was nominated 12 times in 8 different categories. We...
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What Should I Do If I Get Hurt At Work?

Getting injured at work can certainly be a traumatic experience that leaves you unsure of your rights and next steps. The good news is that Missouri law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for this type of incident. This coverage is responsible for paying for your medical treatment (injury related) in addition to compensation for lost time on the job. Below is a...
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