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2012/12/19 - If advertisers use your Instagram photos without your permission, are they committing a tort in Missouri?

When Instagram announced a new policy yesterday that seemed to allow advertisers to use people’s photos without their permission, many people asked “can they do that?”  In Missouri, maybe not. Read more…


2012/12/17 - Why are insurance companies suing consumers?

While their ads are filled with words like care, protection and trust, you have to wonder if the only thing that you can trust about insurance companies these days is that they only care about protecting their own money. Read more…


2012/12/11 - Trees, fences, livestock and Missouri law

Last week we posted about David Freese’s Thanksgiving Day one car accident.  That post was partially in response to Bill McClellan’s column about the accident.  That column pointed out that when  Freese’s vehicle swerved off the road it trespassed upon private property destroying a fence and striking 2 trees.  Today the Post Dispatch concluded an interesting article on railroad fatalities by pointing out that Missouri has laws that require railroads to build fences to protect livestock, but that there are no such laws to protect people. Read more…


2012/12/04 - Baseball Player, One Car Accident and Wild Horse Creek Road

Recently, St. Louis Cardinal third baseman David Freese’s one car accident on Wild Horse Creek Road in West St. Louis County has been in the news.  Freese wasn’t the first baseball player to have a one car accident on Wild Horse Creek Road. Read more…