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When Are Organizations Responsible for Sexual Abuse?

An organization may be liable for acts of abuse committed by an employee or representative. In a general sense, there are two ways an organization can be held legally responsible for acts of employees: Respondeat Superior This legal phrase literally translates as, “let the masters answer.” In common terms, it means the employer can be…

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Spotlight Series: Ashlee Tyler-Lemos

Meet our team members, learn about our deep experience and discover why we are passionate about what we do through our monthly employee spotlight series.   How long have you worked at Monsees & Mayer? Within the legal profession? I started a little over a year ago. Monsees & Mayer is the first place I…

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Navigating the New Distracted Driving Law

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,522 people lost their lives in 2021 because of distracted driving. Missouri legislators are taking a bold step by introducing a new distracted driving law. As legal advocates, we want to provide information on how to navigate the new law. Missouri’s New Distracted Driving Law: A Closer…

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Monsees & Mayer Expands in Southeast Missouri, Hires Attorney and Partner Chip Lee

 SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (August 29, 2023) — Monsees & Mayer, a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse and those who have suffered serious injuries, has hired attorney and partner, Chip Lee in Springfield, Missouri. Lee joins the growing litigation team with offices in Kansas City and Springfield, broadening the…

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Can a Victim of Sexual Assault File a Civil Claim?

Approximately every 98 seconds, someone becomes a victim of sexual assault somewhere in the United States. Rape and sexual abuse are a growing problem in our society. The mental, emotional, and physical trauma and suffering have a lasting effect on victims. After someone experiences sexual abuse, it is crucial that they reach out to law enforcement as…

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5 Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

Typically, people only seek out attorneys around the worst moments in their lives. Whether it be the unexpected death of a loved one, injury caused by gross negligence, or a multitude of other reasons, attorneys most often help guide and protect their clients during their most vulnerable moments. Finding An Attorney As such, finding the…

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Litigating with Minors

Minors present some interesting challenges to any litigation.  People under the age of 18, in Missouri, do not have legal standing to do many things in their own names.  Statutory procedures are in place that govern may of the situations one will encounter when a minor suffers a personal injury or inflicts personal injury on…

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Timeline of a Personal Injury Case

Reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit will vary from case to case. Personal injury lawsuits generally are brought about due to the negligence of another individual. In addition, the causes of these injuries can vary widely: injuries caused by a defective product, such as a defective firearm or machine; abuse suffered by those in…

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