Category Archives: legal

DRAM claims settlement checks mailed!

The DRAM class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement has finally borne fruit for claimants.  Checks were mailed earlier this week and recipients can look for them in their snail-mail-box any time now. Here is a scan of the check I received:   History of the DRAM lawsuit As you may recall, this lawsuit was the result of (alleged) price fixing by DRAM companies. This was a pretty big deal as the settlement ended up being $310 million. A wide variety of products

Copy of Federal Transgender Guidelines (White House) [download]

Here is a full copy of the US Departmentof Justice and US Department of Education guidance for transgender students: (dl link) This guidance was released Friday May 13th, 2016. Our local public school received it on that date, and today a meeting was held briefing teachers. The aforementioned document provides the basic guidelines but lacks many concrete examples. Thankfully, for parents seeking more information-or for students that attend public school or state colleges-there is some additional information below related to bathrooms and

Oil and gas lease clauses

Here are some sample oil and gas lease clauses that I found to be helpful as a mineral owner: NO WARRANTY This lease is made by Lessor without warranty of title, either express or implied, except as to conveyance or encumbrances by, through, or under Lessor, but not otherwise. NO DEDUCTIONS It is agreed between the Lessor and Lessee that, notwithstanding any language herein to the contrary, all oil, gas or other proceeds accruing to the Lessor under this lease

Beneficiary Deeds in Missouri

A beneficiary deed allows for property to transfer on death (TOD) without going through probate. The beneficiary deed only goes  into effect upon death of the owner, therefore it does not actually transfer property until the owner’s death and therefore it does notpreclude transfer before death. In other words, if an owner executes a beneficiary deed and then decides to sell the property, that it is not a problem. The Missouri Bar provides an overview of Estate Planning methods and