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Smotherman v. Cass Regional Medical Center  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: SC95464

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was injured after she slipped and fell in a bathroom on the premises of Cass Regional Medical Center (Defendant). Plaintiff filed a petition for damages against Defendant, and the case was tried to a jury. The...

Boeving v. Kander  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: SC95924

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered around Amendment No. 3, a constitutional amendment proposed by initiative petition. After the Secretary of State certified Amendment No. 3 for the November 8, 2016 general election ballot, various indi...

Brentwood Glass Co. v. Pal's Glass Serv., Inc.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: SC94038

Justia Opinion Summary: Brentwood Glass filed a petition against the County and several other defendants, asserting, inter alia, a mechanic’s lien claim against all defendants for unpaid work on a construction project and an action against St....

City of Harrisonville v. McCall Serv. Stations  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: SC94115

Justia Opinion Summary: After discovering that petroleum from a service station’s underground storage tank had leaked and contaminated soil in the City of Harrisonville, the City filed a petition for damages against McCall Service Stations, the...

State v. Meeks  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: SC95221

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Defendant appealed, arguing that the trial court erred in denying his challenge during voir dire to one of the prosecutor’...

State v. Bazell  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: SC95318

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of burglary and four counts of stealing. Three of the four stealing counts were charged as felonies - one count for each of two firearms stolen and one count for rings stolen....

Green v. State  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: SC95363

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree statutory rape and incest. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. Appellant subsequently filed a pro se Mo. R. Crim. P. 29.15 motion for post-conviction relie...

Byrne & Jones Enters., Inc. v. Monroe City R-1 Sch. Dist.  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC94680

Justia Opinion Summary: Byrne & Jones Enterprises, Inc. filed an action against Monroe City R-1 School District alleging that it was denied a fair and equal opportunity to compete in the bidding process for a public works contract to build an a...

Pestka v. State  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC95369

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2015, the Missouri General assembly passed House Bill 150 (HB 150), which made changes to Missouri’s unemployment benefits compensation statutes. The Governor subsequently vetoed HB 150. In September 2015, durin...

State v. Clark  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC94959

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was convicted of the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment as a prior and persistent offender. Defendant appealed, arguing that the...

Avery Contracting, LLC v. Niehaus  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC95064

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a petition for a private way of necessity over properties owned by the Creekstone Homeowners Association and certain individuals (collectively, the Creekstone parties) and the Missouri Highways and Transp...

Malam v. State, Dep’t of Corr.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC95170

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, who was employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections as a corrections officer, was involved in a workplace accident. Appellant filed a claim for workers’ compensation seeking reimbursement from the Depar...

Ross-Paige v. Saint Louis Metro. Police Dep’t  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC95214

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent, a former police officer with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD), filed a complaint against SLMPD, the Saint Louis Board of Police Commissioners (Board), and related individuals, alleging t...

Mo. Real Estate Appraisers Comm'n v. Funk  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC95255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission denied Funk’s application for certification as a state-certified appraiser. The Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) granted the application and, after judicial review, a...

Laut v. City of Arnold  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC95307

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs believed that Arnold police department employees had accessed their confidential records in the “Regional Justice Information System” database and filed a complaint. The department completed an internal affair...

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