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Lopez-Matias v. State  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: SC95946

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested and charged with possessing and attempting to use as genuine a forged social security card. Defendant was being held without bail, as provided in his arrest warrant. Counsel for Defendant subsequen...

State v. Holman  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: SC95613

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prior to trial, Defendant filed a motion to suppress statements he made to police after being read his Miranda rights. The trial court sustained t...

State ex rel. Malashock v. Honorable Michael T. Jamison  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SC95606

Justia Opinion Summary: When Plaintiff’s utility terrain vehicle (UTV) overturned the roof of the UTV failed and caused Plaintiff injuries. Plaintiff sued Chesterfield Valley Sports, Inc. (Defendant). Prior to trial, Plaintiff designated Herber...

McNeal v. State  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SC95666

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of second-degree burglary and stealing. The convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. Thereafter, Defendant filed a petition for post-conviction relief, arguing that his coun...

State ex rel. Heartland Title Services, Inc. v. Honorable Kevin D. Harrell  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: SC95377

Justia Opinion Summary: Heartland Title Services, Inc. filed a petition in the circuit court of Jackson County alleging professional malpractice claims against Paul Hasty and Hasty and Associates, LLC (collectively, Hasty). Hasty filed a motion...

Dieser v. St. Anthony's Medical Center  
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: SC95022

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an action against St. Anthony’s Medical Center alleging that St. Anthony’s provided negligent medical care that caused him to develop a stage IV pressure ulcer. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Pla...

Gate Gourmet, Inc. v. Dir. of Revenue  
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: SC95388

Justia Opinion Summary: Gate Gourmet, Inc. owns and operates a facility near the Lambert-St. Louis International airport from which it sells frozen meals to various commercial airlines. Gate Gourmet filed sales tax returns for the tax years 200...

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...

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