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Bishop & Associates, LLC v. Ameren Corp.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95658

Justia Opinion Summary: Bishop & Associates, LLC (B&A) filed an action against Ameren Corp. and others (collectively, Ameren and the supervisors) alleging wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and other claims after Ameren terminated...

In re Care & Treatment of Kirk  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95752

Justia Opinion Summary: Carl Kirk was committed to the custody of the Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA), Mo. Rev. Stat. 632.480 through 632.525. On appeal, the court of appeals transferred the case to th...

Johnson v. Auto Handling Corp.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95777

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Johnson brought a products liability case against Cottrell Inc. and Auto Handling Corp. At the conclusion of Johnson’s case the trial court directed a verdict in favor of Auto Handling on all of Johnson’s theories...

McKay v. State  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95909

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of sale of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of firearms. Defendant filed a motion for postconviction relief. The motion was premature because it was filed...

In re Care & Treatment of Nelson  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95975

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA), Mo. Rev. Stat. 632.480 through 632.525. On appeal, the court of appeals transferred the case to th...

In re: Ryan J. McMillin, Respondent.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC96223
State ex rel. Delf v. Honorable Darrell E. Missey  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: SC95800

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in overruling Christine Delf’s motion to enforce her plea agreement or in failing to permit Self to withdraw her guilty plea, as the court’s ruling comported with Mo. R. Cri...

State ex rel. Merrell v. Honorable Robert Craig Carter  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: SC95932

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, who was charged with multiple sex offenses, moved to disqualify the prosecuting attorney on the grounds that the prosecutor’s office obtained and disclosed phone calls made by Defendant to his attorneys from t...

Newsome v. Kansas City, Missouri School District  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95538

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court awarded Plaintiff $500,000 in damages on his claim against the Kansas City School District for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. The Supreme Court remitted the award to $403,189 and affi...

City of Normandy v. Greitens  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95624

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a petition against the State for declaratory judgment alleging that provisions of Senate Bill 5 violated the special laws provision in the Hancock Amendment to the Missouri Constitution, and five other c...

Wilson v. Patel  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95890

Justia Opinion Summary: If evidence of alleged informed consent is introduced at trial, it should be subject to a withdrawal instruction because the evidence is irrelevant and can only mislead the jury in a medical malpractice case based on neg...

State ex rel. Hawley  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95906

Justia Opinion Summary: This original proceeding in certiorari stemmed from George Fisher’s pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect (NGRI) in two separate cases, one originating in Audrain County and the other in Jackson Count...

Armstrong-Trotwood, LLC v. State Tax Commission of Missouri  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC96126

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, who owned residential property located entirely in St. Louis County, argued that Jefferson and Franklin counties systematically undervalued property in those counties, causing Appellants to bear a disproporti...

Watson v. State  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: SC95665

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed a Mo. R. Crim. P. 29.15 motion for post-conviction relief approximately sixteen months after the court of appeals issued its mandate affirming Defendant’s conviction for first-degree robbery, despite the...

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