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Smith v. Humane Society of the United States  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95175

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, who ran a kennel, filed a petition against the Humane Society of the United States and Missourians for the Protection of Dogs alleging that various statements made in documents related to the ballot initiativ...

Tisius v. State  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95303

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of murder in the first degree for shooting and killing two deputies. Appellant was sentenced to death. Appellant’s convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. The...

Creighton v. State  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95527

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of three counts of robbery in the first degree, three counts of armed criminal action, and one count of resisting arrest. Appellant’s convictions and sentences were affirmed on...

State ex rel. Missouri Coalition for the Environment v. Joint Committee on Administrative Rules  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95546

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed an action challenging the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules’ (JCAR) authority to disapprove the “geographic sourcing” provisions of a 2010 rule promulgated by the Public Service Commission (PSC). D...

Hopkins v. State  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95916

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of murder in the first degree and armed criminal action. Appellant’s convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal. Appellant later filed a pro se motion for post-co...

Landewee v. Landewee  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC95918

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife appealed the trial court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband, challenging the court’s distribution of marital property. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court (1) equitably divided the ma...

State ex rel. Zimmerman v. Honorable David Dolan  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC95619

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Zimmerman filed a petition for writ of prohibition to prevent the circuit court from holding a revocation hearing. The court of appeals denied the writ. Zimmerman then filed a writ petition with the Supreme Court...

State ex rel. Fleming v. Missouri Board of Probation & Parole  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC95764

Justia Opinion Summary: When William Fleming failed to pay his court costs within the first three years of his probation, Fleming’s probation was revoked and execution of his concurrent seven-year sentences was ordered. Fleming filed a petition...

State ex rel. Bowman v. Honorable Inman  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC95783

Justia Opinion Summary: Bowman pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. Although restitution was not originally a condition of Bowman’s probation, the State filed a motion to modify Bowman’s probation by adding a co...

Owners Insurance Co. v. Craig  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC95843

Justia Opinion Summary: Owners Insurance Company issued Vicki and Chris Craig a policy with underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Vicki was injured in an accident when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by another motorist. Vicki incurr...

First National Bank of Dieterich v. Pointe Royale Property Owners' Association, Inc.  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC95865

Justia Opinion Summary: A Bank provided loans to owners of eight condominium units. All eight owners became delinquent on their loans to the Bank and failed to make timely payments on the property owners’ association’s (POA) assessments. The Ba...

Mercer v. State  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95451

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of second-degree statutory rape and the class D felony of incest. Appellant’s convictions and sentences were affirmed. Appellant later filed a pro se motion for postconvicti...

In re Petition of Missouri-American Water Company for Approval to Change its Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95713

Justia Opinion Summary: Missouri American Water Company (MAWC) filed a petition to charge an infrastructure system replacement surcharge to its St. Louis County customers. The Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the petition. The Office of...

Swadley v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95844

Justia Opinion Summary: Shelter Mutual Insurance Company issued the Swadley family a policy with underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. The policy’s declarations page listed “100,000 Per Person” as the UIM limit. After Angela Swadley was killed...

State v. Naylor  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95847

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree burglary, misdemeanor stealing, and driving while revoked. Defendant appealed, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction for first-...

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