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State ex rel. Jean Peters-Baker v. Honorable Bryan E. Round  
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC96931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court made permanent its preliminary writ of prohibition barring Respondent, Judge Bryan E. Round, from enforcing his order disqualifying the entire Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) in the u...

State ex rel. Gardner v. Honorable Timothy J. Boyer  
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC97026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court made permanent its preliminary writ of prohibition barring Respondent, Judge Timothy J. Boyer, from enforcing his order disqualifying the entire City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office (CAO) in the...

Anderson v. State  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: SC96548

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the motion court overruling Appellant’s Mo. R. Crim. P. 29.15 motion for postconviction relief after an evidentiary hearing, holding that the motion court did not err. After a...

State ex rel. PPG Industries, Inc. v. Honorable Maura B. McShane  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: SC97006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court made permanent its preliminary writ of prohibition sought by PPG Industries, Inc. directing the circuit court to dismiss the underlying claim against it for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding that t...

State v. Stewart  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: SC97070

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of unlawful use of a weapon, third-degree domestic assault, first-degree burglary, and armed criminal action, holding that the evidence wa...

A-1 Premium Acceptance, Inc. v. Hunter  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC96672

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Lender’s application to compel arbitration and stay proceedings on the claims brought by Borrower, holding that the plain language of the parties’ arbitra...

In re Grado  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: SC96830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed the circuit court's judgment committing appellant to the custody of the Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act. The court held that appellant failed to...

In re Braddy  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: SC96851

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed the circuit court's judgment committing appellant to the department of mental health as a sexually violent predator. The court held that appellant failed to show how counsel was ine...

Latham v. State  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC96315

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the motion court overruling Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief, holding that Appellant’s postconviction counsel created a presumption of abandonment, and therefore, Ap...

State v. Holmsley  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC96770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of sodomy in the first degree and attempted sodomy in the first degree, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by failing to giv...

Shallow v. Follwell  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC96901

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court in favor of Defendant in this wrongful death medical negligence action, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion. Plaintiffs alleged that D...

State ex rel. Attorney General v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: SC96885

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s judgment dismissing the the claims filed by the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Petroleum Storage Tank insurance Fund, by and through the Missouri attorney general (collec...

Goldsby v. Lombardi  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC96639

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition asking the court to order the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with a release date for his life sentence...

Miller v. State  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC96754

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the motion court granting Respondent’s Maryland Rule 29.15 motion for postconviction relief and vacating the revocation of Respondent’s probation and imposition of sentences on...

McFadden v. State  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC96453

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the motion court’s judgment denying Appellant postconviction relief, holding that the motion court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law were not clearly erroneous. On appeal from the moti...

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