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Hurst v. Nissan North America, Inc.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC95707

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court in this class action finding that every class member suffered damage as a result of alleged misrepresentations on the part of Nissan North American, Inc. and ent...

In re T.T.G.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment terminating Mother’s parental rights to her twin girls and approving the adoption of the twins by their foster parents, holding that clear, cogent and convincing ev...

State ex rel. Windeknecht v. Mesmer  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC96159, SC96160, SC96165, SC96187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied habeas relief to Petitioners, four individuals, who were incarcerated for their convictions for the class C felony of stealing property worth $500 or more but less than $25,000, in violation of M...

S.S.S. v. C.V.S.  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court terminating Father’s parental rights to Child and granting the petition for the adoption filed by Mother and Stepfather. The circuit court concluded that Fathe...

Dennis v. Riezman Berger, P.C.  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: SC96038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellants’ petitions against Respondents for failure to state a claim for relief. The circuit court ruled that the petitions, which alleged, in part...

Mantia v. Missouri Department of Transportation  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC95885

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission awarding Employee workers’ compensation benefits representing fifty percent permanent partial disability of the body as a whole...

Gittemeier v. State  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC95953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the motion court overruling Appellant’s amended motion for postconviction relief filed under Mo. R. Crim. P. 29.15. On appeal, the State asserted that the motion court erred by...

Hall v. State  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC96079

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the motion court overruling Appellant’s Rule 24.035 motion challenging her felony conviction for driving while intoxicated. The motion court overruled the motion after holding an...

Barron v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC96151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court awarding Maddison Schmidt $15 million in compensatory damages and $23 million in punitive damages for her personal injury claim. The court held that the circui...

Hanson v. Carroll  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC96179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment dismissing the petition of Grandparents for visitation and custody of their grandson, over whom Guardians had guardianship. The circuit court concluded that Grandpa...

State v. Johnson  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC95481

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the sentences imposed upon Defendant after the circuit court convicted him of thirteen counts stemming from the sexual abuse of his two step-daughters and his biological daughter. At sentencing...

State ex rel. Tivol Plaza, Inc. v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC95758, SC95759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court judgments denying two employers’ requests for permanent writs of mandamus against the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR). The circuit court rejected Employers’ argumen...

Bartlett v. Missouri Department of Insurance  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC96212

Justia Opinion Summary: Two former employees of the Missouri Department of Insurance (collectively, Employees) filed a petition in Jackson County circuit court requesting a writ of mandamus directing the Department and its director (collectivel...

St. Louis Rams LLC v. Director of Revenue  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: SC95910

Justia Opinion Summary: The Administrative Hearing Commission erred in finding that the St. Louis Rams did not have to pay sales tax on the entertainment license tax (ELT) they included and collected from ticket purchasers as the amount paid fo...

Thomas v. Mercy Hospitals East Communities  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: SC96034

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court did not abuse its discretion by allowing prospective juror 24 to serve on the jury in this medical negligence case. Following a jury trial, the trial court entered judgment in favor of defendant hospita...

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