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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...

Heifetz v. Apex Clayton, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC96514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiffs on their claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and the award of punitive damages. On appeal, Defendant argued that th...

Milner v. State  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC96909

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the motion court dismissing Appellant’s Mo. R. Crim. P. 24.035 motion for post-conviction relief without an evidentiary hearing and remanded the case with instructions to the mo...

Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC v. Public Service Commission  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC96993

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether consent is required from would-be affected counties before the Missouri Public Service Commission can issue a line certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) pursuant to the statute governing lin...

Kohner Properties, Inc. v. Johnson  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC95944

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court entered in favor of Kohner Properties, Inc. in this rent-and-possession action, holding that circuit courts may exercise discretion on a case-by-case basis to...

Missouri Public Service Commission v. Union Electric Co.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC96222

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Missouri Public Service Commission determining that the term “methodology” as used in Rule 20.093(1)(F) means not only the formula used to compute a sum (i.e., the variables...

Hill v. Missouri Department of Conservation  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC96739

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court in favor of Respondents in this declaratory and injunctive relief action challenging a series of regulatory amendments proposed by the Missouri Conservation Co...

Griffitts v. Old Republic Insurance Co.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC96740

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erroneously declared the law when it concluded that an employee’s violation of employer’s rules regarding vehicle operation were sufficient to preclude coverage under the omnibus clause of the employer’...

Curtis v. Missouri Democratic Party  
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: SC97244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court quashing its preliminary order in mandamus against the Missouri Democratic Party and its chair and the secretary of state (collectively, Respondents), holding...

State v. Perry  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC96087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court overruling Defendant’s motions to suppress evidence and sentencing Defendant to eight years’ imprisonment in connection with his conviction for possession of a...

State v. Pierce  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC96095

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of one count of possession of child pornography and sentencing him to fifteen years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Defendant argued (1) the ci...

Booker v. State  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC96184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the motion court overruling, without a hearing, Defendant’s Mo. R. Crim. P. 24.035 motion for postconviction relief from his conviction for assault in the first degree and thirt...

Nowden v. Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control, Missouri Department of Public Safety  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC96496

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment granting summary judgment in favor of the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and dismissing Appellant’s first amended pe...

State ex rel. Robison v. Lindley-Myers  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC96719

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court quashing its preliminary writ in mandamus and denying Bryan Robison’s request for a permanent writ against the director of the Department of Insurance, Financi...

Gall v. Steele  
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: SC96188

Justia Opinion Summary: In this declaratory judgment action brought against Judge Russell E. Steele and Judge Kristie Swaim challenging two amendments to a consolidation agreement the parties entered into in 2008, the Supreme Court reversed the...

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