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Recent Decisions From the Supreme Court of Missouri

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...

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...

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