Supreme Court of Missouri Decisions 2017

Propst v. State  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC96032

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the motion court’s judgment dismissing Appellant’s Rule 24.035 motion, which was filed one day late, as untimely. On appeal, Appellant argued that a narrow exception applies to allow the date...

White v. Conagra Packaged Foods, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC96041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denying workers’ compensation for the death of Patricia White’s husband, Ulysses. Ulysses suffered a fatal cardiovascular event whi...

State ex rel. Bayer Corp. v. Honorable Joan L. Moriarty  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC96189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition sought by Bayer Corporation and related entities (collectively, Bayer) directing the circuit court to dismiss nonresident Plaintiffs’ claims in a petition alleging personal...

State v. Shanklin  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96008

Justia Opinion Summary: Article I, section 35 of the Missouri Constitution, which protects “the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices” does not create a new constitutional right to engage in the illegal drug...

Brainchild Holdings, LLC v. Cameron  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96376

Justia Opinion Summary: Despite the recent amendments to rent and possession suits, the legislature’s removal of the right to a trial de novo with the possibility of a jury at the circuit court in rent and possession cases still results in part...

Reed v. Reilly Co., LLC  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96499

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition seeking declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and damages against his former employer (Employer). After he was terminated, App...

State v. Prince  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC96524

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of first-degree murder, felony abuse of a child, and forcible sodomy. The circuit court sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without t...

State ex rel. Fennewald v. Honorable Patricia S. Joyce  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: SC96219

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted mandamus relief to Relator, who sought to resign, revoke, or withdraw the circuit court’s medical authorization order authorizing the release of the decedent’s medical records, holding that the...

State ex rel. Regional Convention & Sports Complex Authority v. Honorable Michael D. Burton  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: SC96225

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court declined to grant mandamus relief to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, which sought a writ to compel the circuit court to stay arbitration of the Authority’s claims in its petition f...

State ex rel. Zahnd v. Honorable James W. Van Amburg  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC96378, SC96382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted writs of prohibition directing the circuit court to vacate its orders sustaining Mo. Sup. Ct. R. 29.12(b) motions and amending the stealing convictions and sentences of Jesse Nelson and Jack Wal...

State ex rel. Pinkerton v. Honorable Joel P. Fahnestock  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC94822

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven Pinkerton sought a writ of mandamus or prohibition requiring the circuit court to overrule a motion to compel arbitration filed by the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (the school). After Pinkerton graduated from...

Doe Run Resources Corp. v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC96107

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court entering summary judgment in favor of the Doe Run Resources Corporation in this insurance coverage dispute. Doe Run was sued by several minor plaintiffs allege...

Sun Aviation, Inc. v. L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Inc.  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC96280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the circuit court’s judgment in favor of Sun Aviation, Inc. on the complaint filed by L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Inc. for violations of various provisions of the Merchandising...

State ex rel. Fite v. Honorable Laura Johnson  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC96474

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court concluded that the circuit court exceeded its authority by sustaining Robby Ledford’s Rule 29.07(d) motion to withdraw his plea of guilty to felony stealing and resentencing him as a misdemeanor offende...

Bearden v. State  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC96515

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the motion court overruling Appellant’s amended Rule 24.035 motion for post-conviction relief without an evidentiary hearing and remanded the case, holding that Appellant’s amen...

State v. Clay  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: SC96016

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Appellant of murder in the second degree and armed criminal action. The court held (1) Appellant’s claim that the self-defense instruction submitted w...

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...

Nevils v. Group Health Plan, Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC93134

Justia Opinion Summary: Nevils was a federal employee insured through a plan governed by the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act (FEHBA) when she was injured in an automobile accident. Coventry paid her medical expenses and asserted a subrogat...

Carr v. Wallace  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC93487

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983, Carr was convicted capital murder for killing his brother, stepmother, and stepsister when he was 16 years old. He was sentenced to three concurrent terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for...

State v. Sanders  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC94865

Justia Opinion Summary: Sanders was convicted of murder in the second degree and is serving a sentence of life imprisonment for the murder of Sherilyn Hill (RSMo section 565.021.1). Consistent with the indictment, the trial court instructed th...

State v. Jensen  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC95280

Justia Opinion Summary: Jorgensen knocked Stout unconscious. Jorgensen and Jensen beat Stout with their fists and baseball bats and stomped on his head, chest, and midsection, then dragged him into the woods and left him for dead. The next day,...

Willbanks v. Missouri Department of Corrections  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC95395

Justia Opinion Summary: Willbanks was 17 years old when he was charged with kidnapping, first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, and three counts of armed criminal action, based on a carjacking. He was convicted and sentenced t...

State v. Brown  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC95430

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown went to Whitehead’s apartment and requested that Whitehead come outside. Whitehead recognized Brown and followed him downstairs. As they reached an exterior door, Brown pointed a gun at Whitehead and fired. Whiteh...

State v. Smith  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC95461

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith was arrested after a string of break-ins at Sedalia businesses and was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of felony stealing, and one count of proper...

State v. Nathan  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC95473

Justia Opinion Summary: In connection with a home-invasion robbery and murder, Nathan, 16 years old, was convicted on 26 counts. Pursuant to RSMo 565.020.2, the court sentenced Nathan to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus fiv...

Bishop & Associates, LLC v. Ameren Corp.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95658

Justia Opinion Summary: Bishop & Associates, LLC (B&A) filed an action against Ameren Corp. and others (collectively, Defendants) alleging wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and other claims after Ameren terminated its relationshi...

In re Care & Treatment of Kirk  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95752

Justia Opinion Summary: Carl Kirk was committed to the custody of the Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA), Mo. Rev. Stat. 632.480 through 632.525. On appeal, the court of appeals transferred the case to th...

Johnson v. Auto Handling Corp.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95777

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Johnson brought a products liability case against Cottrell Inc. and Auto Handling Corp. At the conclusion of Johnson’s case the trial court directed a verdict in favor of Auto Handling on all of Johnson’s theories...

McKay v. State  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95909

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of sale of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of firearms. Defendant filed a motion for postconviction relief. The motion was premature because it was filed...

In re Care & Treatment of Nelson  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC95975

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Department of Mental Health under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA), Mo. Rev. Stat. 632.480 through 632.525. On appeal, the court of appeals transferred the case to th...

In re: Ryan J. McMillin, Respondent.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC96223
State ex rel. Delf v. Honorable Darrell E. Missey  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: SC95800

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in overruling Christine Delf’s motion to enforce her plea agreement or in failing to permit Self to withdraw her guilty plea, as the court’s ruling comported with Mo. R. Cri...

State ex rel. Merrell v. Honorable Robert Craig Carter  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: SC95932

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, who was charged with multiple sex offenses, moved to disqualify the prosecuting attorney on the grounds that the prosecutor’s office obtained and disclosed phone calls made by Defendant to his attorneys from t...

Newsome v. Kansas City, Missouri School District  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95538

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court awarded Plaintiff $500,000 in damages on his claim against the Kansas City School District for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. The Supreme Court remitted the award to $403,189 and affi...

City of Normandy v. Greitens  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95624

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a petition against the State for declaratory judgment alleging that provisions of Senate Bill 5 violated the special laws provision in the Hancock Amendment to the Missouri Constitution, and five other c...

Wilson v. Patel  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95890

Justia Opinion Summary: If evidence of alleged informed consent is introduced at trial, it should be subject to a withdrawal instruction because the evidence is irrelevant and can only mislead the jury in a medical malpractice case based on neg...

State ex rel. Hawley  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC95906

Justia Opinion Summary: This original proceeding in certiorari stemmed from George Fisher’s pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect (NGRI) in two separate cases, one originating in Audrain County and the other in Jackson Count...

Armstrong-Trotwood, LLC v. State Tax Commission of Missouri  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC96126

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, who owned residential property located entirely in St. Louis County, argued that Jefferson and Franklin counties systematically undervalued property in those counties, causing Appellants to bear a disproporti...

Watson v. State  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: SC95665

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed a Mo. R. Crim. P. 29.15 motion for post-conviction relief approximately sixteen months after the court of appeals issued its mandate affirming Defendant’s conviction for first-degree robbery, despite the...

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-...

In re A.L.R.  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95939

Justia Opinion Summary: When Child was not yet one year old, Grandfather filed a petition to establish a guardianship and conservatorship jointly in two cousins, alleging that Mother was unable or unfit to assume the duties of guardianship. Aft...

Cooperative Home Care, Inc. v. City of St. Louis  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Number: SC95401

Justia Opinion Summary: St. Louis City’s Ordinance 70078 establishes a citywide local minimum wage. The trial court invalidated the Ordinance because it requires a higher minimum wage than the state requires in Mo. Rev. Stat. 290.502. In so rul...

DePriest v. State  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC95483, SC95484

Justia Opinion Summary: David DePriest and Natalie DePriest, brother and sister, were charged separately with offenses arising from their cultivation of marijuana plants. The DePriests were represented by the same counsel throughout their separ...

State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Hon. Colleen Dolan  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Number: SC95514

Justia Opinion Summary: Russel Parker, an Indiana resident, brought a personal injury action against Norfolk Southern Railway Company, a Virginia corporation, under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, alleging cumulative trauma sustained duri...

Holm v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Number: SC95755

Justia Opinion Summary: David and Crystal Holm filed a wrongful foreclosure action against Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. for allegedly foreclosing on their home without right. The Holms also filed a quiet title action against Freddie Mac, whi...

State ex rel. Greitens v. American Tobacco Co.  
Date: February 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95422

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, 52 U.S. states and territories entered into the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with tobacco manufacturers (PMs), which released the PMs from tobacco-related consumer protection and product liability lawsuits...

TracFone Wireless, Inc. v. Director of Revenue  
Date: February 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC95785

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, TracFone Wireless, Inc. sought refunds of the difference between the sales tax it paid on its sales to Missouri residents and the use tax it believes it should have paid, arguing that it qualified for the “in co...

Harter v. Director of Revenue  
Date: January 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC95532

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commission determined that Charles and Mary Harter improperly calculated their income eligibility for purposes of the Property Tax Credit (PTC), under sections 135.010 to 135.035 of RSMO Supp., and found that the ent...

State ex rel. Kendrick Tipler v. The Honorable Michael Gardner  
Date: January 31, 2017
Docket Number: SC95655

Justia Opinion Summary: The court quashed its preliminary writ of prohibition to consider relator's claim that the new rule of evidence set forth in the 2014 amendment to article I, section 18(c) of the Missouri Constitution could not be applie...

City of Kansas City v. Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: SC95368

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a proposed ordinance establishing a minimum wage for Kansas City. The City of Kansas City filed an action seeking to have the trial court order the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners an...

State v. Twitty  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: SC95818

Justia Opinion Summary: After a court-tried criminal trial, Defendant was found guilty of possession of a chemical with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Defendant appealed, arguing that the State did not present sufficient evid...

In re Interest of J.P.B.  
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC95602

Justia Opinion Summary: A juvenile officer filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of Father, who was in prison, and Mother. After a trial, the circuit court entered a judgment terminating both parents’ parental rights. The court foun...

In re Honorable Christina Kunza Mennemeyer  
Date: January 3, 2017
Docket Number: SC95938

Justia Opinion Summary: The director of the Missouri State Public Defender System filed a complaint against the Honorable Christina Kunza Mennemeyer (Respondent), alleging, inter alia, a judicial practice of deliberately postponing the appointm...

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