Supreme Court of Missouri Decisions 2022

Beyond Housing, Inc. v. Director of Revenue  
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC99051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the administrative hearing commission (AHC) finding beyond Housing, Inc. and Pagedale Town Center II, LLC (PTC II) qualify for sales and use tax exemptions as charitable…

Central Trust Bank v. Branch  
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC99297

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court in favor of Barbara and Alexis Branch on the Central Trust Bank's petition for a deficiency judgment in relation to a promissory note and security agreement…

Carfax, Inc. v. Director of Revenue  
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC99367

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) that the purchases by Carfax, Inc. of certain equipment used to create vehicle history reports (VHRs) were exempt from sales and use…

State ex rel. Swoboda v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC99000

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court issuing a permanent writ of mandamus in favor of Jim Swoboda, holding that the circuit court's decision was erroneous because Swoboda failed to establish that…

Johnson v. Icet  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC99441

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court that the solar energy system owned by Springfield Solar 1, LLC was tax-exempt as a "solar energy system not held for resale" pursuant to Mo. Rev. Stat.…

Schlafly v. Cori  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99358

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Son's action alleging that Daughter engaged in an abuse of process by filing a suit to invalidate portions of the Phyllis Schlafly Revocable Trust,…

March v. Treasurer of Missouri  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denying Claimant's claim for permanent total disability (PTD) benefits from the Second Injury Fund, holding that the Commission…

Bridgecrest Acceptance Corp. v. Donaldson  
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Numbers: SC99269, SC99270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the rulings of the circuit court denying Bridgecrest Acceptance Corporation's motions to dismiss or stay the counterclaims against it and to compel the matters to arbitration pursuant to an…

Poke v. Independence School District  
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: SC99384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's complaint against Independence School District alleging that he had been fired in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim,…

Giudicy v. Mercy Hospitals East Communities  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: SC99249

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's medical malpractice case without prejudice for failure to file an affidavit of merit within 180 days pursuant to Mo. Rev. Stat. 538.225,…

State v. Minor  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: SC99469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and three counts of incest and sentencing him to a total of eighty-seven years'…

State v. Collins  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: SC99211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of tampering with a judicial officer and second-degree harassment of his probation officer, holding that Defendant was not entitled to…

Jefferson County 9-1-1 Dispatch v. Plaggenberg  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC98904

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment on one of Respondent's three claims, holding that the circuit court's judgment was not a "final judgment" for…

City of Normandy v. Parson  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC98998

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court granting the State's Rule 74.06(b)(5) motion for relief from its 2016 judgment permanently enjoining the State from enforcing Mo. Rev. Stat. 67.287 and Mo. Rev.…

State v. Shepherd  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant for driving while intoxicated and sentencing him as a habitual offender, holding that the circuit court erred in sentencing Defendant as a…

State v. Straughter  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of assault and armed criminal action following a jury trial, holding that the circuit court prejudicially erred in failing to give the…

Jameson v. Still  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99279

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court entering summary judgment in favor of Alexis Still in this dispute over whether there was a settlement agreement between the parties, holding that there was no…

Klecka v. Treasurer of Missouri  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission reversing the administrative law judge's (ALJ) award of permanent and total disability (PTD) benefits against the Second Injury…

City of St. Louis v. State  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court sustaining the State's motion for judgment on the pleadings and dismissing Plaintiffs' action seeking a declaration that the Second Amendment Protection Act…

Doe v. Frisz  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99310

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for a writ of prohibition requesting that the circuit court prohibit Respondent from determining that he must register as a sex…

State v. Hollowell  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99332

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of fifteen counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a jury trial, holding that the circuit court committed reversible error by…

Car Credit, Inc. v. Pitts  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC99335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court confirming an arbitration award in favor of Car Credit, Inc., holding that the arbitration agreement was valid and that the circuit court did not err. Cathy…

All Star Awards & Ad Specialties, Inc. v. HALO Branded Solutions, Inc.  
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC99007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court reducing the jury's punitive damages award against HALO Branded Solutions, Inc., holding that the circuit court's application of the punitive damages cap in…

State v. Yount  
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC99317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court finding Defendant to be a dangerous offender and remanded the case for resentencing, holding that the State failed to plead all essential facts and introduce…

Fox v. State  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC98909

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court determining that Mo. Rev. Stat. 595.201, as applied to defense attorneys, is constitutionally invalid and that the passage of Senate Bill 569 (SB 569) was…

State v. Andrews  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC99063

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court sustaining Defendant's motion to dismiss one count of possession of a controlled substance, holding that the circuit court's decision to dismiss the possession…

Lexow v. Boeing Co.  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC99199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (Commission) reversing the administrative law judge's award and denying Claimant permanent total disability…

State ex rel. Barks v. Honorable Pelikan  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC99024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a preliminary writ of prohibition to Kimberly Barks preventing the disclosure of her medical records, holding that Barks did not waive the physician-patient privilege by pleading the affirmative…

City of Maryland Heights v. State  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC99098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court entering a declaratory judgment that Mo. Rev. Stat. 115.646 violated public officials' right to free speech and was void for vagueness, holding that the circuit…

No Bans on Choice v. Ashcroft  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC98879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court issuing a declaratory judgment invalidating Mo. Rev. Stat. 116.180 and 116.334.2, which prohibit the collection of referendum petition signatures before the…

State ex rel. Department of Health & Senior Services v. Slusher  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC99205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying the petition for a permanent writ of prohibition filed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, holding that the circuit court did not…

State v. Whitaker  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC98856

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court finding Defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action, holding that the circuit court erred in refusing to give a self-defense…

Allen v. State  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC98929

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the circuit court in this case brought by Pamela and Kelly Allen after Pamela fell down a flight of stairs in the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape…

Ferry v. Board of Education of Jefferson City Public School District  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC98959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court reversing the decision of the Board of Education of the Jefferson City Public School District to terminate Tammy Ferry's contract with the District, holding…

State v. Smith  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC99086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of two counts of statutory rape in the second degree, holding that the circuit court erred in permitting witness testimony via two-way…

In re C.A.R.A.  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC99231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court finding that Juvenile committed acts that would constituted first-degree statutory sodomy if committed by an adult, holding that the circuit court erroneously…

In re J.A.T.  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC99251

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the circuit court finding that J.A.T. committed acts that would constitute first-degree assault and armed criminal action if committed by an adult, holding that requiring J.A.T.…

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