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Supreme Court Transfers

The Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of eight cases in August, but denied requests for the transfer of 71 others. Six of the transfers were granted in civil cases; two were in criminal cases. In addition, one criminal case was ...

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Trial Reports

Auto Accident Type of Action: Personal injury Type of Injuries: Dislocated jaw, numb tongue and subtle brain dysfunction Court/Case #/Date: Christian County Circuit Court/CV192-328CC/July 7-9 Caption: Johnson v. Moody Judge or Jury Case: Jury Name of Judge: Judge James L. ...

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Liability For Surface Water Runoff

‘Common Enemy’ Doctrine Abandoned By High Court Where the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission condemned land and constructed a highway bypass but used an inadequate culvert which caused flooding, the Commission cannot rely on the surface water “common enemy doctrine” ...

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Defamation Law Changed By Supreme Court Ruling

Where a college vice-president told news reporters that an academic evaluator was homosexual, adulterous, unchaste and had abused her position with the state, the evaluator could sue without regard to the historic distinction between defamation per se and defamation per ...

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$1,250,000 Verdict Lost

A $1,250,000 verdict against a part-supplier was struck down by the United States Court of Appeals’ Eighth Circuit which concluded that Missouri courts would not extend liability to the supplier of a non-defective part that became dangerous only when assembled ...

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Practice Tip

Real Property Judgment Lien Valid Even If Clerk Fails To Index Judgment Your client Bertha Buyer comes to you. She has just bought Blackacre and Greenacre in counties A and B respectively, and she has just discovered to her great ...

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