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Unemployment Compensation: Hearing – Failure To Appear – Good Cause

Miller v. Rehnquist Design & Build, Inc. (MLW No. 60677/Case No. ED93897 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., J.) Where a claimant of unemployment compensation benefits appealed a decision that he left his work voluntarily, ...

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Unemployment Compensation: Denial Of Benefits – Voluntary Quit – Good Cause

Williams v. Dutchtown Care Center, Inc. (MLW No. 60678/Case No. ED93850 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Cohen, J.) Where a claimant of unemployment compensation called her employer to say she would not be reporting to work ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – DWI – Prior Conviction

State v. Carson (MLW No. 60679/Case No. ED91955 – 14 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Mooney, J.) Where a trial court used a defendant’s prior municipal court conviction for driving with excessive blood alcohol content to enhance his ...

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Unemployment Compensation: Denial Of Benefits – Voluntarily Quit – Good Cause

Turner v. Proffer Transportation, Inc. (MLW No. 60641/Case No. ED93773 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, P.J.) Where a truck driver, who was indefinitely suspended over an incident in which he allegedly failed to deliver a ...

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Unemployment Compensation: Denial Of Benefits – Misconduct – Rudeness

Comeaux v. Convergys Customer Management Group (MLW No. 60640/Case No. ED93900 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Baker, J.) Where an employee, who was fired for being rude to a potential customer on a phone call, was ...

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Tort: False Imprisonment – Respondeat Superior – Punitive Damages

Gibbs v. Blockbuster, Inc. (MLW No. 60644/Case No. ED93205 – 30 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Odenwald, P.J.) Where a plaintiff, who was arrested, charged with robbery and incarcerated for several months, sued a video store for false ...

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Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder – Identity – Deliberation

State v. Wren (MLW No. 60648/Case No. ED92962 – 22 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Gaertner Jr., J.) Where a defendant, who was convicted of first-degree murder following a drive-by shootout on an accomplice liability theory, contested the ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation – Videotaped Interview – Jury Deliberations

State v. Partain (MLW No. 60647/Case No. ED91872 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Gaertner Jr., J.) Where a trial court admitted at defendant’s trial on child molestation charges a videotape of the victim with a interviewer ...

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Appellate Practice: Voluntary Dismissal – Finality Of Judgment – Probate Case

In the Matter of: Alphonse Forbeck (MLW No. 60645/Case No. ED93195 – 20 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Gaertner, J.) Where a probate court approved the dismissal by petitioners of their petition for the appointment of a guardian, ...

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