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Criminal Law: Drug Possession – Sufficiency Of Evidence – Joint Control

State v. Richardson (MLW No. 59792/Case No. SD29434 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Rahmeyer, J.) Even though a defendant and his wife had joint control of their home, the state showed that defendant had constructive possession ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Maximum Term – New Legislation

Barr v. Steele (MLW No. 59774/Case No. SD29691 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, per curiam) Where one month before a defendant pleaded guilty to stealing anhydrous ammonia the classification of the crime changed under new legislation, ...

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Probate: Sexual Predator – Jury Instruction

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Theodore Ginnery (MLW No. 59775/Case No. SD29340 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Rahmeyer, J.) Where a man found to be a sexually violent predator argued that the ...

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Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder – Sufficiency Of Evidence – Deliberation

State v. Attwood (MLW No. 59771/Case No. SD29358 – 3 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Scott, J.) Where defendant brought a gun to a fight, pulled it on occupants of a car from 15 feet away, pointed it ...

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Civil Practice: Default Judgment – Personal Jurisdiction – ‘Purposeful Availment’

Peoples Bank v. Frazee (MLW No. 59769/Case No. SD29547 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Scott, C.J.) Where a defendant in a civil case challenged the registration in Missouri of an Oklahoma default judgment against him, Oklahoma ...

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Appellate Practice: Rule 84.04 – Inadequate Brief

State ex rel. Koster v. Allen (MLW No. 59772/Case No. SD29022 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Barnes, Sr. J.) Where the brief of an appellant in an unauthorized-practice-of-law case included a 24-page statement of facts, through ...

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Taxation: Personal Property Tax – Domicile – RV Dweller

Johnson v. Otey (MLW No. 59745/Case No. SD29664 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Scott, C.J.) Where a taxpayer who lived in an RV with Missouri plates argued that he did not owe personal property tax for ...

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