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Arbitration: Motion To Compel-Consideration-Delegation Provision

Where a genealogy service, which was sued by plaintiffs who claimed that their private health information was released without permission, sought to compel arbitration, the parties delegated threshold questions of arbitrability to the arbitrator, and the trial court erred in ...

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Administrative: Real Estate Sales License-Denial Of Application-Probationary License

Where the Real Estate Commission challenged the Administrative Hearing Commission’s grant of a probationary license to an applicant for a Missouri real estate sales license, the trial court’s judgment reversing the decision is reversed because the grant of the probationary ...

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Employment Law: MHRA-Right-To-Sue Letter-Subject-Matter Jurisdiction

Where a trial court dismissed a defendant employer’s motion to dismiss in an age-discrimination action, agreeing with the employer’s argument that the court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction because there was not an allegation in the petition that the plaintiff had received ...

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Criminal Law: Felony Nonsupport-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for felony criminal nonsupport, there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction because the state was not required to establish as an essential element that the total arrearage accrued within a three-year period. Judgment ...

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Civil Rights: Public Accommodation-Sovereign Immunity-Liability Insurance

Where a plaintiff, who claimed that she was sexually harassed and assaulted as a kindergartner by other students, sued the school district and three employees, and the school district sought summary judgment on the basis that sovereign immunity barred the ...

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Criminal Law: Robbery-Jury Instruction-‘Dangerous Instrument’

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for first-degree robbery, the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction, but the trial court erred by omitting the definition of “dangerous instrument” from the instruction, so the judgment is reversed and remanded for ...

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