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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Verdict Director-Unanimous Verdict

Where evidence showed that the defendant in a child-molestation case touched the victim on at least two separate incidents, the verdict director submitted failed to differentiate between the separate acts in a way that ensured that the jury unanimously convicted ...

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Employment Law: Discrimination-Failure to Controvert

  Where an assistant retail-store manager, who was fired based on complaints of unprofessional and inappropriate conduct from subordinate employees, brought discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer, summary judgment for the defendants is affirmed because the plaintiff failed ...

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Criminal Law: Multi-Count Indictment-Dismissal of Count-Multiple Punishments

Where the state challenged a trial court’s dismissal of one of two counts in the state’s information in lieu of indictment against a criminal defendant, the defendant’s motion to dismiss the state’s interlocutory appeal for lack of jurisdiction is denied, ...

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Civil Practice: Civil Contempt-Ability to Purge-Ordinance Violation

Where a property owner challenged a civil contempt ruling that arose from his failure to comply with the requirements of a permanent injunction entered against him due to violations of zoning and right-of-way regulations, substantial evidence supported the trial court’s ...

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Family Law: Child Custody-Modification-Sufficiency Of Evidence

  Where a mother challenged a trial court’s modification of child custody and child support, the judgment is reversed because no evidence was presented at the hearing on the father’s motion regarding custody to show a change in the circumstances ...

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Civil: Sunshine Law-Jurisdiction

  Where a school district sent a county coroner a written request for records under the Missouri Sunshine Law, which was denied and challenged by the school district, the appellate court lacked jurisdiction over the appeal because the trial court’s ...

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