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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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Administrative: Unemployment Benefits-Employment Status-Independent Contractors

  Where appellant challenged a finding that its CPR instructors were employees rather than independent contractors after a former instructor submitted a claim for unemployment benefits, the evidence showed that the appellant controlled the results of the instructors’ work as ...

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Property Law: Landlord-Tenant-Preclusion of Assignment and Sublease-Breach of Lease

Defendant rented a mobile home lot from plaintiff; the terms of the lease stated that the property could be occupied only by the named tenants and that the lease was not assignable or subleasable without plaintiff’s approval. Defendant and her ...

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Elections: Campaign Contribution Reform-Corporate-Administered PAC-Contributions from Corporate Treasury

  Plaintiff appealed the denial of its complaint for declaratory judgment to allow contributions from a corporation’s treasury to a PAC established or maintained by that corporation. Plaintiff argued that the trial court erred by ruling that the Campaign Contribution ...

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Family Law: Divorce-Equitable Distribution-Marital vs. Nonmarital Property

  Defendant appealed from the divorce judgment, arguing that the trial court erred by not including legal descriptions for the real estate included in the equitable distribution, by not awarding the parties their nonmarital property prior to distributing the marital ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief -Pro Se Statement-Denial of Due Process

  Petitioner appealed from the denial of his pro se post-conviction motion, arguing that the trial court violated his due process rights by accepting a statement in lieu of an amended motion filed by appointed post-conviction counsel because no attorney ...

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