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Civil Rights: Sex Discrimination-Public Accommodation-Transgender Student

  Where a transgender student sued a school district and its board arguing that the denial of access to the boys’ restrooms and locker room was discrimination on the grounds of his sex in the use of a public accommodation, ...

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Torts: Product Liability-Severance of Plaintiffs-Writ of Prohibition

Plaintiffs filed suit against relators alleging they manufactured and sold talc powder that caused plaintiffs to develop ovarian cancer. Relators moved to sever, arguing the various plaintiffs’ claims should be transferred to St. Louis County or the plaintiffs’ home districts. ...

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Criminal Law: Discharge from Probation-Earned Compliance Credits-Failure to Pay Court-Ordered Restitution

Defendants in underlying criminal cases were convicted and ordered to pay restitution and court costs as a condition of their probation. The state moved to revoke defendants’ probation for failure to keep current with their payments, but the circuit court ...

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Civil Rights: Informed Consent Law-Religious Freedom Restoration Act-Establishment Clause

Plaintiff sought injunctive relief against pre-abortion requirements of the Missouri Informed Consent Law. Plaintiff did not argue that compliance would place an undue burden on her right to an abortion but instead violated her rights under the Establishment Clause and ...

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Civil Practice: Default Judgment-Garnishment-Revival of Judgment

Plaintiff obtained a default judgment against defendant and served defendant’s employment to garnish defendant’s wages. Shortly before 10 years had passed after the last payment, plaintiff moved to revive judgment. The circuit court denied the motion as untimely. Where garnishment ...

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Administrative: Sales Tax Election-Standing to Challenge-Writ of Mandamus to Enter Judgment

Relator filed suit against defendants contesting the results of a sales tax election under the Community Improvement District Act. Defendants moved to dismiss arguing the CID Act did not create a right of action to challenge a sales tax election. ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Timeliness-Abandonment

Where a defendant’s amended motion for post-conviction relief was untimely filed and the motion court made no independent inquiry into whether the defendant was abandoned by post-conviction counsel, the judgment is reversed and remanded for the appropriate inquiry. Judgment is ...

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