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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Life Imprisonment

Where a defendant, who was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murders of his grandparents when he was 19, challenged Section 565.020 as unconstitutional as applied to him, the court is ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Death Sentence-Abandonment

Where a defendant sentenced to death in a first-degree murder case challenged the denial of post-conviction relief, the defendant’s trial counsel made reasonable strategic decisions, and there was no abandonment by post-conviction counsel, so the denial of relief is affirmed ...

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Negligence: Medical Malpractice-Statute of Limitations-Continuing-Care Doctrine

Where plaintiffs brought a medical malpractice action against a clinic and a doctor claiming that the doctor provided negligent post-operative care following an ovarian cyst-removal procedure, allegedly resulting in an infection and infertility, the two-year statute of limitations began running ...

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Constitutional Law: Picketing-Labor Negotiations-Severance

Where dispatchers claimed statutory prohibitions against picketing violated constitutional rights to equal protection, free speech, peaceable assembly and collective bargaining under the Missouri Constitution, and the trial court declared Section 105.585(2) unconstitutional and enjoined the defendants from applying the prohibition ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Denial of Benefits-Evidence of Unusual Hazard or Risk

Claimant appealed from the denial of workers’ compensation benefits, which she sought after suffering a fall at work when she slipped on her school’s linoleum floor. Where claimant failed to show a particularly hazardous condition of the floor, her inability ...

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Administrative Law: Sales Tax-Resale Exemption

Petitioner sought review of the administrative hearing decision that ruled petitioner was not entitled to the resale exception from sales tax and therefore was liable for tax on furnishings it sold to a hotel chain for use in guest rooms. ...

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Employment: Workers’ Compensation-Mesothelioma Benefits

Claimants appealed from the denial of their claim for enhanced mesothelioma benefits, after decedent’s work for employer exposed him to inhalable asbestos fibers. Where an employer was required to make an affirmative act to elect to accept enhanced mesothelioma liability, ...

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