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Real Property: Lease Agreement – Materiality Of Breach – Summary Judgment

Premier Golf Missouri v. Staley Land Company (MLW No. 58902/Case No. WD69341 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ellis, J.) Where a golf club and adjacent homeowners’ association disputed provisions of a lease and development agreement concerning ...

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Domestic Relations: Grandparent Visitation – Parental Rights – Standing

In the Matter of C.A.C., Z.C., L.C. and J.C. v. R.C. and J.C. (MLW No. 58899/Case No. WD69923 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ellis, J.) Where maternal grandparents appealed a judgment terminating their daughter’s parental rights ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Support – Modification – Emancipation

Hoffman-Francis v. Francis (MLW No. 58901/Case No. WD69498 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.) Where a mother objected to the emancipation of her son, the mother’s evidence was insufficient to show the son was insolvent ...

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Civil Practice: Default Judgment – Motion To Set Aside – Notice

Unifund CCR Partners v. Rodgers (MLW No.58900/Case No. WD69660 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.) Where a defendant in an action on a credit card account asserted that she was not notified of a new ...

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Banks and Banking: Guaranty Claim – Lay Witness – Handwriting Evidence

Farmers State Bank of Northern Missouri v. Huffaker (MLW No. 58903/Case No. WD68861 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.) Where a bank employee testified as a lay witness to establish that a wife signed a ...

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Real Property: Cemetery Access – County Road – Annexed Property

Orla Holman Cemetery, Inc. v. The Robert Plaster Trust, et al. (MLW No. 58914/Case No. SD28304 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, J.) Where a village annexed property that included a cemetery and an access road ...

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Municipal: Ordinance Procedure – Unsafe Property – Special Tax Bill

Village of Blodgett v. Rhymer (MLW No. 58896/Case No. SD28964 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Burrell, P.J.) Where a village issued a special tax bill against defendant’s property after the village used municipal funds to clean ...

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Insurance: Uninsured Motorist – Phantom Vehicle – Slip-And-Fall Accident

Edwards v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company (MLW No. 58894/Case No. SD28802 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, J.) Where a plaintiff who was injured when she slipped and fell allegedly in transmission fluid filed a claim ...

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Criminal Law: Voir Dire – Right Not To Testify

State v. Chaddock (MLW No. 58893/Case No. SD29079 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Burrell, P.J.) Where a prosecutor told potential jurors during voir dire that the judge would give an instruction on the defendant’s right not ...

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