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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief – Insufficient Record – Failure To File

Hartman v. State (MLW No. 58868/Case No. SD29174 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Lynch, C.J.) Where a defendant failed to file with the appellate court the transcript or legal file from the underlying criminal trial, both ...

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Contracts: Construction – Subcontractor Agreement – Sufficiency Of Evidence

Hilles v. Thomas (MLW No. 58858/Case No. SD29152 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Scott, P.J.) Where a subcontractor in the drywall business asked another drywall crew to help with a job and the homeowners paid the ...

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Civil Practice: Contempt Order – Purge – Finality Of Judgments

Edmondson v. Edwards (MLW No. 58864/Case No. SD28765/SD28810 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Barney, J.) Where an ongoing dispute between neighboring landowners over water rights resulted in judgment allowing the defendants an option to purge themselves ...

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Real Property: Unlawful Detainer – Affirmative Defense – Statute Of Limitations

JP Morgan Chase Bank v. Tate (MLW No. 58876/Case No. ED91138 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., P.J.) Where a bank that purchased homeowners’ property at a foreclosure sale filed a petition for unlawful detainer ...

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Employer – Employee: Retaliatory Discharge – Damages – Attorney’s Fees

Williams v. Trans States Airlines, Inc. (MLW No. 58872/Case No. ED91286 – 40 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Odenwald, P.J.) (1)Where a flight attendant sued her employer for harassment and retaliatory discharge after she was fired allegedly for ...

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Criminal Law: Voir Dire – Sufficiency Of Evidence – Persistent Offender

State v. McGee (MLW No. 58877/Case No. ED90630 – 34 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Cohen, J.) (1)Where a prosecutor asked during vo ir dire if anyone knew the defendant by one of several other names and the ...

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Criminal Law: Double Jeopardy – Robbery Charges – Effectiveness Of Counsel

State v. Bohlen (MLW No. 58757/Case No. ED46436-01 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Cohen, J.) Where a defendant was charged and convicted of three counts of robbery, separating the robbery of the store manager for robbery ...

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Appellate Practice: Notice Of Appeal – Timeliness – Order Of Protection

Redden v. Redden (MLW No. 58870/Case No. ED91828 – 3 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Baker, C.J.) Where a defendant appealed the entry of a full order of protection against him, the notice of appeal was untimely, so ...

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