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Contracts: Construction Contract – Breach Of Contract – Statute Of Limitations

Where in a dispute over a construction contract the developer claimed the escrow agent breached an express trust and breached an obligation to pay vendors, subcontractors and suppliers by failing to ensure that payments were properly disbursed, the causes of ...

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Real Property: Redevelopment – Tax Increment Financing – School District Challenge

Where a school district challenged a city’s adoption of an ordinance authorizing the use of tax-increment financing for a redevelopment project, summary judgment in favor of the city and developer is affirmed because the city showed an inadequate street layout, ...

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Administrative: Medical License – Judicial Review – Timeliness

Where a doctor sought judicial review of a disciplinary order of his medical license, the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the matter because of the doctor’s failure to timely file the petition. Preliminary order in prohibition made absolute. State Board ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Statutory Amendments – Constitutional Challenge – Exclusivity Clause

(1)Where labor organizations brought a constitutional challenge to the 2005 amendments to the workers’ compensation law, the organizations lacked standing to raise eight of their claims because the claims will not be ripe for review until the meaning of the ...

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Employer – Employee: Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment – MHRA

(1)Where an employee brought claims of hostile environment and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the case of Daugherty v. City of Maryland Heights provides the standard for surviving summary judgment on both types of claims and the burden-shifting ...

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Criminal Law: Death Penalty Case – Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel

Where a defendant convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death argued that his counsel was ineffective for multiple reasons including counsel’s failure to obtain a scan of the defendant’s brain, the  motion court properly denied defendant’s motion for post-conviction ...

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