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Real Property: Use Of Lake – Prescriptive Easement – Adverse Possession

Where landowners sought a declaratory judgment that a lake located mostly on their property was a private, non-navigable waterway and their neighbor-defendants sought to establish an easement by prescription for use of the lake, the defendants’ use of the lake ...

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Civil Practice: Foreign Judgment – Execution – Tenants By The Entirety

Where a restaurant owner and his wife both contributed to the operation of the restaurant, consulted on major decisions, restaurant proceeds were deposited in a joint account and both owned the real estate, a bank with a judgment against the ...

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Appellate Practice: Pro Se Litigant – Inadequate Brief – Page Numbers

Where the brief of a pro se appellant in an unemployment compensation case lacked page references to the legal file and transcript, the brief failed to comply with Rule 84.04 and the appeal must be dismissed. Appeal is dismissed. Carlson ...

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Insurance: CGL Policy – New Definition – ‘Employee’

Where plaintiffs who sought recovery against a defendant-insurer for a judgment awarded against defendant’s insured in a negligence action that arose from an injury to plaintiff, who was a temporary employee of the insured, summary judgment for the defendant insurer ...

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Domestic Relations: Parental Rights – Termination – Abuse And Neglect

Where a mother could not provide a plausible explanation for life-threatening injuries suffered by one of her children while in the care of her boyfriend with whom the mother continued a relationship even after her children were taken into custody ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Proceedings – Motion To Reopen – Timeliness

Where a defendant filed his motion to reopen post-conviction proceedings more than 16 years after the judgment became final, defendant’s claim did not fall under the abandonment exception, so his motion was untimely and the court lacked jurisdiction for the ...

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Criminal Law: Interstate Agreement On Detainers – Guilty Plea – Waiver

Where defendant claimed the trial court lacked jurisdiction to accept his guilty plea because Missouri did not dispose of charges within the time period of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, the IAD did not cover the defendant because he was ...

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Civil Practice: Inconsistent Theories – Double Recovery – Hearsay

Where a commercial property owner and the property manager sued a roofing company after new roofs developed leaks, the plaintiffs could not sue the defendant to recover separately for damages resulting from the breach of contract and recover additional damages ...

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