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Real Property: Annexation – Judicial Review – Noncontested Case

(1)Where a city sought judicial review of a boundary commission’s denial of an annexation proposal and the parties disputed whether the commission’s action should be reviewed as a contested or noncontested case, the proceeding was properly classified as noncontested because ...

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Labor: Nurses’ Strike – Unemployment Benefits – Unfair Labor Practices

  Where a hospital appealed a determination that nurses were eligible for unemployment benefits while they were on strike, a Missouri statute providing unemployment benefits to employees who strike when the employer has committed an unfair labor practice is not ...

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Criminal Law: Manslaughter – Voluntary Intoxication – Sex Offender Victim

(1)Where the state introduced evidence of defendant’s drinking in a voluntary manslaughter trial and the trial court gave the voluntary intoxication instruction to the jury, there was adequate evidence of intoxication to support the instruction, which was necessary to help ...

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Constitutional: Retirement Fund – Eligibility – Equal Protection

Where employees of a juvenile office challenged their statutory exclusion, as employees subject to hiring, supervision and firing by court or juvenile officer rather than by the county, from membership in the County Employees’ Retirement Fund, the eligibility requirements did ...

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Arbitration

  Where a daughter signed an arbitration agreement on behalf of her mother who was moving into a nursing home, the arbitration agreement did not prevent the woman’s son or daughter, who signed the agreement pursuant to a power of ...

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Administrative: Personal Care Assistance – Denial Of Benefits – Discrimination

Where a mentally and physically disabled woman whose mother received benefits for her care under the Personal Care Assistance program appealed the termination of the benefits when the statute was changed to exclude individuals with legal guardians, the new statute ...

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Criminal Law

Drug Charges Sufficiency Of Evidence Sentencing   Where witness testimony established that defendant made numerous drug deliveries, collected money and sold cocaine and an officer testified that defendant’s knowledge of a drug conspiracy’s dealings was more than that of a ...

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Constitutional: Inmate Suit – Wiccan Religious Practice – Time Limit

Where inmates sued under the Free Exercise clause claiming the prison’s limitation on their observance of a Wiccan religious holiday to three rather than eight hours was unconstitutional, the inmates failed to offer any evidence that the time limitation significantly ...

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