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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant pleaded guilty, in accordance with a plea agreement, to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced to two concurrent 10-year sentences. Defendant unsuccessfully filed a motion for post-conviction relief, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel when ...

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Consumer Law: Missouri Merchandising Practices Act-Award of Rescission

Defendant appealed from the judgment in favor of the attorney general for defendants’ violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and from the award of “rescission” to the attorney general. The attorney general’s complaint alleged that defendants had sold a ...

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Domestic Relations: Settlement Agreement-Business Non-Compete-Contempt

Where a husband challenged a contempt judgment entered against him for actions that his ex-wife claimed violated the parties’ settlement agreement in connection with their lawn care businesses, there was no explicit directive in the agreements regarding the parties’ obligations ...

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Criminal Law: Constructive Possession-Sufficiency of Evidence-Accomplice Liability

Where a defendant, who was convicted of charges of possession of drugs and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, argued that the state failed to prove constructive possession, the defendant’s proximity as a passenger in the vehicle to drugs found during ...

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Arbitration: Motion to Compel-Buy-Sell Agreement-Delegation Clause

Where appellant challenged the denial of his motion to compel arbitration of claims for damages brought by the respondent, his former business partner, the issue of who determines the collateral estoppel effect of a prior arbitration award was an issue ...

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Probate: Trusts-Prior State Court Judgment-Jurisdiction

Plaintiff appealed from the dismissal of his action raising claims from a prior Minnesota state court judgment. Where district courts lacked authority to review state court judgments, the district court correctly dismissed plaintiff’s complaint for lack of jurisdiction. Judgment is ...

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