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Dealership must possess car for false pretense coverage

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on March 10 upheld a circuit court ruling that an insurance company did not have to cover an auto dealership’s loss from a fraudulent purchase of a vehicle because the dealership did not ...

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Jury must reconsider if fatal shooting was justified

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

A Missouri appellate court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of fatally shooting an intoxicated and seemingly armed man outside a St. Louis bar. The Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled on Feb. 25 that a jury ...

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Franklin County ordered to fund juvenile court

In a move that is likely to evoke déjà vu for some Franklin County residents, a Missouri appeals court has ordered the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to fully fund the 20th Judicial Circuit Court’s juvenile court budget. The Feb. ...

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Eastern District panel reverses denial of fees in Sunshine suit

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A judgment in a Jefferson County Sunshine Law case has resulted in a partial reversal from a Missouri appeals court, which ruled that a requester is entitled to fees to defend himself in a declaratory-judgment action. In the same Feb. ...

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Fog line crossing justified traffic stop, Supreme Court rules

Missouri Supreme Court

A motorist’s brief crossing of a fog line on Interstate 70 was enough to justify a traffic stop that led to his conviction for possession of a controlled substance, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled. In a 5-2 ruling on ...

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Missouri Supreme Court issues more opinions — and faster — in 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court ended 2019 a bit more productive, slightly less divided and a little quicker than in the previous year. The court issued 33 written opinions in the latter half of 2019, bringing the year’s total to 75. ...

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