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Jun 24, 2019

Criminal Law: Appeal Waiver-Validity

CWhere a defendant who pleaded guilty in a drug-conspiracy case challenged his sentence as substantively unreasonable, the appeal waiver executed as part of the plea agreement was valid and enforceable and applicable to the issues that the defendant raised, so the appeal is dismissed. Appeal is dismissed. U.S. v. Bowers (MLW No. 73401/Case No. 18-3632 […]

Nov 28, 2018

Real Property:Foreclosure Sale-Validity-Attorney’s Fees

Where property owners challenged the validity of a foreclosure sale of their real property, the successor trustee conducted a valid foreclosure sale through an authorized employee, so summary judgment for the bank and successor trustee was proper, but the court declines to consider the merits of the bank’s cross appeal concerning the denial of its […]

May 24, 2018

Administrative : Taxation –  Notice Of Deficiency – Validity

Muncy v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (MLW No. 71674/Case No. 17-2576 – 3 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Benton, J.)

May 9, 2018

Intellectual Property : Trademark Dispute –  Infringement  – Validity

ZW USA, Inc. v. PWD Systems, LLC (MLW No. 71618/Case No. 16-3999 – 12 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.)

Dec 28, 2017

Employer – Employee : Severance Agreement – Validity –  Arbitration

Sanders v. Calvert’s Express Auto Service & Tire, Inc. (MLW No. 71286/Case No. WD80401 – 4 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Howard, J.)

Feb 7, 2017

Attorneys : Fee-Sharing Agreement – Validity

Brady v. Starke (MLW No. 70145/Case No. WD79291 – 14 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Martin, J.)

Jan 24, 2017

Civil Practice : Hospital Lien – Validity – Identity Of Tortfeasor

Truman Medical Center, Inc. v. American Standard Insurance Company (MLW No. 70107/Case No. WD79520 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Gabbert, J.)

Jan 6, 2017

Criminal Law : Search Warrant – Validity – Probable Cause

U.S. v. Skarda (MLW No. 70034/Case No. 15-3889 – 12 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Beam, J.)

Sep 30, 2016

Civil Practice : Right To Intervene – City Ordinance – Validity

Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority v. City of St. Louis (MLW No. 69746/Case No. ED103320-01 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Richter, J.)

Mar 10, 2016

Real Property : Quiet Title – Judgment Lien – Validity

North American Savings Bank v. Williamson (MLW No. 68875/Case No. WD78389 – 13 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.)

Jan 13, 2016

Arbitration : Validity – Underlying Contract – Severability

Ellis v. JF Enterprises, LLC (MLW No. 68668/Case No. SC95066 – 15 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Wilson, J.; Breckenridge, C.J., Fischer and Russell, JJ., concur; Teitelman, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Stith and Draper, JJ., concur in opinion of Teitelman, J.)

Aug 19, 2015

Municipal : Red-Light Ordinance – Validity – Attorney’s Fees

Tupper v. City of St. Louis (MLW No. 68223/Case No. SC94212 – 28 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; Stith, Teitelman and Russell, JJ., and Prokes, Sp.J., concur; Draper, J., concurs in part and dissents in part in separate opinion filed; Stith, J., concurs in opinion of Draper, J.; Wilson, J., dissents in separate opinion filed. Fischer, J., not participating)

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