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May 8, 2020

Criminal Law: Drug Conspiracy-Constructive Possession-Venue

Where a defendant challenged the denial of his motion for acquittal in a drug-conspiracy case, the government proved by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant constructively possessed methamphetamine in the Northern District of Iowa, so venue was properly established, and sufficient evidence supported all three elements of the conspiracy count, so the judgment […]

Oct 7, 2019

Criminal Law: Venue-Transfer

Where a county 911 dispatch sued the director of revenue in Jefferson County seeking a declaration about the meaning of statutory subsections in a dispute regarding the collection and calculation of prepaid wireless emergency-service charges, and the director sought a change of venue to Cole County, Section 508.010.2 applies so venue is proper where the […]

May 6, 2019

Venue bill clears legislature

Fulfilling one of Republican lawmakers’ major goals for tort law this year, the Missouri House gave final approval to a bill that overhauls the state’s venue and joinder laws. The bill passed by a 100-46 vote on May 1 and now heads to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk for his signature. The Missouri Senate had approved […]

Mar 11, 2019

Civil: Venue-Standing

Where appellants as trustees of a revocable trust challenged the adverse grant of partial summary judgment, the trial court did not err in denying the appellants’ motion to transfer venue because forum-selection clauses designated the venue for litigation in connection with the notes at issue, and the judgment is affirmed because the court did not […]

Mar 5, 2019

Venue bill approved in Senate, heads to House

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that overhauls Missouri’s joinder and venue laws.

Sep 14, 2018

Civil Practice : Venue  –  Motion To Transfer –  Opioid Death

State ex rel. Mylan Bertek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Vincent (MLW No. 72113/Case No. ED106945 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Robert G. Dowd Jr., J.)

Feb 12, 2018

Criminal Law : Venue –  Implied Waiver

State v. Tharp (MLW No. 71405/Case No. SD34943 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, J.)

Oct 19, 2016

Civil Practice : Venue – Jurisdiction – Legal Malpractice

State of Missouri ex rel Heartland Title Services, Inc. v. Harrell (MLW No. 69818/Case No. SC95377 – 8 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Fischer, J.; all concur)

Feb 11, 2016

Criminal Law : Venue – Denial Of Change – Waiver

State v. Chambers (MLW No. 68775/Case No. SC95094 – 17 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Russell, J.; Stith, Draper and Teitelman, JJ., concur; Breckenridge, C.J., concurs in separate opinion filed; Fischer, J., concurs in result in separate opinion filed; Breckenridge, C.J., and Wilson, J., concur in opinion of Fischer, J.)

Sep 9, 2015

Civil Practice : Venue – Transfer Order – Authority

State ex rel. Shakira Franklin v. Burlison (MLW No. 68291/Case No. ED103252 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., J.)

Jun 4, 2015

Domestic Relations : Venue – Child Custody – Division Of Property

Rallo v. Rallo (MLW No. 67884/Case No. ED101746 – 21 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., J.)

May 21, 2015

Criminal Law : Venue – Motion Not Ruled Upon

State v. Chambers (MLW No. 67810/Case No. SD33243 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, per curiam)

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