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Courts Bulletin - Current Issue (April 2017)

The latest court decisions are summarized each month in the Courts Bulletin. This publication keeps Missouri Bar members current with rulings in selected areas of the law. Selected federal court opinion summaries, new or amended rules of court and other matters of interest to practitioners are also included from time to time. A panel of volunteer lawyers, all authorities in their respective subject areas, prepare the case summaries. Readers are encouraged to check Missouri CaseNet for the current status of any reported decisions.

Administrative Hearing Commission
Psychologist whose license was previously revoked not entitled to new license because of his failure to acknowledge past misdeeds or show remorse for them. DeVol v. State Committee of Psychologists, No. 15-1836 PS (MO AHC, February 16, 2017), Slusher, C.
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Civil Practice and Procedure
When do you have in-state jurisdiction for out of state accidents? Not here. State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Relator v. The Honorable Colleen Dolan, No. 95514 (Mo. banc, February 28, 2017), Stith, J.
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Criminal Law
Sufficient evidence that defendant knowingly entered unlawfully into building where another was present and evidence of uncharged misconduct was admissible to establish defendant’s identity where at issue. State v. Naylor, No. 95847 (Mo. banc, March 14, 2017), Draper, J.
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Family Law
Grandparents who did not have standing under § 452.402, RSMo, properly brought an independent action for custody and visitation under § 452.375.5, RSMo, despite the probate court’s prior appointment of co-guardians for the same child. Jurisdiction by one court does not deprive another court of jurisdiction. Hanson v. Carroll, No. 103530 (Mo. App. E.D., November 22, 2016), Gaertner, J.
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Taxation Law in Missouri
Income Tax – property tax credit redetermined. Harter v. Director of Revenue, No. 95532 (Mo. banc, January 31, 2017), Wilson, J.
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