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Courts Bulletin - Current Issue (December 2016)

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.

Criminal Law
Certified driving record showing prior convictions for driving while intoxicated is sufficient proof of the priors. State v. Cordell, No. 34083 (Mo. App. S.D., November 1, 2016), Lynch, P.J.
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Elder Law
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Local Government
Contractor has standing to sue school district on claim that it was denied a fair and equal opportunity to bid for a public contract. Byrne & Jones Enterprises v. Monroe City R-1 School District, No. 94680 (Mo. banc, July 26, 2016) Breckenridge, C.J.
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Property Law
Review of the plain language of an unambiguous termination provision in a management contract was interpreted de novo as a question of law on appeal to have not been satisfied, hence the contract was not terminated. Homefield Commons Homeowners Assoc. v. Roy H. Smith Real Estate Co., No. 103858 (Mo. App. E.D., October 11, 2016), Odenwald, J.
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Tort Law
Presence of an ingredient-list label on a product is not an absolute defense to a claim for deceptive merchandising practices under the MMPA. Murphy v. Stonewall Kitchen, LLC, No. 104072 (Mo. App. E.D., November 8, 2016), Van Amburg, J.
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Workers' Compensation
A Claimant can sustain an accident in the course and scope of her employment when leaving work in a commercial building if she otherwise was engaged in the work activity of taking work home. Bonnie Jensen-Price v Encompass Medical Group, No. 79526 (Mo. App. W.D., August 23, 2016) Hardwick, J.
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