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Courts Bulletin - Current Issue (May 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.

Administrative Law
Sunshine Law claims either not stated or moot. Claudia Lee & Associates v. Kansas City, Missouri Board of Zoning Adjustment, Case No. 77928 (Mo. App. W.D., April 12, 2016), Gabbert, P.J.
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Criminal Law
Checkpoint stop was lawful where the officers did not have unconstrained discretion, but were following a general highway patrol order. State v. Biggerstaff, No. 34001 (Mo. App. S.D., April 15, 2016), Burrell, J.
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Family Law
Court cannot rely upon evidence of a party’s financial situation presented during a dissolution trial when awarding attorney’s fees in a post-dissolution hearing held just months later. Alabach v. Alabach, No. 103175 (Mo. App. E.D., March 29, 2016), Quigless, J.
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Property Law
No notice is required for an unlawful detainer action against a holdover tenant upon expiration of the lease term. Wheelhouse Marina Real Estate, LLC v. Bommarito, et al., No. 33838 (Mo. App. S.D., December 9, 2015), Francis, Jr., J.
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Tort Law
Motion to dismiss not appropriate to determine issues of affirmative defenses and affirmative avoidances. Allen, et ux. v. Titan Propane, LLC, et al., No. 33716 (Mo. App. S.D., Mar. 30, 2016), Lynch, J.
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