Courts Bulletin - 12-August

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.

In This Issue  

Administrative Law

Agency conducts de novo review of other agency decisions. State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts v. Trueblood, M.D., 368 S.W.2d 259 (Mo. App. W.D., 2012), Ahuja, P.J. 
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Civil Practice and Procedure

Only adverse parties are bound by summary judgment rulings. Jefferson v. Lyon Sheet Metal Works, et al., No. 96338 (Mo. App. E.D., May 9, 2012), Crane, P.J. 
Full Summary and Other Cases


Criminal Law
Ineffective assistance of counsel to fail to call co-defendant to testify at trial. Co-defendant would have testified that Defendant was not with him at the time of the robbery. Smith v. State, No. 92127 (Mo. banc, July 3, 2012), Price, J. 
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Family Law
Trial court erred in ordering that when family counselor believes parent/child relationship has been normalized a joint custody judgment shall resume in that this is an abduction of judicial role to a person other than the judge. Aubuchon v. Hale, No. 97239 (Mo. App. E.D., June 26, 2012), Hoff, J. 
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Labor Law
Denial of unemployment benefits upheld because of employee misconduct. Fendler v. Hudson Services, et al, No. 92177 (Mo. banc., July 3, 2012), Stith, J. 
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Public Service Commission
PSC cannot appear before FERC. State of Missouri ex rel. MoGas Pipeline LLC v. Missouri Public Service Commission, 366 S.W.3d 493 (Mo. banc 2012). 
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Tort Law
Cap on noneconomic damages struck down by Supreme Court. Watts, et al. v. Cox Medical Center, et al., No. 91867 (Mo. banc, July 31, 2012), Teitelman, C.J. 
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