Courts Bulletin - 13-May

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 Hearing Commission
Wastewater treatment chemicals and laundering supplies were exempt from use tax. AAA Laundry & Linen Supply Co. v. Director of Revenue, No. 11-2210 RS (Mo. A.H.C, April 18, 2013), Dandamudi, C.
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Administrative Law
Permit was ministerial. Curry Investment Company v. The Board of Zoning Adjustment of Kansas City, Missouri, No. 75479 (Mo. App. W.D., May 7, 2013), Welsh, C.J. 
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Criminal Law
Sufficient evidence of resisting a lawful stop or detention based upon the evidence of unprovoked flight. State v. Crabtree, No. 74414 (Mo. App. W.D., April 30, 2013), Mitchell, J.
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Juvenile Law
The word “shall” in § 210.152 is mandatory, not directory. Thus, children’s division had no authority to take further action on hotline where alleged perpetrator was not notified of results of the investigation within 90 days of the initial allegation of neglect. Frye v. Levy, No. 32307 (Mo. App. S.D., May 9, 2013), Lynch, J.
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Property Law
An individual who signs a contract on behalf of a company having an unregistered fictitious name may be personally liable if he is shown to be doing business on the company’s behalf. Stemmler v. Goffstein, No. 98893 (Mo. App. E.D., April 16, 2013), Clayton III, J. 
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