Courts Bulletin - 14-April

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
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) appropriating large sums of money from elderly clients, spending it on himself, then failing to pay restitution based on claim of “inartful estate planning,” showed misconduct and poor moral character justifying denial of relicensure. Bates v. State Bd. of Accountancy, No. 13-0190 AC (Mo. AHC, March 3, 2014), Winn, C.
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Administrative Law
Decision on remand, applying remedy pending further proceedings, was not a final decision. AG Processing, Inc. vs. KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, et al., No. 76353 (Mo. App. W.D., March 25, 2014), Hardwick, J.
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Criminal Law
Defendant’s request for disposition of detainers was insufficient under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD). State v. Bury, No. 32661 (Mo. App., S.D. March 25, 2014), Sheffield, J.
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Family Law
Party to an action for adult abuse order of protection has a right to take deposition prior to a trial on merits. State ex rel., et al. v. Reaves, SD32834 (Mo. App. S.D., December 20, 2013), Bates, J.
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Juvenile Law
Termination of Mother’s parental rights for abuse/neglect on aggravating factor of mental condition affirmed despite testimony of Mother’s expert witnesses where the trial court did not find their testimony credible. Mother’s experts relied on self-reports by Mother. Parent aides, on the other hand, worked with Mother on a regular basis. In Interest of Q.A.H., No. 93677 (Mo banc, March 25, 2014), Russell, C.J.
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Property Law
Legal risks attendant to one purchasing land at partition sale can support price adequacy. Swift, et al. v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, No. 32762 (Mo. App. S.D., December 23, 2013), Sheffield, J.
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