missouri supreme court http://kbia.org en Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-expands-legal-rights-injured-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who are fired from their jobs.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:12:29 +0000 Associated Press 51410 at http://kbia.org Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers Grocery store bakeries must pay taxes on utilities http://kbia.org/post/grocery-store-bakeries-must-pay-taxes-utilities <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Grocery store bakeries in Missouri must continue to pay tax on the utilities they use to warm their food.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">The state Supreme Court rejected a request on Tuesday, March 11 for a sales tax refund on the electricity and natural gas used by the bakeries at 40 Schnucks grocery stores.</span></p><p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:53:43 +0000 The Associated Press 49448 at http://kbia.org Grocery store bakeries must pay taxes on utilities Missouri senator proposes death penalty bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senator-proposes-death-penalty-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A Missouri Republican is proposing legislation intended to speed executions of those who kidnapped their murder victims.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:52:02 +0000 Associated Press 48798 at http://kbia.org Missouri senator proposes death penalty bill Mo. Supreme Court: archdiocese must release names http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-archdiocese-must-release-names <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Supreme Court says the Archdiocese of St. Louis must release the names of church employees accused of sexual abuse over the past 20 years.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:58:53 +0000 Associated Press 47735 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court: archdiocese must release names Missouri Supreme Court Hears Clemons Case http://kbia.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-hears-clemons-case The case of a Missouri death row inmate who accuses police of beating a false confession out of him was heard Tuesday by the State Supreme Court.<p>Reginald Clemons is seeking to have both his conviction and death sentence tossed out.&#160; He was one of four men convicted in the 1991 rape and murders of Julie and Robin Kerry on the Chain of Rocks bridge at St. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:27:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47678 at http://kbia.org Missouri Supreme Court Hears Clemons Case Mo. Supreme Court won't hear immigration adoption case http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-wont-hear-immigration-adoption-case <p></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by a Guatemalan woman seeking to overturn the adoption of her biological child by a Carthage couple.</p><p>Encarnacion Romero sought to challenge a Missouri Court of Appeals decision terminating her parental rights to the child who was adopted by Seth and Melinda Moser. The Mosers have raised the child, who is now 7, since he was 1 year old. Legal battles have gone on since 2008. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:57:57 +0000 Associated Press 45890 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court won't hear immigration adoption case Legislature to consider school transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/legislature-consider-school-transfer-bill <p>A proposal to circumvent thousands of potential student transfers in the Kansas City area will be considered by the state legislature next year.</p><p>If passed, the proposal would allow local school districts to set class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios, and once reached, those districts could not be forced to accept transfer students from unaccredited school districts. The bill has been pre-filed by Democratic Senator Paul LeVota of Independence.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:14:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45142 at http://kbia.org Legislature to consider school transfer bill Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-upholds-student-transfer-law-kc-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has again upheld a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students who chose to attend elsewhere.</p><p>The court's unanimous decision Tuesday applies to the Kansas City School District and its suburban neighbors. A similar ruling earlier this year dealt with St. Louis area schools.</p><p>A 1993 Missouri law requires unaccredited school districts to cover the costs for students to attend nearby accredited schools.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:17:06 +0000 Person: Associated Press 45068 at http://kbia.org Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case Mo. Supreme Court denies Franklin's appeal http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-denies-franklins-appeal <p><em>5:00pm, 11/19/13 : UPDATE: <a href="http://kbia.org/post/federal-judge-grants-stay-execution-white-supremacist-franklin">A federal judge granted Franklin a stay of execution. We'll have the latest here.</a></em></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has denied appeals on behalf of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, hours before his scheduled execution.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:11:48 +0000 Person: Associated Press 44044 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court denies Franklin's appeal Franklin's attorney asks court for execution stay http://kbia.org/post/franklins-attorney-asks-court-execution-stay <p>The attorney for convicted killer Joseph Paul Franklin has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to halt Franklin's execution, citing concerns about the state's plan to use a drug obtained from a compounding pharmacy.</p><p>Attorney Jennifer Herndon, in a document filed Tuesday, wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Franklin at risk for a painful execution.</p><p>Franklin is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 20 at the prison in Bonne Terre, Mo., for the sniper killing of 42-year-old Gerald Gordon outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:53:19 +0000 Associated Press 43663 at http://kbia.org Franklin's attorney asks court for execution stay Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits http://kbia.org/post/same-sex-partner-missouri-state-trooper-ruled-ineligible-survivor-benefits <strong>Updated at 10:05 a.m. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:45:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 42923 at http://kbia.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits Mo. Supreme Court hears case concerning Second Injury Fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-case-concerning-second-injury-fund <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving the state&rsquo;s long-ailing Second Injury Fund. The case centers on the children of a deceased worker and whether they should receive money from the fund for the rest of their lives.</p><p>David Spradling was injured on the job in 1998 and died from unrelated circumstances in 2005.&nbsp; He had filed a Second Injury Fund claim, which his three children pursued after his death, and in 2011 were awarded disability payments from the Fund for life.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Person: Marshall Griffin 41803 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court hears case concerning Second Injury Fund Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-continues-debate-school-transfers <p>The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.</p><p>The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court&#39;s focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.</p><p>Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:59:05 +0000 Associated Press 41474 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers Mo. Supreme Court rules for governor in budget battle http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-rules-governor-budget-battle <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled for Gov. Jay Nixon in a budget battle with State Auditor Tom Schweich.</p><p>The court ruled Tuesday that Schweich lacked legal standing at the time to challenge about $170 million of spending cuts announced by Nixon in June 2011. The court said the challenge amounted to a pre-audit of state spending, which it said the auditor cannot do.</p><p>Schweich said the ruling is merely technical and he will consider suing again after doing a new audit of the governor&#39;s office.</p><p>Nixon said the ruling affirms his authority to balance the budget.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:36:02 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41411 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court rules for governor in budget battle Mo. courts expanding electronic document filing http://kbia.org/post/mo-courts-expanding-electronic-document-filing <p></p><p>Missouri's judiciary is making plans to do more business electronically.</p><p>Chief Justice Mary Russell says the state court system will be expanding the availability of electronic filing for attorneys and the ability of the public to view those documents.</p><p>Electronic filing already is used in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and the trial courts in 15 counties and the city of St. Louis. Russell says 12 more counties will start using electronic document filing later this year, and 30 others should join next year.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:27:33 +0000 Associated Press 40847 at http://kbia.org Mo. courts expanding electronic document filing