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Richard Brian Hein

Richard Hein’s Legal Cases

15 total


  • Garza v. Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance, Inc., et al., 224 S.W.3d 61 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Court of Appeals Affirmed, Supreme Court denied Cert.
    Description:
    Quadraplegic landscaper injured at work sued co-workers alleging their conduct resulting in his injury amounted to "something more" than ordinary negligence.
  • State ex. Rel. Nixon v. Jamison, 103 S.W.3d 836 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 08, 2003
    Outcome:
    Preliminary writ of mandamus made absolute, cause remanded.
    Description:
    Defendants argued that the Court could not impose a penalty pursuant to §287.128.5 of the Missouri Revised Statutes for failing to provide Workers' Compensation Insurance because the Court had Suspended the Imposition of Sentence after Defendants' guilty pleas.
  • State v. Strughold, 973 S.W.2d 876 (Mo.App.E.D. 1998)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Found INNOCENT of ALL CHARGES
    Description:
    Defendant was initally charged with 22 counts of various sex crimes against 9 child victims. Jury found him INNOCENT of all but 5 misdemeanors. I handled the Appeal and convinced the Court of Appeals to throw out 1 of the convictions entirely because there was no evidence Defendant had committed any crime, and to overturn the remaining misdemeanor convictions because the Trial Judge gave the wrong Jury Instructions to the Jury, even though the defense lawyers told the Trial Judge he was using the wrong Jury Instructions. I second chaired the 2nd trial at which the Jury Acquitted Defendant of ALL remaining charges.
  • Slay v. Slay, 965 S.W.2d 845 (Mo.banc 1998)

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Outcome:
    Reversed and remanded.
    Description:
    This case ended up throwing most Missouri Divorce Lawyers and, more importantly, their clients, into a huge but understandable panic. It was a Missouri Supreme Court case I briefed and argued involving the constitutional role of "Commissioners", as opposed to "Article III Judges" under the Missouri Constitution, within the Family Court system. The Supreme Court ruled that all Divorce Decrees signed by "Commissioners" instead of "Judges" were null and void, in spite of my argument that the "Commissioners" were, in fact, Judges because everyone treated them as Judges. This unfortunate ruling meant that many thousands upon thousands of people throughout Missouri going back umpteen years who thought they were divorced were not, in fact, legally divorced because a "Judge" had not signed their Divorce Decrees. Ouch!
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. v. Rent-A-Wreck of America, Inc., 181 F.3d 906 (8th Cir. 1999)(briefed)

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    This case involved Enterprise Rent-a-Car's famous "We'll Pick You Up" slogan, and Rent-A-Wreck's variation on it.
  • Pick v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis City Circuit Court Case No.: 0822-CC02134 (2008)

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Date:
    Jun 04, 2008
    Outcome:
    This was the famous $52 Billion Dollar Anheuser-Busch/InBev shareholder derivitive class action case involving the largest cash offer in the history of the world. I served as local counsel for the putative class of shareholders. Settled out of Court.
    Description:
    This was the famous $52 Billion Dollar Anheuser-Busch / InBev shareholder derivitive class action case, which involved the largest ever cash offer in the history of the world. I served as local counsel for the putative class of shareholders before the St. Louis City Court.
  • Steele v. Steele, 978 S.W.2d 835 (Mo.App.W.D. 1998)

    Practice Area:
    Child Abuse
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Outcome:
    Adverse trial court ruling reversed.
    Description:
    Appealed the denial of a Motion for Modification based on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, and prevailed before the Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City to provide our client another opportunity to see his children.
  • Continental Basketball Ass’n v. Harrisburg Professional Sports, Inc., 996 S.W.2d 606 (Mo.App.E.D. 1999)

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Affirmed, cert. denied.
    Description:
    Appeal from an adverse trial court decision on the merits of a member of the Continental Basketball Association, formerly headquartered in St. Louis.
  • P.D. 2000, L.L.C. v. First Financial Planners, Inc., 998 W.S.2d 108 (Mo.App.E.D. 1999)

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Affirmed, cert. denied.
    Description:
    Represented First Financial Planners (FFP) on appeal from adverse trial court decision on defense of pre-organization contract enforcement action by independent third-party IT provider.
  • Harder v. Director of Revenue, 7 S.W.3d 1 (Mo. App.E.D. 1999)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Affirmed.
    Description:
    Defended appeal by Department of Revenue of favorable trial court decision regarding alcohol license suspension.