Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ethridge v. TeirOne Bank[1]

Opinion handed down June 26, 2007

Where husband and wife owned land as tenants by the entirety, and where deed of trust listed only the husband as “Borrower”, deed of trust did not convey a valid lien on the wife’s interest in the property even though she signed the deed of trust.

State ex rel. McDonald's Corp. v. Midkiff[1]

Opinion handed down June 26, 2007

The Missouri Supreme Court held that pursuant to RSMo § 508.040 venue in Jackson County was improper because the causes of action accrued in Webster and Taney Counties and because the McDonald's Corporation's Jackson County franchisees were not offices or agents for the transaction of McDonald's Corporation's usual and customary business.