Eastern District appeals court - Pending Cases & Decisions


When cases are scheduled to be considered by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, the court publishes a monthly "docket" listing all the cases scheduled for argument. The monthly dockets for each division of the Eastern District appeals court are published in Adobe PDF and include the times when arguments are scheduled to begin as well as the judges who will be hearing the cases – as such, the upcoming cases scheduled for argument in the Eastern District appear as division dockets.

When the Eastern District issues a decision in the form of a full opinion, it is published to the Internet. The information published online includes the case number, case name, attorneys for the parties, the court or commission from which the case was appealed, the name of the judge who authored the opinion, the vote (which includes both the disposition, or result, of the appeal and a listing of how the judges voted on the case), a summary of the opinion provided for the convenience of the reader, and the full text of the opinion. If there is a separate opinion, it is listed after the majority opinion. Occasionally, the court will issue opinions that hold no precedential value for anyone other than the parties in the particular case. For those occasions, the court will issue orders listing the case name and number and indicating that the lower court's judgment was affirmed. These orders also are published online. The Eastern District's opinions (or orders affirming judgments) appear in reverse chronological order and also may be searched.