In 2007, Citizens Bank agreed to lend up to $7.95 million to a company called Smithville 169 to develop a piece of land near the intersection of U.S. Highway 169 and Missouri Highway 92. The bank ultimately disbursed about $7.3 million.
A Jackson County jury ordered Vatterott to pay Kerr $27,677 in actual damages, representing the amount she owed in student loans. In a second phase of the trial, the jury awarded $13 million in punitive damages.
Vatterott doesn’t offer a registered nursing degree, but student Jennifer Kerr alleged that school officials said its medical assistant program would put her on a “fast track” to nursing because her credits could be transferred to other schools.
Robert E. Nelson left prison on Wednesday after a Jackson County circuit judge threw out his nearly 30-year-old conviction.
Anne Barth suffered severe burns to approximately 40 percent of her body and was hospitalized for nearly two months while she underwent multiple skin graft surgeries.
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed William C. Gautreaux as a lay member of the 16th Circuit Judicial Commission.
The case is one of numerous suits claiming an American Suzuki advertising campaign was misleading.
“Every lawyer is an author — at least, every courtroom lawyer,” the author and attorney tells a Kansas City audience.
John J. Larsen, Jr. was among several attorneys whom the governor appointed to state boards and commissions on Monday.
The Truman Courthouse in Independence hasn’t been used as a courthouse in a long time, but a long-awaited restoration of the historic structure could help free up space the judges who work down the street.
A federal judge awarded $2 million to a young woman who was sexually assaulted by a former Jackson County sheriff’s deputy. Complicating matters, however, the victim failed to attend the hearing.