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WJA 2022: Andrea Bough

Women's Justice Awards 2022

A municipal law practice of 20-plus years paved the way for Andrea Bough to take the leap and run for elected office, winning a City Council seat in Kansas City in 2019.

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WJA 2022: Sophia Bond

Women's Justice Awards 2022

After seven years of near-daily child abuse, neglect and delinquency hearings, Sophia Bond wasn’t gone long following her official departure from the Jackson County Circuit Court’s juvenile division in 2019.

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Judge finds for trust in Kansas quiet title case 

A suburban Kansas City woman’s effort to claim title to a 10-acre family estate as marital property amid a divorce from her estranged husband was rejected by a Johnson County, Kansas, judge.

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Hospital prevails in suit over man’s post-surgery death

A southwest Missouri jury sided with a prominent Springfield hospital in a wrongful death suit filed by the father of a 32-year-old man who died nine months after his hospitalization for a perforated colon.

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Passenger injured in evasive action reaches settlement

A 35-year-old Ellisville passenger who was injured in a two-car collision in Clay County has settled a personal injury suit with a combined insurance settlement of slightly less than $110,000.

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Shareholders’ claims filed too late, Kansas judge finds

Citing a prolonged lapse in the statute of limitations, a Kansas state judge rejected on summary judgment a widow’s civil complaint alleging excessive spending and other financial misconduct by officers of a suburban Kansas City company in which she and her husband were purported investors.

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Department of Corrections loses on harassment claim

A St. Francois County jury awarded $870,000 in damages to a former Farmington Correctional Center guard who sued the state over a sustained volley of sexual harassment by two male coworkers.

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Man settles after head-on collision with company truck 

A 66-year-old Kansas man who suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 24 near Manhattan has settled a lawsuit against the other driver and that man’s employer for $3.2 million.

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Boy’s burns earn modest jury award

A St. Louis County jury has awarded $75,000 in damages to a boy who fell into a fire pit at his sister’s soccer team practice — an award hailed by defense lawyers who faced several six- and seven-figure pretrial demands.

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