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Jackson County Courthouse Roundup

More lawsuits filed against The Bullet Hole An Overland Park gun shop faces more lawsuits for allegedly selling items used in a deadly shooting at the Ward Parkway Center in 2007. The Bullet Hole, which was first sued in December ...

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Stats reveal fewer trials; need for more judges

In what has become a trend over the past several years, Jackson County Circuit judges are spending less time presiding over trials. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough work to go around, as those same numbers reveal a need ...

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Company sues Missouri over e-filing plan

A legal-news provider is suing to prevent a proposed statewide electronic case filing system from being managed by a private contractor. In the federal lawsuit filed on Monday, California-based Courthouse News Service claims the Missouri Office of Administration will disrupt ...

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Assistant U.S. attorney Joel May picked for judgeship

Joel May will be Gov. Matt Blunt’s final judicial appointment. Blunt, who leaves office on Monday, selected May, an assistant U.S. attorney, for the Jackson County Circuit bench late Tuesday afternoon, according to Rod Chapel, who was also on the ...

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Smoking ban fight suffers setback

Kansas City’s smoking ban has again withstood challenges that seek to strike it down. Two judges on Monday denied motions filed by a pair of bartenders fighting citations they received from the city’s health department. Jonathan Sternberg, attorney for the ...

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Courthouse Roundup: KMBC seeks ruling from federal judge

KMBC Channel 9 wants a lawsuit brought by three female on-air personalities moved to federal court, where it is asking for an interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement. The notice of removal is the station’s first response to the lawsuit ...

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