A Jackson County judge has ordered that the daughter of a man accused of killing a Kansas City attorney be jailed for contempt of court.Read More »
The Eastern District Court of Appeals on Feb. 26 upheld a $9.5 million verdict for a former dancer who sued a Cape Girardeau doctor and his practice group after a hip surgery left him disabled. A three judge panel ...Read More »
Former Jackson County Circuit Judge and Jackson County Counselor W. Stephen Nixon has returned to private practice with the opening of his new mediation and dispute-resolution firm. Stephen Nixon Dispute Resolution Services started accepting clients in January, Nixon said. His ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the sex-discrimination claims of a gay man in his suit against the state’s commission on human rights and a transgender teen seeking access to school facilities that align with his gender identity.
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The downtown Jackson Courthouse reopened with fanfare — and free pastries — on Feb. 19, but the work to repair water-damaged courtrooms and offices is likely to stretch on for months, court and county officials said. County Executive Frank White ...Read More »
The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended for at least three years the license of a Kansas City-area attorney after finding she violated ethics laws in her representation of an elderly couple and a man in an employment lawsuit. On Feb. ...Read More »
A nonprofit organization’s sole employee in the state of Missouri is entitled to unemployment benefits, a Missouri appeals court said in a Feb. 13 ruling that departs from decades of state interpretation of the Missouri Employment Security Law. A three-judge ...
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A Jackson County judge has ordered the City of Raytown to pay more than $42,000 after ruling the city violated the Sunshine Law by denying the release of records in an attempt to shield itself from litigation. On Feb. 7, ...Read More »
A woman’s claim that the painkiller Vioxx caused her cardiovascular injuries has been revived by a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Feb. 4, in a split 2-1 ruling, the court reversed a lower-court ruling allowing ...Read More »