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Jackson Hewitt sued over tax refund loans

Tax-preparation company Jackson Hewitt faces a lawsuit in Kansas City over short-term loans that allow people get money due in their refund checks more quickly. A Kansas City woman filed suit in Jackson County Circuit Court last week against the company, arguing it violated state consumer-protection laws. The suit, which also seeks class action status, alleges that Jackson Hewitt should have registered with the state as a credit services organization.

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EPA, Independence reach agreement over sewer system

The federal government and the city of Independence have reached a settlement aimed to force improvements to the city's sewer system. Under the proposed settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City last week, Independence agreed to make improvements to its sewer system to end the sewage overflows. The EPA estimates the cost of those improvements at $35 million.

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Reno named St. Louis County circuit judge

An associate circuit judge in St. Louis County is getting a promotion. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that he has tapped Judge Gloria Clark Reno to become a circuit judge. She becomes the first black woman to serve as a ...

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Blunt’s office led Court Plan opposition

Public criticism of the state's system for selecting judges was orchestrated from former Gov. Matt Blunt's office, a review of e-mails shows. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reviewed several hundred pages of e-mail communications to and from members of the governor's office provided under a Sunshine Law request. The e-mails reveal a coordinated effort by Blunt's office, particularly Ed Martin, his former chief of staff, to disparage the court plan and call for change.

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