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Disease claim against Second Injury Fund approved despite change in law

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The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 1 that a man partially disabled by an occupational disease still could bring a claim against the state’s Second Injury Fund even after lawmakers said such claims no longer could be ...

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Appeals court rules renamed sex offense still qualifies for removal from registry

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, located in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck.

The Court of Appeals Western District ruled Sept. 24 that a northwestern Missouri man isn’t subject to life on the state’s sex-offender registry just because his crime has been renamed. Danny Joe Dixon, then 47, pleaded guilty in 2003 to ...

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Missouri Clean Water Commission membership back before Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court. File Photo.

For the second time this year, the Missouri Supreme Court is considering the propriety of a recent change to the makeup of the state’s Clean Water Commission. The court heard arguments on Sept. 25 from Hickory Neighbors United Inc., a ...

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