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Judicial Commission to meet May 13

Wasting no time, the Appellate Judicial Commission has announced it will meet Wednesday in Jefferson City to select another panel of candidates for an appellate judgeship in Kansas City. The announcement came just a day after Gov. Jay Nixon selected ...

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Western District reinstates $17.3 million award

An appeals court has reinstated a $17.3 million jury verdict that a Jackson County trial judge had thrown out after trial. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District this morning said the class of about 314,000 plaintiffs had established that ...

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Court orders work comp for woman who lost colon

An appeals court says a woman who lost part of her colon after contracting a disease will get workers’ compensation after all. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District said Barbara Vickers, 67, established a reasonable probability that her bout ...

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Couple to get $110,000 for dog attack

A couple will get $110,000 after they were attacked by a dog, a federal judge has ruled. Steve and Kristi McBee were mauled by a bull mastiff while they were walking on a rural Jackson County road near Buckner. Steve ...

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Community of Christ wins injunction over trademark

The Independence-based Community of Christ has won a preliminary injunction against an unauthorized branch group that uses the church’s former name. A U.S. District Judge today ordered the Devon Park Restoration Branch in Independence to stop using the term “Reorganized ...

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