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Defense verdict in med mal suit

A Kansas City jury returned defense verdicts on Friday in a medical malpractice trial. Michael Boydston sued Dr. Michael Borkon and Midamerica Heart and Lung Surgeons in 2007, claiming that a January 2006 heart surgery had caused him to have a ...

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DWI conviction stripped from sentence in fatal wreck

An appeals court today reversed the driving-while-intoxicated charge against a driver who killed a Kansas City teen in November 2006. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District said there was plenty of evidence to convict Mark A. Royal on the ...

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O’Flaherty to chair new group at Stinson

Michael O’Flaherty, formerly the Jackson County Director of Assessment, will rejoin Stinson Morrison Hecker’s Kansas City office as of counsel, the firm said today. O’Flaherty, who worked for the county from May 2003 to August 2007, will chair a newly ...

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Spinden, Holliger, Dandurand to leave Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Wednesday formally announced the resignations of three of its judges. Judges Paul Spinden and Ron Holliger leave the court this week, and Judge Joseph Dandurand will leave on March 2, the state’s ...

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Blunt makes picks for judicial commissions

Gov. Matt Blunt’s relationship with the Nonpartisan Court Plan has always been combative, but with several appointments on Friday he ensured an influence on the process for the next few years. Blunt appointed John T. Gentry of Springfield as the ...

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