Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Clay County

Virus Outbreak Missouri
Apr 23, 2020

Exurb counties breaking from Missouri urban areas on reopening plans

Leaders of counties on the edge of Missouri’s two metropolitan areas are showing an increasing urge to end business shutdowns necessitated by the coronavirus, breaking with urban leaders who have extended stay-at-home orders for several weeks. The majority of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have occurred in the […]

May 13, 2019

Motorcyclist struck by pickup wins settlement

A 53-year-old Kansas City motorcyclist who needed multiple surgeries and missed several months of work after colliding with a pickup truck last September has settled a claim with the other driver’s insurer for $1.25 million. J. McCune was riding his 2013 Harley-Davidson in the outer lane of eastbound NE Barry Road in Clay County when […]

Apr 8, 2019

Associate judges named in St. Louis, Clay counties

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two associate circuit judges, one in St. Louis County and one in Clay County. Virginia Lay fills the vacancy created when voters last year ousted Judge Judy P. Draper. Lay, of Clayton, is a special assistant circuit attorney for the Missouri Division of Employment Security as well as an adjunct […]

Mar 4, 2019

Insurers pay policy limits after driver is rear-ended

A Clay County man reached a $1.25 million settlement with three insurers after suffering “life-changing” injuries in a car crash, according to his attorney. The plaintiff, then 54, was struck by another driver in a rear-end collision on Missouri Highway 210 on April 3, 2014, said David M. Skeens of Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & […]

Feb 27, 2019

10 to interview for Clay judgeship

Ten attorneys have applied for an associate circuit judgeship in Clay County. The 7th Circuit Judicial Commission said seven women and three men applied for the vacancy created by the recent elevation of Judge David Chamberlain to a circuit judgeship. The commission said the pool includes two minority applicants. Three applicants work in the private […]

Jan 28, 2019

Judge overrules contempt motion against Clay Co. revenue collector

A judge has overruled a motion for contempt which alleged that Clay County’s collector of revenue disobeyed an order from an appellate court. On Jan. 15, Judge Louis Angles entered an order in favor of Collector Lydia McEvoy, following a two-day contempt hearing in Liberty the prior week. In addition to being an elected official, […]

Jan 7, 2019

Chamberlain elevated to Clay County judgeship

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed David Chamberlain as a Clay County circuit judge. Chamberlain has served as an associate circuit judge in the same circuit since 2008 and previously was in private practice for 19 years. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. The 7th Circuit Judicial Commission […]

Dec 10, 2018

Panel picked for Clay County judicial vacancy

The 7th Circuit Judicial Commission nominated associate circuit judges Louis Angles, David P. Chamberlain and Karen L. Krauser for a circuit judge vacancy in Clay County. Gov. Mike Parson will have 60 days to appoint one of the three to replace Judge Larry D. Harman, who recently retired. According to the commission, Angles and Chamberlain […]

Nov 12, 2018

Bad-faith claim results in $11M verdict

A Clay County jury has awarded an Excelsior Springs man $11 million in his bad-faith suit against American Family Insurance Co. The jury returned the verdict Nov. 8 following a four-day trial. The jury unanimously awarded Paul Skow $1 million in actual damages. Nine of the twelve approved $10 million in punitive damages. Skow was […]

Nov 7, 2018

8 seek judgeship in Clay County

The 7th Circuit Judicial Commission will meet Dec. 6 to select finalists from among eight applicants for an impending vacancy on the Clay County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Larry D. Harman is expected to retire effective Dec. 16. Following public interviews, the commission will select three finalists. Gov. Mike Parson will have 60 days to […]

Oct 1, 2018

Two long-serving judges to retire

Two long-serving judges whose service on the bench adds up to nearly 60 years combined have announced plans to retire. Jackson County Associate Circuit Judge Robert L. Trout’s retirement will be effective Nov. 1, while Clay County Circuit Judge Larry D. Harman’s retirement will be effective Dec. 16. Both judges’ careers have followed a similar […]

Jul 19, 2013

Sutton named Clay County circuit judge

Associate judge replaces Anthony Rex Gabbert, whom governor named in April to the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

Latest Opinion Digests

See all digests

Top stories

See more news