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8th Circuit splits on fee for fruitless records search

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A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a hospital can still charge a fee to a lawyer seeking medical records even though its search came up empty. The ruling could give ammunition to the ...

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UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court suspends most in-person proceedings at state courts

Several courts and public legal organizations across Missouri and beyond have taken steps, including suspending jury trials and high-volume dockets, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Death of Prince heir prompts contested will


One of the most hotly contested celebrity estates of recent years has triggered a new dispute in the Jackson County Circuit Court’s probate division. The dispute in Missouri stems from the death of the late pop superstar Prince, whose full ...

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Jackson County Circuit Court appoints probate commissioner, deputy

The Jackson County Circuit Court has elevated Deputy Probate Commissioner Jerri J. Zhang to the role of probate commissioner. Zhang will serve a four-year term. She succeeds Scott Manuel, who stepped down from the bench in February to join Kirkland ...

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KCMBA security passes reinstated at Jackson County Circuit Court

The Jackson County Circuit Court has reinstated — on a temporary basis  — the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s security pass program. At the court’s monthly meeting Dec. 12, Presiding Judge David M. Byrn said attorneys may start to use ...

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Tubal-ligation suit results in $1.03M verdict for injured woman

A Jackson County jury awarded slightly more than $1 million in damages to a Kansas City woman who alleged she suffered a botched tubal ligation. Kathleen M. Hagen of Watson & Dameron, who represented plaintiff Maria Ordinola Velasquez, said she ...

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