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Jul 12, 2023

Parson names five judges in four counties

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed three judges under the Nonpartisan Court Plan and filled two judicial vacancies in partisan circuits.

Jan 18, 2023

Jalilah Otto begins term as Jackson County presiding judge

Judge Jalilah Otto has begun her two-year term as presiding judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court.

Dec 13, 2022

Jackson County names new court administrator

The Jackson County Circuit Court has appointed Beverly A. Newman as its new court administrator.

Jackson County Courthouse
Jun 29, 2020

16th Circuit sets dates for resuming trials

The Jackson County Circuit Court has announced plans to resume jury trials in late September and early October barring a “significant elevation” of COVID-19 infections.

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Mar 31, 2020

8th Circuit splits on fee for fruitless records search

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 defense in a class-action lawsuit pending in Jackson County Circuit Court seeking damages against health […]

Mar 13, 2020

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.

Mar 2, 2020

Finalists announced for Jackson County judgeship

The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission has selected three finalists for the circuit judge vacancy in Division 11 of the Jackson County Circuit Court. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge George E. Wolf. The nominees are Adam L. Caine, Ashley N. Garrett and Susan E. Long. Caine is an assistant in the U.S. […]

Feb 28, 2020

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 name was Prince Rogers Nelson. He died in April 2016 at age 57 in Minnesota […]

Feb 24, 2020

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 Woods & Martinsen. Manuel had served in the probate division since 2014. Probate Judge Mark […]

Feb 18, 2020

12 apply for judicial seat in Jackson County court

The 16th Circuit Judicial Commission will interview 12 applicants on Feb. 25 for an expected vacancy on the Jackson County Circuit Court. Judge George E. Wolf announced he will leave the bench in March. Seven women and five are men have applied. There are three minority applicants. Three applicants work in the private sector and […]

Dec 27, 2019

Wolf stepping down from Jackson County judgeship

After slightly more than two years on the bench, Jackson County Circuit Judge George E. Wolf III has announced his plans to retire in March. Wolf sent a letter to Gov. Mike Parson on Dec. 16 announcing his plans to retire from the bench on March 16, according to court spokeswoman Valerie Hartman. Hartman said […]

Dec 17, 2019

Uber assault case results in $8.2 million judgment

A Jackson County judge has ordered an Uber driver to pay $8.2 million to a woman who sued him for sexually assaulting her in 2017. According to court records, in December 2018, Judge Charles McKenzie entered a judgment on the merits on liability for the woman, identified as Jane Doe, after the driver, Yahkhahnahn Ammi, […]

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