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Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019

In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...

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Jackson County legislature approves contracts for repairs to KC courthouse

The Jackson County legislature has unanimously approved contracts totaling more than $10 million to make needed repairs to the courthouse in downtown Kansas City after flooding damaged electrical and water lines and half of the building’s elevators in January. On ...

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‘It’s been a hardship’: Summer heat adds to building-maintenance issues for Jackson County court

Extreme temperatures have some Jackson County Circuit Court employees feeling the heat this summer, compounding months of weather-related problems for the court system. Court officials said uncomfortable working conditions at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence are the result ...

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Courthouse to reopen Feb. 19

The downtown Jackson County Courthouse is scheduled to reopen as planned on Feb. 19, according to court officials. In a release Friday, Presiding Judge David M. Byrn thanked members of the bar and the public for their patience during the ...

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Jackson County courthouse to remain closed until Feb. 19

The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City will remain closed until Feb. 19 while crews repair substantial damage caused by back-to-back water-line breaks and flooding. Until then, court officials said they will continue to reschedule and move cases from ...

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