After weeks of increased pressure from Jackson County’s presiding judge, medical personnel are now in place to provide COVID-19 screenings for employees and members of the public for entry to Jackson County Circuit Court facilities.Read More »
A Jackson County municipal judge has dismissed a citation issued to a Kansas City attorney last year for bringing a gun to the downtown Jackson County Courthouse. On Feb. 12, Judge James A. Witteman Jr. agreed to dismiss the case ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
The Jackson County Circuit Court has suspended a program that allowed some attorneys to bypass courthouse security. In a letter Aug. 29 to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, which administered the pass program, Presiding Judge David M. Byrn said ...Read More »
A Kansas City attorney was cited earlier this month after he allegedly brought a firearm into the downtown Jackson County Courthouse. Blade Moore, 32, was cited for violating a county ordinance by bringing a firearm into a county building on ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The downtown Jackson Courthouse reopened with fanfare — and free pastries — on Feb. 19, but the work to repair water-damaged courtrooms and offices is likely to stretch on for months, court and county officials said. County Executive Frank White ...Read More »
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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