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Daugherty elected chair of national ALS board

Jackson County Circuit Judge Jay Daugherty has been elected chairman of The ALS Association’s National Board of Trustees. Daugherty lost his father to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 1974. “I am honored that The ALS Association’s National Board of ...

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Ceremony planned for KC’s Truman Courthouse

Jackson County officials are set to show off recent renovations to the Truman Courthouse in Independence this weekend. The building, which no longer serves as a functioning courthouse, will stand as a centerpiece during a holiday lighting ceremony planned for ...

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‘My tendency is to make peace’

Albert Riederer was a Jackson County prosecutor for 12 years, appeals court judge for more than two and a Kansas City mayoral candidate in 2007. As proof of his penchant for plunging headlong into the controversial, his solo practice focuses on collapsed insurance companies.

"I guess I'm proof that if you're a lawyer there are a lot of different ways to make a living," he says.

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Federal court asked to weigh in on disability case

A Jackson County school district is asking a federal judge to review a Missouri Department of Education administrative panel’s decision to require the district to pay for a special needs child’s private school education. Fort Osage School District was ordered ...

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Western District reinstates $17.3 million award

An appeals court has reinstated a $17.3 million jury verdict that a Jackson County trial judge had thrown out after trial. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District this morning said the class of about 314,000 plaintiffs had established that ...

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Couple to get $110,000 for dog attack

A couple will get $110,000 after they were attacked by a dog, a federal judge has ruled. Steve and Kristi McBee were mauled by a bull mastiff while they were walking on a rural Jackson County road near Buckner. Steve ...

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