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Putting together a diverse staff

Practicing diversity in the legal workplace isn’t just an ethical choice. It also makes sense in an evolving social and business climate, members of prominent Missouri firms say. “On a big-picture level, law firms and other businesses are creating proactive ...

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A bit too eager to win

It's always nice to win a civil lawsuit. But the measures two women in Kansas City allegedly took to tip the balance in their favor are now the subject of a federal criminal investigation. In an affidavit released last week, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City said a reported attack and sexual assault on the women in November was concocted to force a larger settlement in a sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit against their former employer. The women claimed they were assaulted in this garage in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City.

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Hotel sues over obscene sheetrock

A historic Kansas City hotel is blaming a local construction company for "graphic markings" that have appeared in a number of rooms over the past several years. Since the Hotel Phillips opened in 2001, according to a recent lawsuit, drawings of male genitalia and a nude female are among the various scribbles that have bled through vinyl wall coverings throughout the downtown hotel.

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Obama takes office

Clara Osborne serves cake to her fellow employees at Fields & Brown, Kansas City's largest minority-owned firm, as they gathered in a conference room to watch President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday. Obama, the first African-American to be elected president, is also the 26th lawyer to hold the office, according to the American Bar Association

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K.C., Jackson County to team up on jail

Twenty-five years after they were mothballed, four floors of the Jackson County Courthouse might again house inmates, if only temporarily. Jackson County and Kansas City officials said Wednesday that they plan to consolidate their detention facilities. Moving city inmates into county facilities would save an estimated $1 million per year, officials said.

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Courthouse Roundup: KMBC seeks ruling from federal judge

KMBC Channel 9 wants a lawsuit brought by three female on-air personalities moved to federal court, where it is asking for an interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement. The notice of removal is the station’s first response to the lawsuit ...

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Dandurand tapped as deputy attorney general

Another judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District is leaving to join Attorney General-elect Chris Koster’s team. Judge Joseph Dandurand, who was appointed to the court just one year ago, will become deputy attorney general, Koster announced in ...

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