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Lee's Summit

Feb 26, 2019

Western District: Code enforcement shielded by sovereign immunity

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled Feb. 13 against a plaintiff who had claimed his injury in a parking lot in Lee’s Summit was the city’s fault because it hadn’t properly inspected the lot and enforced its own building code. In the decision, the appeals panel made permanent a writ of prohibition it […]

Aug 26, 2011

Settlement shows up in Lee’s Summit bond rating

A rating agency review of Lee’s Summit bonds took into account a $15.5 million settlement with a man wrongly convicted of child molestation.

Jul 23, 2010

Protest held over Lee’s Summit’s refusal to pay verdict

Law school professors and former jurors have joined community members in their outrage against the mayor of Lee’s Summit’s refusal to pay a $16 million jury verdict to a man who was wrongfully imprisoned. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Dean Ellen Suni and associate professor Sean O’Brien – who both served on Ted […]

Apr 29, 2009

Ruling makes $14M verdict harder to collect

A U.S. District Judge has made it a little more difficult for man to collect a $14 million verdict that he was awarded in his wrongful imprisonment case. In August, a jury awarded Theodore W. White Jr. $14 million in actual damages and $2 million in punitive damages for his claims that his ex-wife, Tina […]

Mar 18, 2009

Lee’s Summit wins judgment in fire protection case

In another unanimous decision, the Missouri Supreme Court entered judgment in favor of the city of Lee’s Summit over a dispute whether the city or the South Metropolitan Fire Protection District must provide fire protection services, and who receives revenue from a recently annexed property adjacent to the South Metropolitan district. The decision reverses the […]

Mar 17, 2009

Parties work out $909,003 settlement

The parents of a minor killed in an accident in Lee’s Summit reached a settlement with the driver charged with causing the accident. On Aug. 3, 2008, Corey Stuck, 17, was driving his 2002 Honda CBR600F4i motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Highway 50 in Lee’s Summit. At the same time, Lolita McRoy, 71, was driving her […]

Dec 19, 2008

Bartle vows to oppose pay raises for elected officials

State Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee’s Summit, said in his weekly column that he will file legislation to stop pay raises for elected officials. “At a time when people are worrying about keeping their jobs, a salary boost for legislators and other elected officials should be the last thing anyone is considering,” he said in the […]

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