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Appeals court affirms $3.5M verdict against BNSF

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A Missouri appeals court has affirmed a $3.5 million verdict for a railroad conductor who was injured in a 2013 train collision in Kansas. On Nov. 26, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled in ...

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Applicants sought to succeed Victor Howard on Western District bench

The Appellate Judicial Commission will meet Feb. 13 to select finalists for a vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 10 to succeed Judge Victor Howard, who stepped down in November to ...

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Court: Counsel failed to ask about jurors’ Facebook friends

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Jurors did not fail to fully disclose their Facebook friendships with the parties of a Linn County bar-brawl case that resulted in a $100,000 verdict, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled Oct. 29. Instead, the court ruled that ...

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Appellate districts split on summary judgment record

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The Court of Appeals Western District has split from one of its sister districts on how deeply an appeals court should delve into the record that supports a motion for summary judgment. In 2017, Fidelity Real Estate Company sued Joyce ...

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Family of slain patrolman wins records ruling

A Missouri appeals court has overturned a ruling denying the release of records relating to the 1994 shooting death of a Missouri State Highway Patrolman, finding that federal law does not preempt the Missouri Sunshine Law in the case. A ...

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Appeals court probes Raytown Sunshine Law judgment

The city of Raytown is seeking to reverse a $42,550 judgment against it for violating Missouri’s Sunshine Law, arguing it did not wrongly deny a records request because the requestor had previously notified the city of a claim. In oral ...

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Appeals court affirms $113.7 million award for corrections officers

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $113.7 million verdict for Missouri corrections officers who said they were denied compensation for pre- and post-shift duties. A Cole County jury issued the award to a class of about ...

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Blind woman presents novel challenge to arbitration agreement

Ordinarily, disputes regarding arbitration agreements come down to legal issues to be resolved by courts — or, as is frequently the case, by the arbitrators themselves. But a case argued before the Missouri Supreme Court on Oct. 2 presents the ...

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