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Appeals court rules against man seeking resentencing

A 2016 law permits the state parole board to review only the life sentences — but not additional, shorter sentences — of offenders who as juveniles were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole but now may seek review of their ...

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Wife who nursed husband through PTSD owed compensation

Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District says that even a strictly construed worker’s compensation law allows an injured man’s wife to be compensated for nursing her husband after an accident. Ronald Reynolds was a truck driver for Wilcox Truck ...

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Appeals court says trooper can’t be fired without recommendation

Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District said Aug. 20 that the head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wasn’t authorized to fire an officer after a man drowned while in his custody. The court, affirming an earlier ruling by ...

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Federal judge holds Kansas prosecutors in contempt

A federal judge has held federal prosecutors in contempt for violating preservation orders and failing to cooperate with a special master’s investigation of video and audio recordings of attorney-client conversations at a detention facility in Leavenworth, Kansas. U.S. District Judge ...

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Court: Grad students are ‘employees,’ but more litigation looms

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has ruled that graduate students at the University of Missouri count as “employees” under the Missouri Constitution’s protections for collective bargaining rights. But, the appellate court added, it’s not clear if the school ...

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Appeals court affirms $1.48M verdict against Department of Corrections

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has upheld a $1.48 million verdict against the Missouri Department of Corrections in a Kansas City man’s retaliation case against the department. On July 23, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of plaintiff ...

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Citing deficiencies, court dismisses appeal involving Airbnb rental

Western District

Briefing deficiencies led the Court of Appeals Western District to dismiss what appears to be its first case involving the use of home-sharing platform Airbnb. The July 9 ruling came in the appeal of Carlos Guerra, who leased two apartment ...

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Supreme Court denies ACLU application for abortion-referendum petition

The Missouri Supreme Court will not consider the ACLU of Missouri’s arguments that the state of Missouri should expedite the referendum process to enable it to start collecting signatures earlier as part of its efforts to undo new abortion regulations. ...

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