A woman who has gotten a different answer at every level of review in her attempt to get unemployment benefits notched a win in the Missouri Court of Appeals. According to the July 30 opinion from the Western District, Katherine ...Read More »
Courthouses in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Charles are among those closed for Tuesday's expected storm.
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A court of appeals has affirmed the conviction of a suspended attorney for having sex with boys. Eric Tolen, a former assistant U.S. attorney, was convicted in September 2008 of numerous charges of statutory sodomy of a minor under 14 ...Read More »
An appeals court says Kansas City officials didn't provide a compelling enough reason to move four 19th century cemeteries near Kansas City International Airport. The decision, issued less than three weeks after argument, was surprisingly quick. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday upheld a finding by a Platte County judge that the city of Kansas City didn't show good cause why the remains should be moved. The city had hoped to move the old graveyards so that the land could someday be developed.Read More »
Cynthia Reams Martin has been named an appellate judge. She beat out two candidates who already wear a black robe to work. Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he tapped Martin, a Lee’s Summit attorney, to fill a vacancy on the ...Read More »
At least two Kansas City attorneys are vying to help select judges of the state’s highest courts. Today is the filing deadline for lawyers interested in filling the Western District attorney seat on the Appellate Judicial Commission, which interviews contenders ...Read More »
Standing in the atrium of a courtroom that didn’t exist when he took the bench, Judge Hal Lowenstein gracefully bowed out of a 28-year judicial career. Lowenstein, who turns 70 today, retired Monday from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western ...Read More »
Whatever the fate of a 2007 state statute regulating abortion clinics, the outcome will not be due to a lack of judges. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri went back before the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Thursday. The organization argues the law, which regulates ambulatory surgery centers that provide abortions, shouldn't apply to clinics that only dispense such drugs as the RU-486 pill.
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A Missouri appeals court upheld the nearly $1.8 million sale of half ownership in three private companies from one shareholder to the other. When William O. Cannon wanted to dissolve the three corporations he co-owned with Thomas E. Monroe, he ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
An appeals court has struck down a rule allowing the Missouri Public Defender Commission to stop taking certain cases to reduce its offices’ workloads. The demise of the rule places additional importance on a bill pending in the Missouri Legislature ...Read More »