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Tag Archives: Missouri Sunshine Law

DHSS ordered to pay penalties, fees for Sunshine Law violations


A Cole County judge has ordered the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to pay $12,000 in penalties and attorneys’ fees after ruling it knowingly and purposefully violated the Sunshine Law by denying a nonprofit group’s records requests. The ...

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Judge rules against Missouri agency in open records case

A Missouri judge has ruled that a state agency purposely violated open records law when it tried to charge a genealogical research group nearly $1.5 million for birth and death records then completely rejected the group’s request. Cole County Circuit ...

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Judge: Clay County violated law denying reporter’s request

Clay County violated a Missouri transparency law by denying a reporter’s request to inspect government records, a judge ruled this week. Judge Roger Prokes ruled Clay County committed two violations of the Missouri Sunshine Law when it rejected a Kansas ...

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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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