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Mar 27, 2020

Judge awards fees for Raytown Sunshine Law appeal

A Lee’s Summit woman who sued the City of Raytown for violating the Sunshine Law has nearly doubled her recovery after a judge awarded $41,000 in attorneys’ fees to her for prevailing in an appeal brought by the city. In a March 9 order, Jackson County Judge S. Margene Burnett awarded Paula Wyrick’s attorneys at […]

Nov 12, 2019

Appeals court affirms Sunshine Law judgment against Raytown

A Missouri appeals court has upheld a $42,550 judgment against the city of Raytown for violating the Sunshine Law. On Nov. 12, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled in favor of Paula Wyrick, a Lee’s Summit woman who sought city records in connection with her mother’s fatal car crash […]

Nov 1, 2019

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 arguments before a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Oct. […]

Jun 17, 2019

Prosecutors: ‘Incriminating searches’ found on Jungerman computer

Jackson County prosecutors have revealed more evidence in their case against a Raytown man accused of fatally shooting a Kansas City attorney, including allegations of “incriminating” searches of firearms and how to kill using them. In a June 10 filing arguing that David Jungerman’s bond should not be reduced, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dan Nelson said […]

Feb 18, 2019

Raytown ordered to pay $42,550 for Sunshine Law violation

A Jackson County judge has ordered the City of Raytown to pay more than $42,000 after ruling the city violated the Sunshine Law by denying the release of records in an attempt to shield itself from litigation. On Feb. 7, Circuit Judge S. Margene Burnett ordered the city to pay $4,000 in civil penalties to […]

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