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Nov 9, 2018

Judge approves fees in Trinity Lutheran case

A federal judge has approved $433,791 in attorneys’ fees and expenses in the case of a Columbia church whose suit against the state of Missouri went before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017.

May 19, 2014

Springfield settles over marijuana ordinance lawsuit

The city of Springfield agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit after the city council repealed a citizen-backed ordinance that would have decriminalized marijuana possession.

Apr 2, 2014

Social workers settle unpaid overtime claims

Nearly 100 clinical social workers who were classified as exempt professional employees settled an unpaid-overtime class-action claim against a Kansas City public health provider for $1.15 million.

Mar 20, 2014

Motorcyclist settles with uninsured motorists

A Raytown motorcyclist injured in a May 2012 accident caused by falling debris on Interstate 435 settled two uninsured motorists’ claims for nearly $275,000.

Mar 20, 2014

Jurors rule against cop’s age discrimination claim

The plaintiff said a group of officers joked that the plaintiff was so old that his Social Security number was 000-00-0002.

Feb 28, 2014

Driver, accident victims team up to challenge insurer’s refusal to pay

A Kansas City driver and two accident victims on opposite sides of an insurance settlement have joined together to successfully challenge the insurer’s subsequent refusal to pay the claim.

Jan 3, 2014

Settlement resolves case over state Medicaid liens

A federal court settlement ended a claim that the Missouri Department of Social Services filed liens against Medicaid recipients in violation of federal law.

Dec 23, 2013

Wage case against grocer ends in settlement

A confidential settlement ended a class action lawsuit claiming that a grocery store chain required some of its employees to perform uncompensated work.

Nov 8, 2013

Court finds for defendant in fraudulent wire transfer case

The federal court in Springfield has returned a $440,000 defense verdict in a bank case involving a fraudulent wire transfer to the Republic of Cyprus.

Mar 27, 2011

Suit challenges 600,000 MERS loans

Greg Leyh, an attorney in Gladstone, has filed a potential class action lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, or MERS, a private company involved in millions of mortgage loans throughout the country.

Feb 7, 2011

UPDATE: Nixon denies clemency in impending execution

A federal court has dismissed a complaint aimed at stopping the impending execution of Martin Link.

Feb 4, 2011

UPDATE: Fox News suit against Carnahan settles

A lawsuit between Fox News and former U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan has been settled, according to an entry in the lawsuit’s electronic case file.

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