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Simmons to be next chairman at Polsinelli

Chase Simmons is expected to become the next chairman of Kansas City-based Polsinelli, the firm announced Tuesday. Simmons, who heads the firm’s real estate practice, has been nominated as the firm’s vice chair and would become its chairman on Jan. ...

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8th Circuit vacates $79M jury verdict

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a $79 million verdict against a Missouri electric cooperative and its telecommunications business in a case alleging the misuse of utility easements in southern Missouri. In the unanimous opinion, the ...

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Schieber stepping down from the bench

Jackson County Circuit Judge Robert Schieber has announced plans to retire from the bench, effective May 31.  Schieber has served on the court for nearly 17 years, first as a family court commissioner for six years, then as circuit judge ...

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River flooding case starts in KC

A trial focused on the federal government’s management policy for the Missouri River started Monday in Kansas City. The suit was filed in 2014 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington. The plaintiffs include more than 300 landowners ...

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