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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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Criminal defense lawyer Pat Peters dies

Patrick W. Peters, a well-known criminal defense lawyer in Kansas City whose work challenged the prosecutor’s office he once sought to lead, died Saturday. Peters, 62, died of meningitis he contracted in November after conducting depositions for a case in ...

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Appeals court cuts $433M judgment

The second largest plaintiff’s verdict of 2015 was cut from $433.7 million to just under $188 million Tuesday by a Missouri appeals court. The Western District Court of Appeals found that new hospital construction in Lee’s Summit and Independence counted ...

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District settles bus sex assault case

The Raymore-Peculiar School District has agreed to a $320,000 settlement of a lawsuit alleging that the district failed to follow its policy after a student’s sexual assault on a school bus and bullying by other students. The district disclosed the ...

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