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Quadriplegic man wins $800k verdict in KCPS trial

A quadriplegic Kansas City Public Schools guidance counselor was awarded $806,075 in damages Wednesday following an eight-day disability discrimination trial in Jackson County Circuit Court. The jury awarded plaintiff Joseph D. Baldridge $230,000 in compensatory damages and $576,075 in punitive ...

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Husch to combine with Wisconsin firm

One of Missouri’s largest law firms is getting bigger. Husch Blackwell announced Friday that it is merging with one of Wisconsin’s biggest law firms. The combination with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, a 140-lawyer firm based in Milwaukee, is effective July 1. ...

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Expert witness bill goes to governor

The Missouri House gave final approval on Wednesday to an overhaul of the standards for courts to admit expert testimony. The bill, passed 85-68, would require Missouri courts to follow the so-called Daubert standard, named for the 1993 U.S. Supreme ...

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Former legislator receives interim suspension

  Lee’s Summit attorney and former Missouri legislator Dennis Bonner received an interim license suspension Friday for misappropriating client funds as well as more than $55,000 in third party funds. According to the discipline file, Bonner had multiple incidents involving ...

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