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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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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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