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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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Western District clerk to retire

Western District Court of Appeals clerk Terence G. Lord will retire July 1. The court has appointed Susan Sonnenberg, its staff counsel, to replace Lord. Lord joined the court in 1977 as a law clerk for Judge Ronald Somerville after ...

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$3.25M negligence verdict upheld

The Western District Court of Appeals upheld a $3.25 million jury verdict against a Grain Valley company awarded to a woman shot on its property by her ex-boyfriend. Truck insurance provider Owner-Operator Services, Inc., also known as OOSI, appealed the ...

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KC Council approves crash settlement

A lawsuit against a Kansas City firefighter and the Kansas City Fire Department over a motorcycle crash involving a city vehicle has ended in a $350,000 settlement. The Kansas City Council approved the settlement agreement by a unanimous vote without ...

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Man charged with impersonating a lawyer

A Grandview man will appear in court in December in connection with charges that he practiced law without a license in Kansas City-area municipal courts. Reginald Taylor, 40, has been charged in Jackson County with two counts of practicing law ...

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