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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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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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