Kansas Supreme Court News

Kansas court rules use of AMA guide is unconstitutional in case of twice-injured UPS driver

By Karen Kidd | Jun 15, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Use of an American Medical Association guide to rate disability for work-related injuries is unconstitutional as applied to a case, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled recently in the case of a parcel delivery driver who twice injured his shoulder.

Kansas intervenes in civil case to defend constitutionality of state's cap on non-economic damages

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 2, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced March 26 that he has filed a brief with the Kansas Supreme Court arguing that the state’s cap on non-economic damages in civil lawsuits is not a violation of the U.S. or Kansas constitutions.

Kansas court defines 'cargo' in Midwest Crane & Rigging appeal of fine

By Christopher Mobley | Jul 31, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a crane permanently bolted to a truck chassis does not qualify as cargo, nor does it make the truck a commercial motor vehicle under the Unified Carrier Registration Act.

Kan. SC overturns decision on contingency fee; Terminated lawyer entitled to percentage of recovery

By John Myers | Jun 21, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas appeals court ruling in a dispute over a fee from a personal injury lawsuit has been overturned by the state Supreme Court .

Kansas SC affirms decision awarding employee injury benefits despite fraudulent application

By Sara McCleary | Apr 4, 2017

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a state Court of Appeals decision that a fraudulent employment application does not preclude a person from being considered an employee under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Kansas Supreme Court orders back pay to fired country appraiser

By Tricia Erickson | Mar 27, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling stating that the firing of a former county appraiser was in violation of state law.

Kansas Supreme Court delays power plant cases

By Chris Rizo | Apr 25, 2008

TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline)--The Kansas Supreme Court has placed a case that Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and partners had pending before them on hold and ordered the utilities to first finish their lower level appeals.

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