Posts Tagged ‘Missouri Governor Matt Blunt’
As Legal Sonar previously reported, Missouri’s Second Injury Fund has arrived at the precipice of insolvency, unable to serve its purpose: funding victims with pre-existing health conditions whose workplace injuries preclude them from continuing their jobs.
According to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, the caretaker of the Fund, the Fund is running out of cash.
Koster quit paying awards a year ago. Now, 169 permanently disabled Missouri workers are owed more than $11.8m in first-time payments.
Such delinquent payments are subject to [...]
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Jackson County Circuit Judge Brian C. Wimes, of Division 18 of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, was confirmed for a seat in Missouri federal court yesterday by the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. Senate voted 92-1 to confirm Judge Wimes after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination in December 2011 and President Barack Obama nominated him for the position in September 2011.
Former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt appointed Judge Wimes to Division 18 of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County in 2007.
Before his appointment to Division 18, Judge Wimes served as an assistant [...]
Tags: Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor, Brian C. Wimes, Claire McCaskill, Division 18 of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Jackson County Circuit Court drug court commissioner, Jackson County Circuit Judge Brian C. Wimes, Judge Charles E. Atwel, kansas city attorney, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, President Barack Obama, Roy Blunt, Texas Southern, Thurgood Marshal School of Law, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee