Kansas Supreme Court News

Kansas Supreme Court Weighs Guidelines for Compensating Injured Workers

The Kansas Supreme Court has waded into the fray over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices on Sept. 17 heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the …

Constitutionality of ‘Wrongful Birth’ Law Gets Kansas Supreme Court Hearing

The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried on Sept. 16 about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments …

Kansas Supreme Court Throws Out Personal Injury Damages Cap

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state’s cap on damages for noneconomic injuries in personal injury lawsuits is unconstitutional. The court ruled 4-2 that capping damages an injured person is able to recover in a lawsuit violates …

Kansas Supreme Court: Bars Can’t Be Sued by Drunken Driving Victims

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a 34-year-old rule that prohibits victims injured by drunken drivers from suing the bars that served them. The high court’s ruling on May 10 came in the case of Jeff Kudlacik, who was placed …

Kansas High Court: Insurer Must Cover Student Injured in Crash

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an insurance company should cover a student who was in a private vehicle when he was injured in a crash on the way to a soccer match. The ruling stems from a 2006 …

Kansas Court Ruling on Drivers Applies to Old Practice, FedEx Says

FedEx Corp. said a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that, under state law, its drivers are employees rather than independent contractors applies to a business practice it hasn’t been using since 2011. The company said in a statement posted …

Kansas Court: Travel ‘Intrinsic’ to Oil Field Work, Comp Benefits Apply

Kansas highest court reversed a state appeals court finding that an oil field worker was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits after he was injured while riding home from his workplace. The nature of oil field work, where an employee …

Kansas Court Remands Case of Gun Shop Liability

Firearms dealers must use the highest degree of care in preventing the sale of guns to a felon, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled. The decision comes in the appeal of a mother who filed a negligence lawsuit against the owners …

Kansas Court Upholds Limits on Damages in Lawsuits

Kansas will continue to limit compensation for pain and suffering to $250,000 in personal injury lawsuits following a state Supreme Court ruling Friday in the case of a woman whose doctor removed the wrong ovary from her in 2002. Amy …