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Missouri City Pays $195k To Settle Open-Records Lawsuit

A Kansas City, Missouri suburb has agreed to pay $195,000 to a man who had alleged open-records law violations.

The city of Parkville, Missouri announced the settlement with Jason Maki on Wednesday. Maki says he was trying to get records about Parkville commercial developments near his Kansas City home. He also asked for copies of city officials' emails. Maki's lawsuit alleged that Parkville charged him thousands of dollars in unlawful fees for research time. He also claimed the city unlawfully closed some records.

Parkville agreed to pay him $195,000 to settle the suit but didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing.