Court Of Appeals Rules Against Parson In Ongoing Sunshine Lawsuit | KBIA

Court Of Appeals Rules Against Parson In Ongoing Sunshine Lawsuit

May 27, 2020

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled in favor of Democratic Attorney General candidate Elad Gross on Tuesday morning in his ongoing lawsuit against Gov. Mike Parson.

Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce previously dismissed the lawsuit, which alleged the Missouri governor violated the state’s open record law. Gross appealed that decision on 10 different counts. On Tuesday morning, the appellate court ruled in Gross’ favor on five of the 10 points.

Gross sued the state in 2018 after he was charged just over $3,600 for a records request regarding information about A New Missouri, the nonprofit run by former Gov. Eric Greitens. The nonprofit became the subject of a statehouse investigation in the months leading up to Greitens’ resignation.

To read more, visit our partners at the Columbia Missourian.